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 main objective, and quality the bottom line. Bob was in search of 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 street and (lucky for us) found just what they were looking for in North Carolina. A genial down-home neighborhood joint called Tenders using the tastiest, freshest, made-from-scratch chicken tenders. They made a deal on the spot with mom and pop, and in 2011 opened the very first PDQ Near Me in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew that they had something special in the opening in our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped across the building, and folks kept coming back for further.
Right from the start, 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 Committed to Quality. It’s not just words. It’s our passion and our purpose. And then 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. 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 it, made-to-order. Want an ingredient added? Want something changed? Just ask us. We’ll gladly work along with you. And we’ll practice it having a smile. You’re gonna be super cozy. You’ll love curling up inside our bright, sparkling restaurants with booths, tables, high-tops, spots in the counter, even outdoor seating.
Our personal touch even shows up at the drive-thru window, that you speak with an actual person, not really 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? All of the smiles? Like they are saying, “Teamwork helps make the dream work.” When you love what you do, it shows. We’re proud of our restaurant. We’re very proud of we. And, we feel in having some fun in the process. We raise each other up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always attempt to be our best. And, most significantly, we percieve 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 all 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 what we make. From the farm-fresh food, to the Guests’ days.
PDQ is a lot 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.
As soon as you walk through our doors, we would like to delight you. From the friendly, PDQ Menu With Prices to our bright, inviting dining rooms. We bring together the convenience and speed of fast food with the caliber 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 simpler than great food, great service, and great hospitality. That’s where we set the bar – and we don’t be happy with less.