Ok what better way to spend a summer evening than to be invited to a #PDQshakesocial and help PDQ choose their new shakes for 2017 ! I want to share with you my evening but before I do I just have to share here a sample of PDQ's gardening right here outside. I love it. I notice the gardening around most places like this maybe more so than the average dinner goer in a hurry because I am in love with summer & flowers of summer. I really do like to stop & smell the roses. I think PDQ does an outstanding job in their landscaping. It is truly inviting.
Now let's go inside to the party. If your ever looking a spacious party room for a casual gathering you really should try PDQ.
I walked in to colorful balloons filling the room. I loved the festive bright summer colors. It sets the pace for FUN.
Hillary Hahmann always sets a great table for us partners. We had a cute summer time cup to take home filled with swag coupons. They even let me take an extra one home to try and when over a family member with who has YET to try PDQ and shame on them. I hope after that cute cup & coupons they just can't resist the place. I love the fact PDQ actually stands for People Dedicated to Quality. Every experience I have ever had this year with PDQ has proven to me they really do dedicate to quality. I go here now when not at a party as a customer and I see them with the same excitement, smiles & tender loving customer care I see the nights of the gatherings, not to mention quality food. It all around just seems to be a better option to me than ANY other eat out place do to the food freshness, quality & the caliber of people that seem to really love their job. It is just a great family friendly atmosphere. I have to say my 21 year old son has been a life long Chick Fil A fan and still loves them BUT he told me a month ago his favorite fast food eatery is now PDQ and told me the reasons why. It takes a lot to sway my son. PDQ did it.
I was happy to discover this time they have grilled chicken tenders. I really did not realize that the last few times I had tenders here. I was so happy about this healthier option! I also just had to have some more of the zucchini fries. Prior to the meal they had us do the sauce tasting too with fries & I discovered 2 new homemade sauces I loved. So happy they make their own sauce fresh!
Now on to the judging. We got to help in judging 11 shakes. They will use the information to pick the seasonal shakes for the up coming year 2017! This was exciting to be a part of. And of course my sweet tooth was happy. I am not going to dive into the shake information here you'll have to make sure to visit your local PDQ in 2017 ( don't wait visit now too LOL) to see what shakes are new in the line up. But let me tell ya........ what a fun job this tasting was. My kids came along and assisted gladly. I had fun doing this and networking with others. It was fun meeting others in the community & laughing together.
Here are the 3 lovely ladies who made the tasting a success, Brittney Turner the Raleigh Marketing & Catering Coordinator, Chas the lady who shook ALL the shakes for us, & Hillary Hahmann The Carolinas Marketing Manager.
Thanks Hillary for the invite and keep up the great work PDQ!