PDQ Menu & Prices

Find PDQ Menu Prices & Most Popular Food Items

Check out PDQ menu prices! The chain that specializes in chicken tenders and nuggets, offers dine in and drive-through service for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

While you may think the PDQ stands for “Pretty Darn Quick,” this restaurant’s initials stand for “People Dedicated to Quality.” The good news is that it’s really both: you can get quality food quickly at any of their locations.

Below, you’ll find a menu pricing guide. A list of suggested items is also included, as well as a brief history of the company.


Tenders + Nuggets

Tenders Meal3 Pc.$7.29
Tenders Meal4 Pc.$8.29
Tenders Meal5 Pc.$9.29
Tenders Only3 Pc.$4.29
Tenders Only10 Pc.$12.50
Tenders Only25 Pc.$30.00
Tenders Only50 Pc.$57.50
Honey Marinated Nuggets Meal8 Pc.$7.19
Honey Marinated Nuggets Meal12 Pc.$8.99
Nuggets Only8 Pc.$4.19
Nuggets Only12 Pc.$5.99
Nuggets Only40 Pc.$19.99
Nuggets Only100 Pc.$45.99

Hand-Tossed Salads

Crispy Chicken$6.99
Grilled Chicken$7.09
Chicken Caesar$7.09
Garden Citrus$6.09
Kale Caesar$7.09
Fruit Harvest$6.99


Honey Butter Chicken$4.99
Honey Butter Chicken With Meal$7.99
Buffy Bleu$4.99
Buffy Bleu With Meal$7.99
Crispy Chicken$4.99
Crispy Chicken With Meal$7.99
Grilled Chicken$4.99
Grilled Chicken With Meal$7.99
Cali Club$4.99
Cali Club With Meal$7.99

Hand-Spun Shakes


Vanilla14 Oz.$2.99
Vanilla20 Oz.$4.29
Chocolate14 Oz.$2.99
Chocolate20 Oz.$4.99
Strawberry14 Oz.$2.99
Strawberry20 Oz.$4.99


Oreo14 Oz.$3.49
Oreo20 Oz.$4.99
Heath14 Oz.$3.49
Heath20 Oz.$4.99
Malt14 Oz.$3.49
Malt20 Oz.$4.99
Chocolate Peanut Butter14 Oz.$3.49
Chocolate Peanut Butter20 Oz.$4.99

Kids Meals

Tenders2 Pc.$3.99
Honey Marinated Nuggets6 Pc.$3.99

Sips & Sides


Zucchini Fries$3.49
Zucchini Fries With Combo Meal$1.49
French Fries$2.29
Granny Smith Apple Slices$1.58
Extra Tender$1.59
Roasted Garlic Broccoli$1.59
PDQ Beans & Rice$1.58
Sweet Potatoes$1.55

Homemade Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip$1.29
Cranapple Oatmeal$1.29
Chocolate Chunk$1.29


Coca Cola Freestyle20 Oz.$1.99
Coca Cola Freestyle32 Oz.$2.29
Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade$2.39
Joffrey's Fresh Brewed Tea (Sweet, Unsweet, Green Tea)$1.99
Joffrey's Fresh Brewed Coffee$1.99
Bottled Water$2.09
Bottled Cheerwine$2.09

Popular Menu Items

PDQ celebrates chicken. All of their best menu items feature their chicken tenders and nuggets, which are hand-breaded and cooked to order. You can also get grilled chicken tenders.

You can switch things up by adding a dipping sauce to your order. PDQ offers eight different sauces: ranch, buffalo bleu, creamy garlic, honey BBQ, sweet sriracha, chipotle BBQ, honey mustard, and regular bleu cheese.

If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, you can get PDQ’s famous tenders on a bun with a variety of toppings to create a flavorful alternative. They also offer bowls that are filled with tenders or nuggets and then topped with veggies and rice.

If you have a sweet tooth, PDQ also features hand-spun milkshakes in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Or, you can get a specialty shake like an apple pie or one filled with Oreos.

Here are some of PDQ’s most popular menu choices:

Tenders Meal

If you want to try PDQ’s chicken, then this is the meal for you. It comes with an order of hand-breaded tenders, fries, and a drink. You can also opt for the blueberry coleslaw instead of fries. And, as always, you get your choice of homemade sauces.

Nuggets Meal

If you prefer nuggets to tenders, there’s also a meal for those. You get the same choice of sides and sauces.

Fruit Harvest Salad

PDQ’s salads are a popular choice and the Fruit Harvest Salad is a great option. PDQ uses their grilled tenders served over mixed greens and mixed with Granny Smith apples, candied almonds, craisins, and tomatoes. It comes with a homemade blueberry-ginger vinaigrette.

Buffy Bleu Sandwich

If you want a sandwich with a little spice, this is the perfect pick. It’s two hand-breaded tenders made to order topped with buffalo bleu sauce and lettuce, served on a buttery brioche bun, served with a side.

PDQ’s History

The first PDQ was opened in 2011 in Tampa, Florida, after founders Bob Basham and Nick Reader discovered a recipe for chicken tenders on the back roads of North Carolina at a place called Tenders. They struck a deal with the owners and PDQ was born.

After initially being called “Pretty Darn Quick,” the owners decided that they wanted their brand to mean so much more, so they changed it to PDQ to encapsulate their dedication to quality.

PDQ likes to be involved in their communities as well, giving to charities and hosting local events like the Million Thanks Partnership, which is dedicated to sending thank you notes to troops overseas.