Ascend Software announced that Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., has selected and deployed several of Ascend’s solutions for business process improvement as well as to automate their accounts payable invoice processing.
There’s not much that Americans find foreign about Asian food these days.
Chinese dishes are as popular as any other ethnic food served at U.S. restaurants, while Japanese and Thai menu items have become commonplace across the country. And cuisine from other Asian nations is increasingly finding its way to American menus.
A variety of limited-service restaurants—chains and independents—feature dishes from one or several Far East cultures.
Panda Express debuts Peppercorn Shrimp, its boldest and zestiest creation to date. It is made with plump, marinated shrimp, tender asparagus, chopped yellow onions, and sweet red bell peppers tossed in a sizzling wok with a signature sauce made from bold, Thai green peppercorns, and Asian spices.
Panda Express’ Peppercorn Shrimp is available starting Feb. 15 for a limited time.
Panda Express will celebrate the 2012 Chinese New Year holiday with a limited-time-only Firecracker Chicken Breast.
Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express and the nation’s leader in Asian quick-service restaurants, is hosting a holiday party for 180 elementary school students in recognition of its accomplishments in “The Leader in Me” program. The students were selected by their teachers based on excellence in leadership and study efforts.
Panda Express announced it will expand into Mexico and will open its first Panda Express restaurant on Saturday, September 3, in Mexico City. The company is actively looking to open more locations in the next year with the second restaurant scheduled to be a freestanding unit.
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.
Darren, what is the size of the fast-casual segment (2010)?