Panda Restaurant Group
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|Genre||Chinese and Japanese restaurants|
|Headquarters||1683 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, California 91770 U.S. (626-799-9898),|
Number of locations
|43 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Mexico|
|Andrew Cherng, |
Chairman & Co-CEO
Co-Chairman & Co-CEO
|Revenue||$3.0+ billion (2017)|
Number of employees
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San, was founded by Andrew and Peggy Tsiang Cherng  and Andrew's father, Master Chef Ming-Tsai Cherng, the family originating 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.
Andrew Cherng, age 70, and his wife Peggy Tsiang Cherng met at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. Peggy Cherng went on to receive her B.S. degree in Mathematics from Oregon State University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri.The company debuted on Forbes' 2016 edition of America Largest Private Companies
The Cherngs invest their personal wealth out of their family office, the Cherng Family Trust.
The Panda Restaurant Group includes Panda Express, Panda Inn, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (AK/HI only) and Hibachi-San.
Panda Group has been aggressively supporting popular Asian chains by introducing them in the American market. Uncle Tetsu, Yaki Yan, Pieology and Ippudo are all concepts supported by Panda Group.
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