Industry News | November 8, 2012

Panda Express Recruits Guests to Help in Sandy Relief Efforts

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Panda Restaurant Group, the world leader in Asian dining experiences, announced fundraising efforts to assist with disaster relief for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the devastating hurricane that ripped through the Northeast and left millions without power or mass transit.

Panda Restaurant Group has committed to raising funds through in-store and corporate donations at its Panda Express and Panda Inn locations to help those in need during this unsettling time.

Starting this Friday, November 9, through Friday, November 30, Panda Express and Panda Inn locations across the country will facilitate donation collections through in-store drop-boxes allowing guests to make contributions of any amount.

Additionally, Panda Restaurant Group will match 100 percent of the proceeds, with all donations benefiting the American Red Cross.

“We are extremely saddened by the aftermath of this disaster. Our thoughts are with those impacted by the hurricane, including our guests and employees on the East Coast,” says Peggy Cherng, co-chairman of PRG.  “We are eager to support the relief efforts and assist the American Red Cross in rebuilding and aiding communities that were affected by the storm.”

Panda Restaurant Group has often fundraised and lent its support to those in need. This support includes close to $1 million in donations to the relief efforts in 2011 following the Japan magnitude 9.0 earthquake and Midwest storms and tornados.

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