QSR Magazine 2022 Best Brands to Work For

PDQ Named One of QSR's Best Brands to Work For

Nov 01

PDQ has been named one of the Best Brands to Work For in the first annual survey by QSR Magazine. The publication polled restaurant brands and outside pundits for submissions, and then used a panel of industry experts to make their picks. 

“Labor was on the mind of every restaurant operator well before COVID,” says Danny Klein, editorial director of QSR magazine. “But like many topics, it was placed in the pressure cooker. Beyond brands scrambling to hire and keep workers, however, what the pandemic really did was reveal the mettle of the restaurants that led with a people-first approach. The chains certified as Best Brands to Work For in our inaugural report are setting a new standard for employee care and laying a blueprint for peers to follow in the years to come.”

PDQ was lauded for several factors, including its focus on its Team Members and their personal and professional growth.

A few excerpts from PDQ's honor:

- The story at PDQ is real-world experience and preparing employees for success, whether that's within the corporate structure or their post-PDQ lives.

- One of the chicken chain’s benefits, for instance, is a scholarship program that invites and encourages employees to continue their education and career building in areas they’re most passionate about.

-  According to analysis of Glassdoor data from financial services company William Blair, 71 percent of employees at PDQ said they’d recommend their job to a friend. In fact, the fast casual took the top overall rate for the first time, moving up from No. 7 in 2021. The overall employee rating of 3.9 (based on reviews) shared the top spot. PDQ also finished top 2 in culture and values (4.), senior management (3.5), career opportunities (3.6), and diversity and was No. 3 in diversity and inclusion (4.2).
Check out the entire list of winners and details here: