At PDQ, we’re People Committed 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 focus, and quality the bottom line. Bob was searching for fresh flavor and inspiration, and Nick wanted a location that served fresh, fast food he felt good about feeding to his kids.
So they hit the highway and (lucky for people) found just what they were seeking in North Carolina. A friendly down-home neighborhood joint called Tenders using the tastiest, freshest, made-from-scratch chicken tenders. They produced a deal on the spot with mom and pop, and then in 2011 opened the first PDQ in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew they had something great on the opening in our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped round the building, and folks kept coming back for more.
Right away, Bob and Nick believed food ought to be fresh, fast and affordable. They believed in working with good people. And, they believed in unwavering quality and hospitality.
It’s what makes us People Focused on Quality. It’s not just words. It’s our passion and our purpose. And in everything we do, it reflects our dedication to you.
We have 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. The comfort begins whenever you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food the way you want it, made-to-order. Want an ingredient added? Want something changed? Just ask us. We’ll gladly work together with you. And we’ll practice it using a smile. You’re gonna be super cozy. You’ll love curling up in 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, in which you speak to an actual person, not a speaker. You’ll leave satisfied each time. We’re PDQ – People Committed to Quality. And our quality starts off with people.
What’s with all that commotion? All of the smiles? Like they are saying, “Teamwork definitely makes the dream work.” Once you love everything you do, it shows. We’re happy with our restaurant. We’re proud of we. And, we believe in having some fun as you go along. We raise one another up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always attempt to be our best. And, most significantly, we have seen every entry-level job as an opportunity to learn and grow along with us.
We’re Just Made, Better. It’s our promise for you. It inspires everything we all do. Just Made means food that’s constructed from scratch, in-house with merely the freshest ingredients. Just Made means food that’s made-to-order inside our open kitchen. (Wave hi. We’ll wave back.) Better is what we make. From your farm-fresh food, to the Guests’ days.
PDQ is more than just delicious food. We’re good neighbors, too. We help our communities by donating our time and resources. We share your deep roots. When someone succeeds – whether it’s through sports, academics or helping others – most of us do.
From the time you walk through our doors, we want to delight you. From your friendly, PDQ Menu Prices to our own bright, inviting dining rooms. We gather the convenience and speed of fast food with the standard of casual dining. It starts foiaoa how our restaurants look. Our comfortable booths, tables, high-tops, counter seats, and outdoor seating offer 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 settle for less.