PDQ to open Cedar Park restaurant in November

PDQ Restaurants announced Oct. 1 plans to open its first Central Texas location in Cedar Park by early November.

The restaurant, whose name stands for People Dedicated to Quality, serves menu items such as chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches and hand-spun milkshakes. The fast-casual restaurant is being constructed at 2920 Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park, just north of Lakeline Mall near US 183.

"We are dedicated to food quality and to making PDQ a wonderful experience for all of our South Texas customers," Tim Madonna, market director of PDQ South Texas, said in a statement. "Our prime Cedar Park location provides Austin foodies, business people, families and students a fun, flavorful and fresh lunch to dinner experience."

The 4,300-square-foot Cedar Park location will feature an outdoor patio as well as counter and table seating accommodating up to 130 diners. Menu items served for lunch and dinner cost less than $10 each.

The first PDQ restaurant opened in October 2011, and the chain now has 31 locations throughout the U.S. including in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Additional PDQ locations have already been selected in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, according to the news release.

By Emilie Lutostanski

Emilie reported on education, business, city and county news starting in 2009. After a stint as a radio reporter and writing for the Temple Daily Telegram, she joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2011. In 2013 she was promoted to editor of the Cedar Park | Leander edition, covering transportation, development, city and education news. In February 2015 she advanced her passion for online media and was promoted to manage digital content, metrics analytics, and quality assurance as well as branding and social networks in various inaugural roles at the company, including community manager and digital managing editor. Most recently in 2017, Emilie expanded her responsibilities to include sales support as Community Impact's first digital product manager. She oversees digital product development, enhancement, and monetization strategies; online content innovation, processes and efficiencies; and company-wide training for Community Impact's digital offerings.


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