PDQ Chicken, whose mottos are People Dedicated to Quality and Pretty Darn Quick, is a chain of chicken tender restaurants from one of Outback Steakhouse’s founders.
The Outback connection explains the similarities of their honey mustard, sweet sriracha, and ranch sauces to the Outback of old.
Face To Face Drive-Thru?
The drive-thru was a little bit different of an experience for me where you’re face to face with the person taking your order.
I felt some extra pressure to know what I wanted because she was right in front of me or maybe because I wasn’t familiar with the menu.
I drive to the next window after paying, and a few minutes later, I’m on my way with my food.
How Many Locations?
At this point, I’ve eaten from 5 different PDQs (Coral Reef, Flagler, Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park & Wellington) throughout South Florida now, and I can unequivocally say they’re 100% consistent.
I’ve enjoyed the chicken tenders and the spicy buffalo tenders sandwich at every location. The fresh-squeezed lemonade is also part of my regular order.
I recently had lunch at the PDQ in Sweetwater (10121 West Flagler Street) with my parents. I didn’t order any fresh-baked chocolate chunk cookies but did take home a Heath Milkshake for my wife and the seasonal special apple pie shake.
PDQ uses those thick straws, and after putting my mouth muscles to work on the shake, I can see why. Great little chunks of apple would come through; it’s the equivalent of a 3D movie in shake form.
It doesn’t even matter if my last comment made any sense to you; if you love chicken, then you’ll love PDQ. Do it to it.