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Panda Express

Operations

How Panda Express is luring convenience-focused diners

The nearly 40-year-old fast casual, known for its hot foods serving line, is eyeing new store formats and upgraded tech to shorten the “customer journey” to its heaping plates of orange chicken.

Food

Panda Express transforms its signature Original Orange Chicken into a plant-based dish

Beyond The Original Orange Chicken is debuting at select locations in New York and California.

Taste Tracker: Boston Market launches a chicken sandwich, Panda Express brings back a Chinese New Year signature, Panera adds two new flatbreads and wings take off in new flavors and formats.

Taste Tracker: New items bet on pumpkin and spice beyond lattes, accents from around the world, and the bolder the better.

McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin’ and Panda Express have all said they’re adding thousands of workers as operators take advantage of high unemployment.

Deals are a draw in both quick service and casual dining, finds Technomic.

Panda Express has quietly established itself as a fast-casual stalwart, posting another year of double-digit sales growth (12%).

New menu launches tap into diet-friendly fare, Super Bowl promotions and more.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

Niche cuisines are driving chain menu development in the Asian segment.

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