Award-winning PDQ restaurants (People Dedicated to Quality) and the Bullard Family Foundation are teaming up to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, September 14 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., guests to any of PDQ’s 16 Tampa Bay area locations can round up their check or make a donation, with 100 percent of all money raised given directly to the Bullard Family Foundation.

PDQ will also host a Grand Opening celebration on Monday, September 14 -social distancing style – at its newest location in the USF/Temple Terrace area at 5112 E. Fowler Ave. All guests who visit the USF/Temple Terrace location from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. that day will receive a scratch-off card for a free menu item on their next visit. There will also be drive-thru entertainment from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., including performances from local musician Josh Higgins and the USF Herd of Thunder Pep Band.

“We can change lives together when partners like PDQ step up to make a tremendous impact in our community,” said Bullard. “We are looking forward to celebrating the newest PDQ and giving back throughout the entire area as part of this campaign.”

“Thaddeus is an incredible role model to so many in our community and we are proud to partner with him and his foundation to make a difference for those here in Tampa Bay,” says Nick Reader, PDQ Co-Founder and CEO. “Thad continues to be a Person Dedicated to Quality and we are excited to once again work together with our team and guests on this important initiative.”

PDQ has 16 Tampa Bay area locations: Brandon, Bradenton, Carrollwood, Clearwater, Lakeland, Pinellas Park, Riverview, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Seminole, South Tampa, Tampa: Waters, Trinity, Wesley Chapel, Westchase and USF/Temple Terrace (opening September 14). All locations are open for lunch and dinner for dine-in, To-Go, drive-thru, delivery and catering starting from 11 a.m. until 9 pm seven days a week.

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