Panda Express, America’s favorite Chinese kitchen, has announced the launch day of a new location in Winter Haven on November 3 at 11 a.m. To celebrate Panda Express joining the local community, the restaurant will contribute a part of launch day profits to Pinewood Elementary School.

As a family owned restaurant with long-standing values, Panda Express strives to become united with the communities that it serves. In order to familiarize itself with Winter Haven residents prior to launch day festivities, the restaurant passed out chorks, menus, fortune cookies and coupons to guests at Ghoul’s Day Out, a local Halloween event that took place on Saturday, October 28.

“We’re excited to introduce our delicious American Chinese comfort food to guests in the area,” says Jackie Zhao, Area Coach of Operations for Panda Express. “As we continue to expand our footprint on the East Coast, we look forward to bringing our community-centric culture and friendly service to Winter Haven.”

In an effort to make a difference in the neighborhood, Panda Express will donate 20 percent of its November 3 proceeds to Pinewood Elementary School. Additionally, in alignment with the restaurant’s philanthropic efforts, Panda Express will carry on in the search for additional charitable partners to offer 20 percent of a day’s profits to in the future.

With the opening of this new location, Panda Express will provide work to 20 Winter Haven residents, offering them special programs and self-development courses. As a world leader in people development, Panda Express continuously looks to introduce professional and individual growth opportunities for associates. Those interested in a career with Panda Express can visit

Panda Express Winter Haven is located at 301 Cypress Gardens Blvd, and dine-in services will be offered Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The drive-thru will serve guests Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This location will offer an array of the restaurant’s American Chinese dishes including the world-famous Original Orange Chicken, SweetFire Chicken Breast, award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp and Shanghai Angus Steak.

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