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Panda Express Overview

Rosemead, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Casual Restaurants
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Panda was founded in 1983 in Glendale, California Panda Express is the largest family-owned American Chinese Restaurant concept in America. As America’s favorite Chinese restaurant Panda Express has close to 2,000 locations globally and continues to grow over ... Read more

Mission: Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.

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  • Panda Express Celebrates Milestone Opening Of 2,000th Restaurant Worldwide

    Panda Express Celebrates Milestone Opening Of 2,000th Restaurant Worldwide

    Located in , where Panda Express marked its East Coast expansion in 2015, the new restaurant at Broadway and 111th Street seeks to become a go-to dining destination for the residents of Morningside Heights, home to Columbia University. Since launching its first traditional location two years ago, Panda Express has opened five additional restaurants, with an upcoming opening in later this year.

  • A bell ringing, a child smiling. Thank you for 30 million smiles. #FortunateForYou #GivingTuesday

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Panda Express – Why Work For Us?

About Our Company

Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to creating happiness. Whether through sharing good food with guests or providing opportunities for professional and personal growth with associates, all are embraced in a genuine family environment that is uniquely Panda. 

About Panda Express

Founded in 1983, Panda Express remains American’s trusted leader and ambassador of Chinese food and culture. With more than 2,000 stores in the US and 8 countries, Panda Express is America’s largest family-owned Chinese restaurant with over 30,000 associates and over $2 billion in sales.

Andrew and Peggy CherngAbout Our Culture

Founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng embody the American Dream and are deeply committed to developing associates personally and professionally to make their own American Dream a reality.

In addition to providing opportunities for self-development and professional growth, Panda Restaurant Group fosters a genuine family environment with community-building activities including Dragon Boat Races, Panda Cares charitable events, athletic competitions and fun runs.

Royce Chow - A day in the life of a Regional Director of Operations

Vipul Shah - A day in the life an Area Coach of Operations

Maya Kwong - A day in the life of a Training Leader

Erika Koslen - A day in the life of an Assistant Manager


Our Mission

To deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.

Our Values

The foundation upon which Panda Restaurant Group operates


We identify opportunities for growth and lead others to create the future we envision


We treat each other with respect and seek “win-win” relationships with guests, business partners and our communities


For Panda to grow, we must each learn and grow. We are humble and open to new ideas as our world is constantly changing
Great Operations
Great operations are a competitive advantage, both in our restaurants and support center

We give our time and resources to support each other and our communities


Panda Way

An extension of our values focused on personal and interpersonal development:

• Healthy Lifestyle
• Continuous Learning
• Developing Others
• Acknowledging Others


Panda Restaurant Group understands that the future of our restaurants can only be as bright as the planet on which they reside, so we’re reducing our carbon footprint and use of natural resources through a number of efforts including commercially compostable packaging, oil recycling and energy-efficient buildings whenever and wherever possible.

Established in 1999, Panda Cares is the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group. We are committed to serving the communities in which we operate by providing food, funding and volunteer services to underserved children and disaster relief efforts.

Our Mission

Panda Cares brings hope to children in need. Our purpose is to foster the spirit of giving at Panda Restaurant Group by promoting the health and educational needs of underserved children.

Our Impact

Since the inception, Panda Cares has raised $61 Million to support children in our communities and fund worldwide disaster relief.

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    I worked at Panda Express part-time


    training, regimented, upper mobility, food


    shift scheduling was not flexible

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Panda Express Photos

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Panda Express photo of: Arts created by our associates
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Panda Express Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panda Express (Fremont, CA).


    I applied and got a call the next day to come in for an interview at a restaurant about 40 minutes away from the one I applied at. The woman interviewing me was very professional and said she'd send my info to the manager at the location I applied to

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Panda Express Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas News, 2017
  • Black Pearl Award, The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), 2017
  • Top Workplace in Orange County, The Orange County Register, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
  • Orange County Register Top Workplaces 2015, Orange County Register Top Workplaces, 2015
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