EspriGas Expands its Partnership with Panda Restaurant Group

    Industry News | September 23, 2021

    EspriGas, a technology and data-driven gas management company, announced its expanded partnership with Panda Express, the largest family-owned and operated Asian dining concept in the U.S., to include nearly 2,000 locations. As the exclusive supplier of beverage grade CO2 for Panda restaurants, EspriGas facilitates the management and delivery of both cylinders and bulk CO2 through its extensive and experienced network of local gas suppliers.

    EspriGas began working with Panda in 2019 as a supplier for 300 of its locations. After experiencing a better model to supply CO2 used to carbonate Coca-Cola products from the beverage fountains, Panda expanded the relationship to include additional restaurant sites.

    “The level of service EspriGas provides is above and beyond what we expect from a partner,” says Kwan Kim, Purchasing Manager at Panda. “We require a high level of service from our providers that mirrors the intensity of our operations. EspriGas has been a great partner thus far, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”

    Understanding the complex network of franchise locations, supply-demand and delivery logistics is key to EspriGas’s success in ensuring customers have a predictable and steady supply of CO2. The company provides consistent pricing across Panda’s locations, ensures safety and quality, and increases visibility into the gas storage system, making management easier for employees.

    “We are excited to further our partnership with Panda and provide CO2 to all of its locations,” adds Alan Weiner, Vice-President of Sales Foodservice and Beverage at EspriGas. “Panda was very specific in what they were looking for from a CO2 supplier. We are ecstatic to deliver a solution that truly meets their needs. It is particularly important for us to understand and satisfy our customers so, in turn, they can serve a fountain drink to their customers without interruptions.”

    Outside of Panda Express, the EspriGas customer base includes other Fortune 1000 companies across various industries. Through technology integration and quality standard requirements with supply partners, EspriGas provides superior gas service for local and national customer coverage.

    EspriGas’s network of more than 4,000 suppliers nationwide plays a pivotal role in streamlining the often-tedious process of gas supply management for its customers. As Mike Walsh, CEO of EspriGas, notes, “We are proud to be working with the very best suppliers in the country to ensure that every customer location has exceptional service.”

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