Panda Express begins…
The Panda Restaurant Group Panda Express was founded by Andrew Cherng, Peggy Cherng and Andrew’s father, Master Chef Ming Tsai Cherng.
Andrew went into business with his father in the United States in 1973, opening their first Panda Inn restaurant in Pasadena, California. In 1982, Peggy joined Andrew in the restaurant business and Panda Express was launched in October 1983. A second location was opened two years later at the Westside Pavilion in 1985.
Interesting Panda Express facts
At first, Panda Express restaurants were found solely in food courts in major shopping malls. In 1997 the first stand-alone Panda Express drive-through restaurant was opened in Hesperia, California.
Today there are over 2000 Panda Express locations in the USA, with over 25,000 employees.
Panda truly does care
Since 1999 the Panda Express group have been serving the communities by providing food, funding and volunteer services to children, and disaster relief efforts. to the people of the World with their foundation Panda Cares – http://www.pandacares.org/