PDQ Partners with United Food Bank to Feed Local Valley Families in Need by Offering Free Chicken Tenders in Exchange for Non-Perishable Food Donations

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 [Pictured left to right: Avery Johnson (age 6), Lily Johnson (age 7) and Alexander Langenberg (age 4 ¾) drop off non-perishable food items to help feed local valley families in need.]


(PHOENIX – June 20, 2019) –PDQ Arizona’s Tempe location is partnering with United Food Bank to gather food donations for families in need. From now until July 5, individuals that stop by the PDQ Tempe location and drop off non-perishable food items will receive three free chicken tenders. “Giving back to the community is a part of who we are,” said John Hyland, operating director PDQ Arizona’s Tempe location. “We’re committed to building deep roots in the community we serve and supporting United Food Bank’s efforts means a lot to us.”


WHAT:            Food Drive to Support the United Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that                                   provides hunger relief to people in need in the East Valley and eastern Arizona.


WHERE:           PDQ Arizona’s Tempe location

                        8905 S. Harl Avenue

                        Tempe, AZ 85284


WHEN:             Now through July 5, 2019

                        10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


“When a great brand steps up to help serve families in need, we take notice,” said Tyson Nansel, director of external affairs & communications for United Food Bank. “We’re happy to partner with PDQ and thankful for their effort to help us feed the East Valley’s hungry.”


About PDQ Arizona

Award-winning PDQ – short for “People Dedicated to Quality” – 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. PDQ Arizona’s Tempe location opened in January 2019.  John Hyland serves as the operating director for that location.  PDQ also has a restaurant in Phoenix, located adjacent to Paradise Valley Mall, near Cactus and Tatum Blvd. Kristy Haase serves as operating director.


About PDQ National                                     

Founded in 2011, Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader are the two principal owners of PDQ. Beloved throughout the Southeast and now beyond for its hand-breaded chicken tenders, PDQ crafts delicious salads, sandwiches, bowls and hand-spun milkshakes fresh in store, every day. PDQ is committed to creating deep roots in its local communities and has given nearly $6 million in dollars and in-kind donations to local charities, schools, and organizations since its inception. On October 30, 2011, the original PDQ restaurant opened its doors in Tampa (FL) and the concept now has locations throughout Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. For more information, visit www.eatPDQ.com.


About United Food Bank

United Food Bank celebrates 35 years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief to people in need in the East Valley and eastern Arizona. We collect, acquire, store and distribute food and related commodities to more than 220 partner agencies that serve more than 228,000 people in need across more than 19,500 square miles. Last year, United Food Bank distributed almost 24 million pounds of food providing nearly 19.5 million meals to our neighbors in need.

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