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Who We Are

Quality Dining is one of the nation's largest franchisee restaurant companies, currently operating restaurants in 6 states and serving more than 35 million guests each year. Our diverse offering of casual dining, upscale and quick-serve establishments includes BURGER KING, Chili's Grill & Bar, Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen and Spageddies Italian Kitchen.

What We Do

With our variety of restaurant concepts, you could say we do it all. But with one end in mind: to deliver the exceptional dining experience our customers are looking for. That means providing not only the requisite great food and outstanding service, but also the mood-setting ambience, genuine hospitality and welcoming environment that keep our customers coming back for more. Whether your goal is to relax with friends, rekindle the romance, celebrate a success or close a business deal, we're committed to providing more than just a meal. Simply put, our passion is to fuel yours.

What Makes QDI Different

The difference begins with the 8,000-plus team members who are deeply committed to not merely meeting but exceeding our customers' expectations every day. And it carries through to upper management, where we invest in providing those team members with the extensive training, development and support they need to succeed. Ours is a disciplined, challenging culture that encourages team members to make the most of their capabilities and professionalism - and add their own personalities to our recipe for pleasing our guests. Because we subscribe to the "only as good as the last guest served" philosophy, our goal is to make every individual dining experience better than the one before it.

Our Answers to Your Questions

  • No, we're not the BURGER KING. But we operate BURGER KING restaurants as franchisees
  • Ditto our Chili's restaurants
  • Yes, the other restaurant concepts are all ours.  Papa Vino's/Spageddies Italian Kitchens are developed, owned and operated by QDI.
  • Yes, you can achieve great things at QDI. Case in point: Our Chairman/President/CEO, Daniel Fitzpatrick, began his QDI career as an hourly employee in a quick-service restaurant. We have quite a history of promoting from within.
  • Mishawaka, Indiana. Excellent place for a headquarters. Right next to Notre Dame. Stop by sometime.
  • As a matter of fact, we are always looking for exceptional team members - from cooks and servers to restaurant managers and multi-unit supervisors. Click here for employment opportunities.
  • Yes, we do want to hear from you. Really. Because your comments and questions are important to us.

How It All Started

The year was 1967, and a single Burger King was opening in Benton Harbor, Michigan - one of the first few hundred Burger King restaurants ever built, and the very first Quality Dining establishment. One of the original founders, Ezra H. Friedlander, is a current board member of Quality Dining, Inc.

In 1981, a transformation began as Daniel B. Fitzpatrick, now Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Dining, Inc. took the helm. Fitzpatrick - who started his career as an hourly employee at a quick service restaurant - envisioned dynamic growth for the organization, and grew a small Burger King franchisee into a multi-concept restaurant company. Headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana, QDI presently owns and operates restaurants in 6 states. Franchise locations include BURGER KING and Chili's Grill and Bar units. Quality Dining also owns and operates Papa Vino's/ Spageddies Italian Kitchens restaurants developed internally.

Quality Dining Concepts

Each Quality Dining restaurant concept represents a distinct facet of the restaurant industry and conveys its own personality.

BURGER KING restaurants fill the quick-service niche, with fire-grilled burgers and a variety of great-tasting, healthy foods at a great value - complemented by fast, friendly service.

Chili's Bar & Grill, a leading concept in casual dining, is centered around great food and great fun delivered in a dynamic atmosphere by well-trained professionals. It's Like No Place

Spageddies and Papa Vino's restaurants represent our Italian Dining Division. Here, our authentic Italian specialties combine with the commitment, professionalism, and spirit of an exceptional team to make this a continually successful concept. It's Unmistakably Italian, Unbelievably Goodsm.