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Gotta tell you about a great partnership going on between PDQ and Best Buddies International.


PDQ recently launched a program where PDQ hires folks from the Best Buddies Jobs program at each of its locations in Florida. So far, six individuals have been hired at PDQ restaurants in our state.

Anthony K. Shriver is the CEO of Best Buddies International and he shared his take on the collaboration. “Best Buddies is thrilled to partner with PDQ in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. PDQ’s enthusiasm for hiring candidates with IDD from the Best Buddies Jobs program has changed lives for the better, and their commitment to expand that to every store is truly exemplary. This new round-up fundraising campaign further solidifies their commitment to our cause.”

Nick Reader, PDQ’s CEO and Co-Founder said, “Inclusion is one of our core values as a brand, and we are excited to expand our partnership with Best Buddies and the incredible work they do with so many individuals and families. This relationship began more than eight years ago when Sam Piazza joined our PDQ team, and we look forward to welcoming many more team members that are People Dedicated to Quality through this initiative. This campaign allows us the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for Sam, as well as other current and future PDQ team members through Best Buddies.”

If you go to any of PDQ’s 45 locations between now and August 31 and round up your order to the nearest dollar amount, you’ll be supporting the Best Buddies Job Program, helping to provide great opportunities for Best Buddies.

Roxanne Wilder chatted with with PDQ’s Jeff Kamis to find out more. Please check out the interview.