At PDQ, we’re People Dedicated 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 objective, 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.
So that they hit the highway and (lucky for people) found just whatever they were hoping to find in North Carolina. An amiable 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, and then in 2011 opened the first PDQ Menu in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew they had something great at the opening in our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped round the building, and folks kept coming back for more.
Right from the start, Bob and Nick believed food needs 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 Dedicated to Quality. It’s not just words. It’s our passion and our purpose. And in everything we all do, it reflects our commitment to you.
We 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 once you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food how you want to buy, made-to-order. Want an ingredient added? Want something changed? Just ask us. We’ll gladly work with you. And we’ll do 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 turns up at the drive-thru window, where you speak with a genuine 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 hubbub? Those smiles? Like they claim, “Teamwork definitely makes the dream work.” Whenever you love what you do, it shows. We’re happy with our restaurant. We’re happy with our team. 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 very best. And, most significantly, we see every entry-level job as an opportunity to learn and grow with us.
We’re Just Made, Better. It’s our promise to 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 within our open kitchen. (Wave hi. We’ll wave back.) Better is exactly what we make. From your farm-fresh food, to our Guests’ days.
PDQ is a lot 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 – all of us do.
As soon as you walk through our doors, we want to delight you. From our friendly, PDQ Restaurant to our own bright, inviting dining rooms. We bring together the benefit and speed of fast food with the quality 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 satisfied with less.