January 20, 2016 – TAMPA, FL – PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) restaurants proudly partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) this past October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. PDQ is excited to announce that through the efforts and support of our PDQ Guests and Team Members, the brand raised $18,000, bringing our two-year contributions to NBCF to more than $40,000!
For the second consecutive year, PDQ sold pink t-shirts in all of its restaurants with this year’s design created by South Florida artist Sergio (SURGE) Quinonez, whose wife, Adriana, is a breast cancer survivor.
In addition to selling the “Shake Out Cancer” t-shirts, PDQ made a donation to NBCF for every milkshake purchased in October.
“PDQ has supported our mission of Helping Women Now® for two years, impacting thousands of women facing a breast cancer diagnosis,” said NBCF Co-& CEO, Janelle Hail. “The funds they raised this past October will help us provide life-saving early detection services for those in need.”
“PDQ strongly believes in giving back to the community, and being able to make this donation to such a worthy organization is truly an honor,” said PDQ President Steve Erickson. “Breast cancer is a widespread disease that touches nearly everyone in some way. We are so appreciative of the work that NBCF does on a daily basis to assist in this fight.”
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About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®:
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 11 years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org
PDQ is a fast casual restaurant known for their hand-breaded chicken tenders, hand-tossed salads, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and hand-spun milkshakes with dine-in, drive thru or catering options. Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader are the two principal owners of PDQ. The partners spent more than two years developing the concept behind the brand and quality of the food and establishments. On October 30, 2011, the original PDQ restaurant opened its doors in Tampa, Florida and the concept now has 50 locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. PDQ prides itself on delicious sandwiches and salads made with the finest ingredients and their 12 signature sauces and dressings are homemade every day on-site. PDQ stands out from other quick service restaurants by featuring an open kitchen, allowing guests to see the food preparation from start to finish. Restaurant Business Magazine recently named PDQ as the number one fastest growing small chain in America and Nation’s Restaurant News chose PDQ as a 2014 Hot Concepts recipient. All menu items are under $10 and combo meals start as low as $7.69. PDQ is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week with dine-in seating and a drive-thru. Catering is also available for events and carryout. For more information, visit www.eatPDQ.com.