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    PDQ to Open 2 New Locations this Weekend

  • Industry News January 18, 2018

    Award-winning restaurant PDQ—short for "People Dedicated to Quality” —will open its newest store in Lehi, Utah, January 20, making it the company’s 61st U.S. location and the first in the state of Utah. With its quality approach, PDQ offers chef-driven recipes and mindful ingredients typically found in a fine casual restaurant with the value, speed and convenience of the fast food and fast casual segment.

    PDQ in the Lehi area will serve PDQ’s famous hand-breaded chicken tenders, hand-tossed salads, made-to-order sandwiches, and hand-spun milkshakes, in addition to dishes from the brand’s new chef-inspired menu created by PDQ Executive Chef Michael Brannock and Chef Bryce Bonsack. New items include a variety of premium chicken sandwiches like the Pimento Crunch and Grilled Hawaiian, bowls like the Thai Peanut and Queso Crunch, and salads such as Yia Yia’s Greek Salad. Along with a selection of sides including roasted broccoli, fresh apple slices with toffee dip, tots, chile-lime corn and hand-breaded fresh zucchini fries, nearly everything on the menu features PDQ’s homemade sauces and dressings, all made from scratch in-house every day.

    PDQ Lehi will also open with the company’s new logo that includes the brand’s mascot chicken, created by celebrated pop artist Burton Morris, which guests will find on all signage and menus.

    “We are excited to bring the first PDQ to Utah, and welcome folks in to try our menu of food that is made from scratch,” says PDQ CEO and Co-Founder Nick Reader. “Our team of People Dedicated to Quality look forward to meeting everyone in the Lehi community.”

    At this Saturday’s grand opening, the doors will open at 10:30am and the first 50 guests in line will receive a $50 PDQ Gift Card, a complimentary lunch, and a PDQ swag bag. For more details and official rules, please visit the PDQ website.

    A fit for all members of the family, PDQ Lehi is located at 3610 North Digital Drive (Lehi, UT) and is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The newest location includes PDQ's signature open kitchen, as well as indoor and outdoor seating where guests can enjoy favorites for dine-in or take-out, as well as a drive-thru and availability to cater events.

    PDQ, which aims to develop ties in its local communities, will work with local Lehi organizations, including charitable groups, youth sports leagues and others.

    A day later, PDQ will open their 11th Tampa area location in Seminole. This will be the group’s 62nd restaurant in the U.S.

    PDQ Seminole will also open with the company’s new logo that includes the brand’s mascot chicken, created by celebrated pop artist Burton Morris, which guests will find on all signage and menus.

    On grand opening day, the first 50 guests will receive a $50 PDQ Gift Card, one free meal, and a PDQ swag bag. For more details and official rules, please visit the PDQ website. 

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