Panda Express announced on Monday that they would open their first store in the Philippines in SM Megamall.
Panda Express was among the most popular and biggest American Chinese food chains in the US.
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) earlier said they would be partnering with Panda Restaurant Group to Manila. As of now, the opening date was not yet confirmed.
“With proven track records in providing great tasting food at a great value, JFC and Panda join hands to introduce American Chinese food, a globally-influenced cuisine inspired by authentic Chinese culinary principles, to the Philippines,” JFC said in a statement.
Countries in different parts of the world like Japan, Canada, Aruba, Guatemala, South Korea, El Salvador, Russia, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates already have Panda Express. It has over 2,000 branches across the globe.
“Panda Express has successfully popularized American Chinese cuisine through authentic Chinese recipes adapted to global tastes, setting the brand up as the largest Asian dining concept in the US and the largest American Chinese concept in the world,” the statement said.
Andrew Cheng opened the store’s first outlet in 1983 at Glendale, California. Cheng wanted to bring food to more customers from his family’s fine-dining restaurant called Panda Inn.
Among its signature dishes were Orange Chicken and Beijing Beef.
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