Address: 3737 West Craig Rd., North Las Vegas
Status: Opens Sunday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Hours: Daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
PDQ aims to bring a classier attitude to the Las Vegas fast-food scene and that includes publicly announcing a first day opening time and date and sticking to it.
The rapidly expanding, fast casual, chicken tender focused chain will debut Sunday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. in North Las Vegas, the first of two local locations to launch this year, with more on the way.
As Eater Vegas first revealed back in November, the 4,400-square-foot lot with a drive-thru attempts to elevate the quickie meal experience. Look for an open plan kitchen, upholstered seating, branded wooden tables and a designated space for employees to be seen washing their hands. Each PDQ also proudly flies a prominent American flag.
The company name is abbreviated from "pretty darn quick," or "people dedicated to quality" and the drive-thru will feature an employee taking orders, rather than force drivers to communicate via a faceless speaker box.
On the compact menu, PDQ offers their signature crispy chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and salads, with no red meat being served.
PDQ's second location at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Richfield Boulevard, close to Palace Station, is well underway for a mid-summer debut. The 4,296-square-foot site also features a drive-thru, plus an enclosed "sun room" patio.
Created by former Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and Nick Reader, former CFO of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the company is looking at further local expansion possibilities including Henderson and a possible move much closer to The Strip.