Panda Restaurant Group
|Genre||Chinese and Japanese restaurants|
|Number of locations||1,464 |
|Area served||43 States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico|
|Key people||Andrew Cherng,
Chairman & Co-CEO
Co-Chairman & Co-CEO
|Revenue||$1.5 bil. (2011)|
The Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express & Hibachi-San, was founded by Andrew and Peggy Cherng and Andrew's father, Master Chef Ming-Tsai Cherng, all of whom used to live in the Yangzhou region of China's Jiangsu province. They started their first Panda Inn restaurant in 1973 in Pasadena, California. The group has its headquarters in Rosemead, California.
The Panda Restaurant Group includes Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San.
- About (Panda History 'Fact Sheet')
- Panda Express - Locations, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. Accessed: Aug. 4, 2012
- The Panda Story: 2011
- Careers: Revenues
- "About Hibachi-San." Retrieved on April 17, 2010.
- "Corporate Fact Sheet." Panda Restaurant Group. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
- "Cherngs honored for contributions in L.A. area", Baker Pride alumni magazine, Baker University, Kansas, Spring 2008 issue.
- Bernstein, Charles, 'Manchu Leads the Working Race,' Restaurants & Institutions, August 1, 1994, p. 30.
- Cebrzynski, Gregg, 'Panda Express Breaks TV Ad Campaign as Test to Raise Brand Awareness,' Nation's Restaurant News, August 9, 1999, p. 11.
- Farkas, David, 'Fast and Friendly,' Chain Leader, March 2000, p. 72.
- Glover, Kara, 'Success on Oriental (Food) Express,' Los Angeles Business Journal, September 25, 1995, p. 21.
- Jennings, Lisa, "Having words with Peggy Tsiang Cherng: chief executive and co-chair, Panda Restaurant Group", Nation's Restaurant News, August 1, 2005
- Marchetti, Michele, and Alisson, Lucas, 'Creating Panda-monium,' Sales & Marketing Management, January 1996, p. 14.
- Martin, Richard, 'Panda Express: Bullish about the Bear,' Nation's Restaurant News, May 16, 1994, p. 86.
- ------, 'Top Chi-Chi's, El Torito Execs Tackle Panda Push,' Nation's Restaurant News, August 7, 1995, p. 18
- Walkup, Carolyn, 'Panda Express Promo Targets Takeout Business,' Nation's Restaurant News, February 28, 1994, p. 7.
- Official website of Panda Restaurant Group
- Panda Cares
- Hoover's Financial Data on the Panda Restaurant Group