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Restaurant brands provide community assistance in times of natural disaster.
March 2014

Quick serves rally support, funds, and food for neighbors near and far after natural disasters.

August 2011

August 2011

August 2011

June 2011

Every year, many of us anxiously await the release of Technomic’s Fast Casual Top 100 report. Technomic’s Darren Tristano, one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, gave me an interview and a sneak peek at the report. Here are his thoughts, followed by a few of my own....

College campuses have become a hotbed of competition for quick-service brands interested in taking advantage of a young, hungry demographic. Now sustainable food co-ops mean additional competition from a grassroots movement that is trying to shift students’ perceptions of foodservice....

Last week QSR's in-house fast-casual expert, George Green, snagged the interview of the season with Darren Tristano, executive vice president at leading research firm Technomic. Not only did he get Tristano's coveted insight on the fast-casual industry, he gained exclusive...

Panda Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of Panda Express, announced a fundraising campaign to assist with disaster relief in Japan. Following the massive, magnitude 9.0 earthquake and 32-foot tsunami that left thousands dead and injured and caused extreme damage to coastal areas and...

Panda Express, the nation’s leader in Asian dining experiences, unveiled its newest entrée, Golden Treasure Shrimp. 

The dish is created with crispy tempura shrimp and red and green bell peppers wok-tossed in Panda’s zesty, new citrus sauce.

"Golden...

Panda Express kicked off the 2011 Chinese New Year holiday by opening up its test kitchen for the first time ever to media, looking for the biggest “Wok Star” among Southern California bloggers. Catherine Chaplin, writer of...

Panda Express kicks off the 2011 Chinese New Year holiday by bringing back a special menu item for a limited time only: spicy Firecracker Chicken Breast. The Chinese New Year entrée features strips of marinated chicken breast; red, green, and yellow bell peppers; sliced onions; and red chili...

December 2010

In an economic climate full of uncertainty and change, many businesses have turned to interim executives to right the ship. The quick-serve industry is no different. In June, Denny’s Corp. named chairwoman Debra Smithart-Oglesby interim CEO after Nelson Marchioli left the company. In...

Kobari Beef, with Panda's new secret Kobari sauce, will hit stores nationwide on September 22.
Company rolls out Crane Payment Solutions' T-Flex Coin Dispensers in an attempt to better speed of service.
With new software system that allows it to gauge customer feedback, Panda Express seeks to "understand top areas for improvement and then act on that information.”
Panda Express launches its latest advertising campaign featuring talking pandas Eddie and Tom-Tom, who discuss the chain's Honey Walnut Shrimp.
Entrée is made with tempura shrimp, wok-tossed in Panda’s signature gourmet honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts; will debut March 10.
March 2010

Quick serves of all sizes are hopping on the green-construction bandwagon, installing everything from energy-efficient lighting and kitchen equipment to solar roof panels. But whether or not these sustainability improvements result in increased tax savings—and a...

Panda Express has begun to test a new mobile and online ordering service, Order Panda, in 100 of its locations out West.
With a goal of $300,000, chain is raising money through in-store and corporate donations.
Asian quick serve to offer educational program on Chinese New Year free to elementary schools across the country.