Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Panda Express® Opens First Drive-Thru Store in South Luzon

Panda Express®, the world's largest American Chinese dining concept, opened its first restaurant in Pacita, San Pedro, Laguna. The milestone opening marked the Panda’s first ever drive-thru store in South Luzon and the second in the Philippines. Photo shows (from L): Panda Express Pacita Restaurant Manager Mae Quebral, Panda Express Philippines Operations Head Janet Herrera, San Pedro Councilor Nina Almoro, actress Michelle Vito, and Panda Express Philippines Area Manager Mylene Eroy.


The Jollibee Group continues to expand its Philippine franchise of Panda Express®, the world's largest American Chinese dining concept, with the opening of its first restaurant in Pacita, San Pedro, Laguna. The milestone opening marked the Panda’s first ever drive-thru store in South Luzon and the second in the Philippines.  

“We are excited to finally open the first Panda Express restaurant in Laguna and our first drive-thru store in South Luzon. With the brand’s continuous expansion efforts in the country, we hope to satisfy our guests and make it more convenient for them to enjoy their American Chinese favorites.” ~Ana Aluyen, Business Unit Head for Panda Express Philippines

This new store in San Pedro, Laguna, offers a variety of entrées with Chinese influences, including the bestselling dish, The Original Orange Chicken®, which is prepared with crispy boneless chicken bites wok-tossed in Panda’s signature sweet and spicy sauce. The new branch will also serve other famous dishes such as the Honey Walnut Shrimp, Beef Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, and Savory Shrimp. 


The new Panda Express store in San Pedro, Laguna, offers a variety of entrées with Chinese influences, including the bestselling dish, The Original Orange Chicken®.


A long queue of excited drive-thru customers started lining up as early as 8:30am. To celebrate the store opening, Panda Express’ Pacita restaurant treated guests with exciting promos. The first 50 drive-thru customers received a Panda Bear, and free medium Orange Chicken for those with a minimum order value of P750. A fun activity also awaited dine-in and takeout customers where they had a chance to win exciting prizes and freebies. 


Actress Michelle Vito (third from right), together with the Panda Express Philippines team, welcomed the store’s first drive-thru customer (center).

A long queue of excited drive-thru customers started lining up as early as 8:30am. The first 50 drive-thru customers received a Panda Bear.


Panda Express Pacita is the fourth store to be opened in 2023, following the opening of the Sumulong Highway, WalterMart Makati, and SM Tanza restaurants earlier this year. To date, Panda Express has a total of 18 stores in the Philippines. 

Fans can enjoy their favorite Panda Express dishes via dine-in or take-out, and by ordering through delivery via order.pandaexpress.com.ph, foodpanda, and GrabFood. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/PandaExpressPH/ and https://www.instagram.com/PandaExpressPH/.












About Panda Express® 
On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda Express® is the largest Asian dining concept in the world. Family-owned and operated since 1983 by co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng, Panda Express is best known as a trailblazer for creating a wide variety of industry-first recipes, including its best seller The Original Orange Chicken® and award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp, which have defined the category of authentic American Chinese cuisine. Each entrée at Panda Express, including the Wok Smart selections, is thoughtfully crafted with quality ingredients, and inspired by bold Chinese flavors and culinary principles. The restaurant brand has more than 2,500 locations and has introduced American Chinese cuisine to twelve international countries. Visit www.facebook.com/PandaExpressPH/ (Facebook) and https://www.instagram.com/PandaExpressPH/ (Instagram) for more information.

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