P.F. Chang's


Former Panera Bread exec takes the helm at P.F. Chang's

Eduardo Luz, Panera's former chief brand and concept officer, was named CEO and president of the 30-year-old casual-dining chain, effective immediately.


P.F. Chang's CEO Damola Adamolekun steps down

He’s returning to Paulson & Co., the private-equity firm that owns the chain. P.F. Chang’s board member Rohit Manocha will take over on an interim basis.

The Lucky 8 Happy Hour menu features value-priced cocktails and bites to encourage visits between lunch and dinner.

Reality Check: With the pandemic fading, it may be back to the future for broad-market restaurant concepts. Just ask participants of a CEO's panel at the Restaurant Leadership Conference.

The 300-unit chain said it will use the funding to keep growing after a record fourth quarter.

Platinum Rewards members will get special perks including more points per dollar spent and unlimited free delivery.

Improving the in-restaurant experience and making off-premise sales a priority topped his to-do list when he took over the Asian casual-dining chain in 2020.

The Asian chain now sells bomber jackets and bucket hats in addition to food, and superfans seem to be eating it up.

Sweet & Sour: Nancy Kruse and Peter Romeo look at the oft-voiced theory that the pandemic has shifted the focus of restaurant customers and operators to the convenience of takeout and delivery. Neither one is buying it. Some axe throwing and a drink, anyone?

The Asian chain wants to connect with its customers on a new level with hoodies, knives and woks, some of which quickly sold out.

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