Award-winning restaurant PDQ—short for “People Dedicated to Quality”—will open its newest store in Jacksonville, Florida, this Sunday, July 30, making it the company’s 58th U.S. location and fourth in the Jacksonville area. 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.

The Crossing at Town Center location 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. The new offerings include seasonal bowls such as the Thai Peanut and Southern Buffalo, chicken sandwiches like the Southern Pimento Crunch and Grilled Hawaiian, and specialty salads including the Kale Caesar and Garden Citrus. Along with a selection of sides such as roasted garlic broccoli, sweet potatoes, fresh apple slices with toffee dip, and hand-breaded fresh zucchini fries, nearly everything on the menu features PDQ’s 14 homemade sauces and dressings, all made from scratch in-house every day.

“We are excited to introduce some new menu additions with this opening and appreciate the support we have received from the community at our other three Jacksonville locations at Beach and Hodges, Bartram Park and Julington Creek over the last few years,” says PDQ CEO and co-founder Nick Reader.

This Sunday, at the grand opening, the first 50 guests in line on opening day will receive a $50 PDQ Gift Card, one free combo meal, and a PDQ swag bag.

A fit for all members of the family, PDQ Jacksonville: Town Center is located at 4816 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 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 for events.

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