A casual fast-food chain with two Tampa, Fla., locations is coming to North Carolina, with the first location set to open in Raleigh in October. PDQ (which stands for both People Dedicated to Quality as well as Pretty Darn Quick) serves sandwiches, salads, fries and milkshakes and will be in Sutton Square at the former Captain Stanleys Seafood location at 6305 Falls of Neuse Road. The former seafood restaurant was demolished to make way for the three-story stone and glass building that will house PDQ.
The partners behind the venture, Tom Allen of Wake Forest and Jack Murray of Tampa, plan to open a second Triangle PDQ in December. That one will be in Wake Forest next to the Carolina Ale House. They are partnering in the venture with Bob Basham and Nick Reader, co-founders of Outback Steakhouse.
The former Hardees location at North Ridge Shopping Center at 6114 Falls of Neuse Road is being gutted to make way for a new Starbucks and Jersey Mikes. The Starbucks will open Aug. 3, with Jersey Mikes ready to open shortly afterward.
Capital Automotive Group will hold a grand opening for its first motorcycle dealership, Capital Honda Powersports, in Wake Forest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 14. In addition to motorcycles, Capital Honda will sell scooters, dirt bikes and ATVs at the location. At the event, customers can take tours of the new showroom and take advantage of discounts offered that day.
In case you havent been to Sparians in a while, the bowling alley and restaurant at North Hills on Six Forks Road in Raleigh has gotten a bit more casual. The restaurant is now a sports bar with wide-screen TVs, taller tables, and high definition video and arcade games.
Staff writers Amy Rue and Gloria Lloyd
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