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“"Sorry" to admit - better than Chick Fil A”
Review of Pdq

Pdq
Ranked #458 of 1,069 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Description: PDQ is a fast casual restaurant specializing in chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches, fresh cut fries and hand spun milkshakes.
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Description: PDQ is a fast casual restaurant specializing in chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches, fresh cut fries and hand spun milkshakes.
Reviewed January 4, 2014

I love and admire the values of Chick Fil A (CFA) and always enjoyed their food. After 2 visits to PDQ, however, we sadly have to say that PDQ "wins" when it comes to the food, atmosphere and service. The chicken tastes "fresher" than CFA and we are totally impressed with their fresh-made sauces vs. CFA's packaged sauces. Their matchstick fries are also fresh as opposed to the obvious frozen CFA waffle fries. The atmosphere is not as much like a typical "fast food" setting as is CFA - more like a "diner". But most of all, I HATE to admit that the customer service was far superior to CFA. We were approached 2 times and personally engaged regarding the quality of our food and visit, and the employees seemed to be much more sincerely interested in serving versus the canned "my pleasure" response of the CFA employees. Although we will ALWAYS admire the "closed on Sundays" commitment of CFA and their awesome support of church and other "good causes" - we will definitely have to choose PDQ when we want a good chicken "fast-food" meal.

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3  Thank BobetteMG
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Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Don't come here for the chicken. The location is great- new clean place and quiet cute. Fast service and friendly. And the fries are worth the visit. The chicken however is not so good. I think perhaps the rubber, chewy texture of the chicken is from the tenderizing process and perhaps this may/will be changed soon! The breading is however is tasty. But the texture of the chicken has a huge distaste.
However the fies are so worth it and could be a meal in itself. They also have the coke machines where you can choose a huge variety of combinations and varieties of coke products.

This is a place that can certainly be enjoyed. But please ! Do something with your chicken !!

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1  Thank camer-always-aready
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Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Never heard of PDQ but saw it while out shopping and gave it a try. Small menu all chicken and salads. Nicely cooked, fresh and good atmoshere. Very cool soda fountain and a hand wash station too. Good hand cut fries and chicken in a bun girlfriend had the salad very good. You can see everything they cook as its an open kitchen. I would recommend it for a good quick bite better than the usual burger bars if you like chicken. Give them a try

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Thank cableguy4642
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Good chicken fingers, good fries, good sauces, fast service and pleasant people working there. What;s not to like. It's better than Chick fil a and about the same price. Our kids love it and I like it as well. Haven't tried the shakes yet but two for the price of one is between 2:00 and 4:00 so I will soon!

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Thank GodfatherSRQ
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We planned on going to Cheeburger Cheeburger but of course it was closed! We found PDQ as we were scrambling for another quick dinner option with two hungry and cranky kids in the backseat. PDQ was clean, quick, friendly, and delicious. It was a pleasant surprise and turned out to be the perfect place for the occasion. Had a chicken sandwich, 2 kids meals, a chocolate shake, and a salad with buffalo tenders, all for $25. The staff was so helpful and patient. Food was all wonderful and was to our table by the time we had our drinks. Would absolutely go back again!!

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Thank Nina M
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