Derrick Brooks Charities and PDQ to Kick Off Partnership with Media Event July 11

Guests can give back at 30 Central and West Florida PDQ locations from July 10 – August 7 as part of PDQ Brooksville Grand Opening

Award-winning PDQ restaurants (People Dedicated to Quality) and Derrick Brooks Charities are teaming up to give back to youth through educational programs and opportunities. Media are invited to join us to learn more about the launch of the partnership this Monday, July 11 at PDQ Waters (5706 W. Waters Avenue, Tampa). From July 10 through August 7, guests to any of PDQ’s 30 Central and West Florida locations can round up their check or make a donation, with 100 percent of all money raised given directly to Derrick Brooks Charities.


DATE: Monday, July 11
TIME: 2:00 pm
LOCATION: PDQ Waters, 5706 W. Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634

Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks and PDQ CEO/Co-Founder Nick Reader will be available for interviews and photos.


For more information and to RSVP for the event, please contact:

Jeffrey Kamis, PDQ –; 813.784.3642


About Derrick Brooks Charities

The mission of Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. is to provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live, to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong, productive leaders of tomorrow. For more information, visit


About PDQ

Founded in 2011, award-winning PDQ – short for “People Dedicated to Quality” – offers chef-driven recipes and mindful ingredients typically found in a fine casual restaurant with the value, speed and convenience of the fast food and fast casual segment. Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader are the two principal owners of PDQ. Beloved throughout the Southeast for its famous hand-breaded chicken tenders and signature sauces, PDQ also crafts delicious sandwiches, salads and hand-spun milkshakes fresh in store, every day. PDQ is committed to creating deep roots in its local communities and has given millions in dollars and in-kind donations to charities, schools, and organizations since its inception. On October 30, 2011, the original PDQ restaurant opened its doors in Tampa (FL) and the concept now has more than 60 locations in Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, visit