Industry News | April 12, 2016

Pei Wei Spices Up Menu with Quinoa for a Limited Time

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Pei Wei is giving guests a new way to boost nutrition and flavor in their customizable meals with the introduction of quinoa on the menu. It is the first Asian-inspired fast casual to offer quinoa, which will be available at Pei Wei’s more than 200 restaurants through July 4.

The nutrient-dense, gluten-free ancient grain, which is a good source of protein, fiber, iron, thiamin, and vitamin B-6, is featured for a limited time in the new Korean Spicy with Quinoa. Guests can also pair quinoa with any of Pei Wei’s Wok Classic entrees for an additional 99 cents.

The Korean Spicy with Quinoa, starting at just under $8, is made with nutritious, flavorful ingredients including carrots, edamame, freshly chopped red bell peppers, bean sprouts and scallions. The dish is wok-cooked with sesame oil and spicy sauce, inspired by the sweet-tangy-spicy flavors of traditional Korean bulgogi, then lightly tossed in soy sauce. It can be ordered with chicken, steak, shrimp, or tofu.

“As a leader within the fast casual industry, Pei Wei offers guests bold flavors and light options made with high-quality ingredients selected for taste and nutritional value,” says Pei Wei CMO Clay Dover. “We added quinoa to our spring menu to give Pei Wei guests a new way to take care of themselves through better food choices.”

Now available with quinoa or salad, Pei Wei’s Wok Classics are made to order in 10 flavorful recipes such as Mongolian, Kung Pao, Ginger Broccoli, and Sweet & Sour.

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