Popular Florida concepts PDQ and 4 Rivers partner for new BBQ Chicken Sandwich

PDQ restaurants (People Dedicated to Quality) and 4 Rivers Smokehouse have teamed up to sell a BBQ-inspired sandwich starting June 15th that will benefit non-profit 4Roots. 

The 4 Rivers BBQ Sandwich, created by owner of 4R Restaurant Group and 4Roots John Rivers, features PDQ’s  crispy chicken breast dipped in a blend of 4 Rivers signature and mustard BBQ sauces, served on a buttered and toasted potato bun with guacamole, red cabbage and pepper jack cheese. 

The 4 Rivers BBQ sandwich is available for $6.99 at PDQ restaurants in North, Central, West and Southwest Florida from June 15th to August 2nd. 

Rivers worked with PDQ Executive Chef Michael Brannock to incorporate 4 Rivers’ homemade signature and mustard BBQ Sauces and ingredients into this collaboration sandwich for PDQ, appropriately named the 4 Rivers BBQ sandwich. 

This is the second time the two brands partner together, following the successful launch of the 4 Rivers Smokehouse sandwich in 2016, which raised thousands of dollars for local charities.

“We are thrilled to partner with PDQ on the 4 Rivers BBQ sandwich in support of 4Roots,” said Rivers. 

“Each of our concepts are founded on shared beliefs – we value giving back to others through charitable endeavors and pride ourselves on offering quality food to those we serve. The partnership is a natural fit and we are excited to spread the word about dining with purpose.”

4Roots is “an alliance of community stakeholders investing in a healthy thriving, sustainable, food system.”  They are “dedicated to unearthing the power of food to create healthy communities by improving access to fresh nutritious food and educating others about the connection between food choices and individual health, while also addressing the issue of food insecurity”. 

“Our PDQ team is honored to work with John and his team at 4 Rivers to offer this mouth-watering sandwich to our guests at PDQ while supporting the incredible work 4Roots is doing in our communities,” said PDQ Founder and Principal Owner Bob Basham.

The philanthropic partnership will also feature a food distribution event at Edgewater High School in Orlando on Wednesday, June 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the event, being held in conjunction with One Heart For Women and Children, 4Roots will distribute fresh produce bags and PDQ will provide boxed meals. Both will be offered complimentary on a first-come-first-serve basis.

4 Rivers was established in 2009 in Winter Park, Florida.  4R Restaurant Group has 22 locations in Florida, including thirteen 4 Rivers Smokehouses, 4R Cantina Barbacoa at Disney Springs; four 4 Rivers walkup venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports; as well as eateries at Camping World Stadium, Spectrum Stadium, and Doak Campbell Stadium. In addition to online ordering, 4 Rivers also offers a variety of catering options for larger parties and special event occasions. 

PDQ was founded in 2011 in Tampa, Florida. Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader are the two principal owners of PDQ. On October 30th, 2011, the original PDQ restaurant opened its doors in Tampa (FL) and the concept now has locations throughout Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


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