Panda Express has their annual Chinese New Year celebration with free Red Envelopes on Friday, February 16, 2018.
In honor of the long-standing practice of gifting hong bao (red envelopes) to loved ones, on Feb. 16 the restaurant will offer each guest a red envelope containing a coupon for a free serving of its celebratory 8 Treasure Chicken Breast entree, redeemable during a future visit, while supplies last.
“Chinese New Year is centered around sharing moments of optimism and happiness with friends and family, and we are grateful to cultivate those experiences here at Panda Express,” said Jimmy Wang, director of culinary innovation for Panda Express.
“Through our lucky foods, such as Egg Rolls, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Chow Mein, our new 8 Treasure Chicken Breast limited-time offer, and our red envelope giveaway, celebrating the holiday with our guests is something we look forward to each year.”
Evoking the true spirit of Chinese New Year, Panda Express brings the celebration to life in-store to its guests through its collaboration with Brooklyn-based, American Chinese artist Jing Wei. The acclaimed graphic artist has created festive new packaging, which portray the traditions of the holiday while bringing the message of celebration, togetherness and hope.
The new partnership is one of shared values – not only for art, but also, the deep rooted culture that both Wei and Panda Express share and continue to inspire during this holiday. Takeout pails, cups and kid’s meal containers offered at Panda Express locations nationwide will each be adorned with Wei’s uniquely festive and vibrant signature designs, from now through March 20.
“As a family-owned company and with our close connection to the Chinese culture, we are honored to work with individuals who share our deep-seated values, including Jing Wei,” said Andrea Cherng, chief marketing officer at Panda Express. “We are inspired by Jing’s artistic eye and her visual interpretations of the festival, which distinctly represent the significance of Chinese New Year and Panda’s cultural connection to the holiday.”
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.