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 main focus, and quality the base line. Bob was searching for fresh flavor and inspiration, and Nick wanted a spot that served fresh, fast food he felt good about feeding to his kids.
Therefore they hit the road and (lucky for people) found just what they were seeking in North Carolina. A friendly down-home neighborhood joint called Tenders with all 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 very first PDQ Menu 2020 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 more.
Right away, Bob and Nick believed food should be fresh, fast and affordable. They believed in working 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. And in everything we all do, it reflects our persistence for you.
We have crazy, delicious fresh food you can’t find somewhere else – hand-breaded chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, hand-spun shakes – and that’s our feel-good guarantee. The comfort begins once you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food how you 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 in our bright, sparkling restaurants with booths, tables, high-tops, spots at the counter, even outdoor seating.
Our personal touch even shows up at the drive-thru window, in which you speak to an actual person, not just a speaker. You’ll leave satisfied every time. We’re PDQ – People Committed to Quality. And our quality starts off with people.
What’s with all of that commotion? All of the smiles? Like they are saying, “Teamwork definitely makes the dream work.” Whenever you love whatever you do, it shows. We’re proud of our restaurant. We’re proud of our company. And, we feel in having some fun in the process. We raise the other person up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always strive to be our best. And, most importantly, we have seen every entry-level job as the 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 inside our open kitchen. (Wave hi. We’ll wave back.) Better is the thing that we make. From your farm-fresh food, to our own Guests’ days.
PDQ is much 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 – we all do.
As soon as you walk through our doors, we want to delight you. From the friendly, PDQ Menu 2020 to our bright, inviting dining rooms. We gather the benefit 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 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.