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 develop 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.
Therefore they hit the road and (lucky for all of us) found just the things they were hoping to find in North Carolina. A genial down-home neighborhood joint called Tenders with all 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 first PDQ Prices in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew they had something special at the opening in our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped around the building, and folks kept coming back for further.
Right away, Bob and Nick believed food ought to be fresh, fast and affordable. They believed in utilizing 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 perform, it reflects our persistence for you.
We have crazy, delicious fresh food you can’t find somewhere else – 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 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 do it using a smile. You’re gonna be super cozy. You’ll love curling up inside our bright, sparkling restaurants with booths, tables, high-tops, spots at the counter, even outdoor seating.
Our personal touch even appears on the drive-thru window, where you speak to an actual person, not a speaker. You’ll leave satisfied every time. We’re PDQ – People Dedicated to Quality. And our quality starts off with people.
What’s with all of that commotion? 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 proud of our team. And, we believe in having some fun along the way. We raise each other up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always attempt to be our best. And, most importantly, we see every entry-level job as a chance to learn and grow around.
We’re Just Made, Better. It’s our promise to you personally. It inspires everything we all do. Just Made means food that’s constructed from scratch, in-house with only the freshest ingredients. Just Made means food that’s made-to-order within our open kitchen. (Wave hi. We’ll wave back.) Better is the thing that we make. From our farm-fresh food, to the 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 moment you walk through our doors, we wish to delight you. From your friendly, PDQ to the 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 you with 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 be happy with less.