Palm Beach, Fla.'s Tim Gannon and his Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham have opened their first PDQ unit, with plans to open four more this year and up to 50 over the next five years in South Florida, according to MENAFM.com. Although Basham and Nick Reader, former chief financial officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, opened the first PDQ in Tampa in 2011, the 3,800-square-foot restaurant in Oakland Park, Fla., that opened Feb. 17, is Gannon's first unit.

PDQ serves chicken tenders, sandwiches, salads and hand-cut fries. Its name is an acronym for "People Dedicated to Quality" and "Pretty Darn Quick."

"People want fresh food fast, so if you call it by either name it works," Gannon said in the story. "I think we have a winning recipe. We're averaging 1,000 customers a day, with lines out the door."

Read more about growth.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

LG 42WS50MS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6441.png

6441/LG-42WS50MS-B

LG 47LN549E

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6437.png

6437/LG-47LN549E

AquaCafe

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6965.png

6965/AquaCafe

Food Cost Management

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6401.png

6401/Food-Cost-Management

New Recipe Brochure: The Fresh Factor

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6819.png

6819/New-Recipe-Brochure-The-Fresh-Factor

Advanced Wireless

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6635.png

6635/Advanced-Wireless

Commercial Grade quality for single or multi unit deployments

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/E_Family_150px.jpg

3956/Commercial-Grade-quality-for-single-or-multi-unit-deployments

Total-Point of Sale

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6535.png

6535/Total-Point-of-Sale

LG 84WS70BS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6419.png

6419/LG-84WS70BS-B

Value Based Franchise Model

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/5581.png

5581/Value-Based-Franchise-Model

Digital Menu Boards and ROI
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.