PDQ to lay off 313 employees with transition

Freeman Staff

August 7, 2017

WAUKESHA — About 313 PDQ Food Stores Inc. employees will be laid off Oct. 9 due to the company’s decision to sell its assets to Kwik Trip.

According to the notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Monday, PDQ will lay off its employees as part of the ownership transition and closing of its locations. The company sold 34 stores in Wisconsin to La Crosse-based Kwik Trip in a deal announced in July.

The notice sent to the state Monday says Kwik Trip may hire some of the affected employees after the sale is complete.  DWD will coordinate initial communication with the company and will work with the Southeast, WOW, and South Central WDA Rapid Response teams to offer services to the affected business and workforce.

Three Waukesha locations will close and 11 workers will be affected at the 2302 E. Moreland Blvd. store, 10 workers at the 21980 Watertown Road store and 18 workers at the 2106 S. West Ave. store.

Many of PDQ locations are in the Madison and Kenosha areas.