PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) is a fast casual restaurant specializing in hand-breaded chicken tenders, hand-tossed salads, sandwiches, fresh cut fries and hand spun milkshakes and malts. PDQ favorites are made with only the finest ingredients, all featuring sauces and dressings homemade everyday. In 2009, PDQ opened its doors in Cornelius, North Carolina under the name Tenders. From the very beginning, PDQ was founded on the concept that high-quality food, memorable service and genuine hospitality are the cornerstones to a great restaurant. The first PDQ restaurant officially opened on Sunday, October 30, 2011 across from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida.