Update 11/14/11 – Tenders has closed
Here are some tweets about the closing…
@TegaCayTalk Yeah, it was a really tough decision but it had to be done. We’re still rolling though! Please keep in touch.
@TheKevinLock No worries, our other locations are killing it…it all works out in the end. Come up to LKN whenever you get a chance, duder
PDQ Restaurant in Gray Stone Crossing Shopping Center in Tega Cay (Hwy 160 between Dam Rd and Stonecrest Blvd) has changed its name to Tenders Fresh Food. PDQ or now Tenders, opened last September 2010 with a fresh food concept and menu consisting of hand-breaded chicken tenders, chicken and turkey sandwiches (prepared grilled or crispy), hand-cut fresh fries, fresh squeezed lemonade, milkshakes and a variety of salads. See last years post What-is-the-pdq-fresh-food-fast-restaurant-in-tega-cay.
On A October 9 2011 press release, Tenders Fresh Food located in Cornelius, NC, is pleased to announce that its current sister location in Tega Cay, SC, will be taking on the same name and corporate culture dedicated to community service.
Why the name change? According to President of Operations Steve Erickson, Tenders had a difficult time branding itself and finding their identity as PDQ or ?People Dedicated to Quality.?, ?The problem was that people?couldn’t?figure out who we were. The local citizens confused PDQ with other restaurant concepts and our name was not indicative of what we specialize in.? This change, along with the emphasis on community contribution in the form of fundraising, full-service catering and providing healthy lunches to?local schools, is what the Company believes will help them flourish.
Tenders in Tega Cay offers employee appreciation discounts for other great local Companies, frequently do fundraising nights for local schools, charities and churches, and offer healthier catering options including: grilled tenders, raw vegetables, salads and fruits.