At PDQ, we’re People Committed to Quality. But mostly, we’re committed to you. During 2009 our Founders, Bob and Nick, were hungry to build a new kind of restaurant. One that makes people the focus, and quality the base line. Bob was searching for fresh flavor and inspiration, and Nick wanted a place that served fresh, fast food he felt good about feeding to his kids.
So they hit the highway and (lucky for all of us) found just the things they were looking for in North Carolina. A friendly down-home neighborhood joint called Tenders with the tastiest, freshest, made-from-scratch chicken tenders. They created a deal on the spot with mom and pop, as well as in 2011 opened the initial PDQ Chicken in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew that they had something great on the opening in our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped across the building, and folks kept coming back for additional.
From the beginning, 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 the thing that makes us People Committed to Quality. It’s not just words. It’s our passion and our purpose. And in everything we do, it reflects our commitment to you.
We now have crazy, delicious fresh food you can’t find elsewhere – hand-breaded chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, hand-spun shakes – and that’s our feel-good guarantee. The comfort begins when you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food how you need it, made-to-order. Want an ingredient added? Want something changed? Just ask us. We’ll gladly work along with you. And we’ll do it with a smile. You’re going to be super cozy. You’ll love curling up within our bright, sparkling restaurants with booths, tables, high-tops, spots in the counter, even outdoor seating.
Our personal touch even shows up in the drive-thru window, where you speak to a genuine person, not just a speaker. You’ll leave satisfied each time. We’re PDQ – People Dedicated to Quality. And our quality starts with people.
What’s with all that hubbub? All of the smiles? Like they are saying, “Teamwork definitely makes the dream work.” Whenever 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 along the way. We raise each other up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always make an effort to be our best. And, above all, we see every entry-level job as the opportunity to learn and grow around.
We’re Just Made, Better. It’s our promise to you. It inspires everything we do. Just Made means food that’s crafted from scratch, in-house with just the freshest ingredients. Just Made means food that’s made-to-order inside our open kitchen. (Wave hi. We’ll wave back.) Better is exactly what we make. From our farm-fresh food, to our Guests’ days.
PDQ is more than just delicious food. We’re good neighbors, too. We help our communities by donating our some time and resources. We share your deep roots. When someone succeeds – whether it’s through sports, academics or helping others – all of us do.
From the time you walk through our doors, we wish to delight you. From the friendly, PDQ Chicken to the bright, inviting dining rooms. We bring together 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 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 – so we don’t settle for less.