At PDQ, we’re People Dedicated 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 bottom line. Bob was looking for fresh flavor and inspiration, and Nick wanted a spot that served fresh, fast food he felt good about feeding to his kids.
So that they hit the road and (lucky for people) found just whatever they were looking for in North Carolina. An amiable 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 very first PDQ Locations in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew that they had something special on the opening of our own first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped around the building, and folks kept coming back for further.
From the beginning, 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 what 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 persistence for you.
We have now 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. Enhanced comfort begins when you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food the way you want to buy, 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 having a smile. You’re likely to be super cozy. You’ll love curling up within our bright, sparkling restaurants with booths, tables, high-tops, spots on the counter, even outdoor seating.
Our personal touch even appears at the drive-thru window, in which you talk to a genuine person, not 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 of that hustle and bustle? Those smiles? Like they are saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Once you love what you do, it shows. We’re proud of our restaurant. We’re proud of we. And, we believe in having some fun as you go along. We raise the other person up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always strive to be our very best. And, most significantly, 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 for you. It inspires everything we 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 in 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 much 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 – most of us do.
From the moment you walk through our doors, we wish to delight you. From our 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 provide the feel of casual dining.
We keep things simple. To us, there’s nothing simpler than great food, great service, and great hospitality. That’s where we set the bar – and that we don’t be satisfied with less.