P. F. Chang's China Bistro
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
|Headquarters||7676 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. 85255
|Number of locations||204 (2012)|
|Key people||Richard L. Federico
(CEO/Chairman of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc.)
F. Lane Cardwell, Jr.
(President/Director of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro)
(Director of Culinary Operations)
|Products||American Chinese cuisine|
P. F. Chang's China Bistro is an Asian-themed US casual dining restaurant chain owned and operated by Centerbridge Partners and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. As of January 1, 2012, P. F. Chang's operated 204 restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Chile and the Middle East. It is the largest full service, casual dining Chinese restaurant chain in the United States with locations across the country.
The chain was founded in 1993 by Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang. The first restaurant was opened at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1996, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. was formed from the acquisition of the original four bistro restaurants. On July 2, 2012 Centerbridge Partners completed the purchase of P.F. Changs China Bistro and the company is no longer publicly held.
ConAgra Foods, Inc. acquired the P.F. Chang's Home Menu license from Unilever in August 2012.
Popular culture 
The restaurant chain is frequently referenced in the animated sitcom South Park. Laura Cherry, a spokesperson for the chain, has spoken positively of the series, and stated that creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone frequently dine there.
In an episode of iCarly, iRocked the Vote, fictional British singer Wade Collins, who lost a competition on America Sings (a pun on American Idol) due to Carly and Sam influencing the votes for David Archuleta, states that he received a gift card to "B. F. Wang's" (a pun on P. F. Chang's) when Carly and Sam decide to invite him to be on their web show. Also it's called in the rapsongs "Almost Famous" by Eminem and "My Favorite" by Tech N9ne.
See also 
- P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. (January 1, 2012). "FY 2011 10-K". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "Chef's Corner, Recipes and Tutorials". P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "FAQs". P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "Products". Unilever. 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "P.F. Chang's Lauded for Gluten-Free Menu Items". Chainleader.com. Retrieved September 20, 2009. (subscription required)
- Graham, Chad (November 12, 2007). "South Park episode teases P.F. Chang's". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved May 17, 2012.