Now through February 21, 2017, with every order of a Family Feast (three entrees and two large sides), guests will be given a Celebration Kit which includes a red table runner, Chinese New Year stickers, a dragon car decal, “Know Your CNY” card game and two red envelopes to help commemorate the holiday and welcome good fortune with family and friends.
“The spirit of Chinese New Year is at the heart of what Panda Express commits to doing every day in our restaurants and communities, which is to bring family and friends together through food and shared experiences,” said Peggy Cherng, co-chair and co-chief executive officer of Panda Restaurant Group. “The hope for our Chinese New Year celebration is to broaden the understanding and appreciation for a holiday that honors respect for others and time with family. We believe this is a universal message to which everyone can relate.”
As a holiday celebrated across all generations, Panda Express aims to inspire kids and kids at heart to find the deep meaning of Chinese New Year – from the food on their tables to the color symbolism used to welcome good health and happiness. To encourage this curiosity and education, the restaurant has created an interactive website, CelebrateCNY.com, featuring an animated Fortune Tales video about the 15-day Chinese New Year festival. The site also includes Panda Express’ Learn with Me program for teachers and parents, which features downloadable activities for kids and a classroom curriculum for educators. Created in support of the restaurant’s mission to motivate children to learn and appreciate other cultures, more than 6 million students have learned about Chinese New Year through Panda’s educational materials and in-class sessions led by the company’s associates.
To bring to life the universality of Chinese New Year for consumers everywhere, Panda Express and PepsiCo, the restaurant’s exclusive beverage partner for nearly 30 years, have created a touching short film about the power of family and friends, traditions and food that brings people together to celebrate. The film can be viewed by clicking here.
For more information on Panda Express and Chinese New Year traditions, visit https://www.pandaexpress.com/. Follow Panda Express on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation using #CelebrateCNY.
About Panda Express (from Wikipedia)
Panda Express is a fast casual restaurant chain which serves American Chinese cuisine. It is the largest Asian segment restaurant chain in the United States, where it was founded and is mainly located (in addition to other countries and territories in North America and Asia). Panda Express restaurants were traditionally located in shopping mall food courts, but the chain now operates units in many other environments and formats, including stand-alone restaurants, as well as universities, casinos, airports, military bases, amusement parks and other venues.
Panda Express has over 1,900 restaurants, located in 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Mexico, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. The company does not offer franchising; all units are company-owned and operated.
The chain offers a variety of Chinese-cuisine-inspired dishes (e.g., Orange Chicken; Firecracker Chicken Breast; Beijing Beef; Grilled Teriyaki Chicken; Kung Pao Chicken). “Combo meals” are served with customer’s choice of either fried rice, steamed rice, chow mein, or mixed vegetables. No MSG is added to any of the items at Panda Express after it has been delivered to the restaurant, nor does Panda Express purchase from any suppliers who add MSG prior to delivery.