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PDQ (Oakland Park, West Palm Beach, Tampa)

* PDQ (Oakland Park, West Palm Beach, Tampa).

Just a quick heads-up…Jeff Eats is “hearing” tremendous things about a brand new-fast food chicken chain PDQ which currently has 4 Tampa/1 Oakland Park/1 West Palm Beach/2 North Carolina locations.

Haven’t tried the joint out yet, but some buddies of mine-told Jeff Eats that PDQ (Oakland Park) makes amazingly delicious grilled chicken/fried chicken tenders/turkey/salads/fries/shakes. One caveat, three of those buddies way back when- thought that the Edsel was going to be a homerun and the fourth guy to this very day-claims that aliens abducted him in 1989.

As I mentioned 4 seconds ago, there is one location in Oakland Park…this coming Sunday-May 5th, PDQ is opening a second South Florida location in West Palm Beach.

Check for menu/locations.

For what it’s worth–the chain is owned by one of the guys who created the Outback Steakhouse chain. Nothing for nothing, a few quick conversations with a handful of fast food/casual restaurant developers–had them figuring that PDQ had a real shot to develop into a major chain. The consensus was, that PDQ may appeal to a huge segment of Chik-fil-A’s customer base that is looking for a more diversified menu. Throw in 4,500 square foot stores/with drive thrus that are open on Sunday—and just maybe, PDQ has the formula to be a homerun-chain.

Jeff Eats is gonna check this one out…if you get there before I do, let me know what you think.

8 Comments to “PDQ (Oakland Park, West Palm Beach, Tampa)”

  1. Earl G. says...

    I ate in the ft laud store.
    terrific chicken fingers, ff and turkey breast sandwich.
    very interesting concept, like a chik fil a on steroids, and this one is open on sunday.

  2. Ralp981 says...
    jeff, its looks like a winner to me, that’s assuming the food is any good.

  3. Slinky says...

    Jeff: A ton of not so hot YELP reviews on Oakland Park store.

  4. Carls says...

    I see great yelp reviews at another store. Chicken tenders are junk food. They have fried chicken sandwich but no pieces of fried chicken like thighs. So they are spending the minimum on meat and chicken it is all padded with bread crumbs and fried.

    But the places get goo-great reviews that they are very clean modern and friendly personnel so maybe they succeed. Plus others don’t have my prejudice against chicken tenders McNuggets what have you, reconstituted chicken scraps meat that is deep fried.

    So looks like their presentation is A+, going by yelp

  5. Ate in Oakland Park yesterday.
    The chicken tenders are delicious same for the ff.

  6. TampaBayJoe says...

    Tried PDQ in Tampa Bay.
    This thing could give Chk fil A a run for its money.
    The beautiful part is that its open on Sunday.
    Other readers should try it, it really is pretty good.

  7. Gregg L. Friedman MD says...

    PDQ serves great food at a low price. The staff was very nice and the food was excellent. I give PDQ a 5 Star Excellent rating. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL

  8. Tamara says...

    Ate in the WPB location the other day. Got the thanksgiving turkey Sammie n fries. It really could’ve been great but the round 1/2 inch thick piece of turkey was a turnoff. Definitely not fresh, which I expected from the description. Fries could’ve been great but past their prime-limp. What was impressive was how well they were staffed n how fast the service n turn around!

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