At PDQ, we’re People Dedicated to Quality. But mostly, we’re committed to you. In 2009 our Founders, Bob and Nick, were hungry to build a new kind of restaurant. One that makes people the main focus, and quality the base line. Bob was looking for fresh flavor and inspiration, and Nick wanted a location that served fresh, fast food he felt good about feeding to his kids.
Therefore they hit the highway and (lucky for people) found just what they were looking for in North Carolina. A friendly down-home neighborhood joint called Tenders with all the tastiest, freshest, made-from-scratch chicken tenders. They made a deal on the spot with mom and pop, and then in 2011 opened the initial PDQ Locations in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew they had something special on the opening of our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped around the building, and folks kept coming back for additional.
From the beginning, Bob and Nick believed food should be fresh, fast and affordable. They believed in dealing with good people. And, they believed in unwavering quality and hospitality.
It’s exactly what makes us People Dedicated to Quality. It’s not just words. It’s our passion and our purpose. As well as in everything we do, it reflects our commitment to you.
We have now crazy, delicious fresh food you can’t find anywhere else – hand-breaded chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, hand-spun shakes – and that’s our feel-good guarantee. Enhanced comfort begins once you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food how you will want it, made-to-order. Want an ingredient added? Want something changed? Just ask us. We’ll gladly work along with you. And we’ll get it done using a smile. You’re gonna be super cozy. You’ll love curling up inside our bright, sparkling restaurants with booths, tables, high-tops, spots at the counter, even outdoor seating.
Our personal touch even shows up in the drive-thru window, where you speak to a genuine person, not a speaker. You’ll leave satisfied every time. We’re PDQ – People Committed to Quality. And our quality starts with people.
What’s with all of that commotion? All of the smiles? Like they are saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” When you love whatever you do, it shows. We’re happy with our restaurant. We’re very proud of we. And, we feel in having some fun in the process. We raise one another up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always make an effort to be our very best. And, most significantly, we see every entry-level job as an opportunity to learn and grow with us.
We’re Just Made, Better. It’s our promise to you personally. It inspires everything perform. Just Made means food that’s crafted from scratch, in-house with merely the freshest ingredients. Just Made means food that’s made-to-order within our open kitchen. (Wave hi. We’ll wave back.) Better is exactly what we make. From the farm-fresh food, to our own Guests’ days.
PDQ is a lot more than just delicious food. We’re good neighbors, too. We help our communities by donating our time as well as resources. We share your deep roots. When someone succeeds – whether it’s through sports, academics or helping others – all of us do.
From the moment you walk through our doors, we would like to delight you. From our friendly, PDQ Chicken to our bright, inviting dining rooms. We gather the convenience and speed of fast food with the quality of casual dining. It starts foiaoa how our restaurants look. Our comfortable booths, tables, high-tops, counter seats, and outdoor seating provide you with the feel of casual dining.
We keep things simple. To us, there’s nothing more basic than great food, great service, and great hospitality. That’s where we set the bar – and that we don’t be satisfied with less.