PDQ ("People Dedicated to Quality") is a fast casual restaurant company specializing in fresh, hand-battered chicken tenders, made-to-order chicken and turkey sandwiches, fresh-cut fries, hand-spun milkshakes and fresh salads. Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham, and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader spent more than two years developing the concept before opening the first PDQ restaurant in 2011 in Tampa, Florida.
PDQ currently has locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, with many new stores planned to open in the coming years. In 2014, PDQ received Nation’s Restaurant News "Hot Concept" Award, and Restaurant Business Magazine ranked PDQ as the #1 small restaurant brand in America on its "Future 50'” list of fastest-growing concepts. ACG invested in the company in 2014.