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 develop a new kind of restaurant. One that makes people the focus, and quality the base 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 they hit the highway and (lucky for 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 made a deal on the spot with mom and pop, and in 2011 opened the initial PDQ Restaurant in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew that they had something great at the opening in our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped across the building, and folks kept coming back for additional.
Right from the start, 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 perform, it reflects our commitment to 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. The comfort begins whenever you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food how you will want it, made-to-order. Want an ingredient added? Want something changed? Just ask us. We’ll gladly work together with you. And we’ll practice it having a smile. You’re going to 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 on the drive-thru window, that you speak with an actual person, not really a speaker. You’ll leave satisfied every time. We’re PDQ – People Dedicated to Quality. And our quality starts with people.
What’s with that hubbub? All those smiles? Like they say, “Teamwork definitely makes the dream work.” When you love everything you do, it shows. We’re happy with our restaurant. We’re happy with our company. And, we feel 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 best. And, most importantly, we have seen every entry-level job as an opportunity to learn and grow along with us.
We’re Just Made, Better. It’s our promise to you. It inspires everything we do. Just Made means food that’s constructed from scratch, in-house with just 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 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 – most of us do.
From the time you walk through our doors, we wish to delight you. From your friendly, PDQ Catering Menu to our own bright, inviting dining rooms. We gather the convenience 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 provide 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 we don’t settle for less.