Panda Express Group is the largest Asian fast food chain in the United States. Its operations include the Panda Express fast food chain, Panda Inn and Hibachi San, a Japanese Grill. The group’s annual sales total over 1.5 billion per year and the business adds 100 new units annually.
Panda Express Group has over 1600 locations and is available in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States. A large percentage of the Panda Express locations are located in malls. The privately held company employs around 19,000 people and its headquarters is in Rosemead, California. The Panda Group does not offer any franchises – all stores are owned by the group.
Stephen Penney, Andrew and Peggy Cherng and Chef Ming Tsai Cherng (All of them are from Jiangsu province.) founded the company in 1973 but Panda Express did not have its first restaurant established until 1983. In 1987, the restaurant opened its first location out of California – it was built in Hawaii.
Chicken entrees available at Panda Express include Orange chicken, Grilled Teryaki Chicken, Sweet Fire Chicken Breast, String Bean Chicken Breast, Kung Pao Chicken, Black Pepper Chicken, Mandarin Chicken and Mushroom Chicken. Beef entrees available include Samurai Surf and Turf, Beijing Beef, Shanghai Angus Steak and Broccoli Beef. Panda Express does not use any MSG in their food.
Panda Cares is an offshoot of the company that donates money to children in need. The arm of the company has raised over 22 million dollars. Catering services are also offered by the company and are ideal for School Events, Office Meetings, Outdoor Parties and Birthdays. Panda Express gift cards are available and you can easily check your balance online.
Part of the Panda Express culture is to require more customer care from its employees so the company offers a slightly higher wage to restaurant workers. Competitive pay, bonus opportunities, paid time off, associate discounts, and career development opportunities are available to all associates.