The fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry these days is “fast casual,” minimal service eateries that offer a customizable menu of accessible, easy to like dishes at prices that won’t frighten children and small animals.
Coming at the end of the month to West Palm Beach is PDQ, a chicken-centric restaurant from a pair of Outback Steakhouse founders. Standing for People Dedicated to Quality (or Pretty Darn Quick), PDQ is offering a relatively limited menu with lots of DIY choices, like crispy chicken tenders with choice of seven sauces (from blue cheese to ranch to honey mustard), a roster of chicken and turkey sandwiches, and freshly made salads with choice of dressings. Once the West Palm outlet is up and running, look for others in Wellington and Boca.
Also coming to West Palm Beach, to CityPlace, to be exact, is Moe’s Southwest Grill. Expected to debut in late summer-early fall, Moe’s will slide into a space just across South Rosemary Avenue from the mammoth Revolutions Bowling, Bar & Grill. If you’ve ever been to a Moe’s (there are almost 500 of them across the country), you know what to expect: burritos the size of duffel bags (gotta love that Homewrecker), tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and more, including a small salsa bar. In this case, less really isn’t Moe.