Go Buffalo Bleu at PDQ for Autism
Meggan knows all too well about Autism. The operating director at the Cary, NC, PDQ has witnessed her nephew struggle with the complex brain disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. The diagnosis came after he exhibited sensory perception tendencies (the most common disorder within the Autism spectrum) which included an indifference to pain. His speech skills were delayed which lead to a learning curve within the classroom. What started as set-back has become to slowly turn around in-part to occupational therapists and groups like Autism Speaks. Meggan’s nephew sometimes experiences those bad days, but overall he is a happy 5-year-old that enjoys playing t-ball.
Meggan is not the only person I’ve talked with that understands the difficulties of Autism and the importance of Autism Awareness month. So, I was excited to see PDQ promoting their Buffalo Bleu initiative that resonates not only with their employees, but also with their community and customers.
For the month of April, PDQ is teaming up with Autism Speaks (the world’s leading Autism science and advocacy group) for their Dine Out for Autism campaign and donating a portion of the proceeds for every Buffalo Bleu Combo Meal purchase. The goal is to raise $25,000. “Autism impacts so many lives, and our goal is to not only raise significant dollars but bring awareness to this disorder,” said Nick Reader, PDQ CEO and co-founder.
I had the opportunity to taste the Buffalo Bleu Combo meal which includes the Spicy Buffalo Tenders Sandwich with 2 tenders, topped with PDQ’s signature Buffalo Bleu sauce, a generous portion of lettuce all on a brioche bun. Combos are served with your choice of fresh-cut fries or my favorite blueberry coleslaw plus a drink. My son and I enjoyed the added spice, but liked that it wasn’t overwhelming.
My boys’ love their chicken, and my husband and I like their made-to-order and fresh chicken tenders, sandwiches and delicious salads. All their sauces are homemade and prepared daily on-site in their 53 locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
Ready to Go Bleu and Dine out for Awareness for Autism? Then head over to your local PDQ.
Do you know someone with Autism? What kind of resources helped them?
Disclosure– I received compensation for this sponsored post. All opinions and experiences are my own.