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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Boro's Panda Express set to open Saturday
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Panda Express, located at at 101 Brampton Ave. in Statesboro, is set to open for business Saturday. - photo by Special to the Herald

Panda Express is set to open Saturday.

Contractors for the restaurant at 101 Brampton Ave., in front of the Walmart Marketplace on Fair Road, are scheduled to turn over the restaurant to the Panda Express team early this week. Once that is complete they will open within 48 hours.

Due to some last-minute delays thanks to Hurricane Matthew, the goal is to be open by Saturday. Panda Express is a fast-casual restaurant where guests select from a variety of dishes on Panda Express' display tables.

"With this new store opening, we are fortunate to welcome over 30 new associates from the Statesboro community into the Panda family," said Christina Chua, area coach of operations for Panda Express. "We are also always hiring for all levels and positions within the company. If you are interested in a career with Panda, residents can visit pandacareers.com. We see tremendous potential in this region so we are very excited for the opportunity to offer additional jobs to residents and become more ingrained in the community."

Panda Express is America's largest family-owned Chinese restaurant with more than 30,000 employees and 1,900 locations globally. Founded by Andrew and Peggy Cherng in 1983, Panda Express aims to create a family environment - from the food on their display tables to the professional and personal growth opportunities for employees.

"We are committed to serving the communities in which we are located, including Statesboro, and we are dedicated to fostering the spirit of giving," Chua said. "Through Panda Cares, the restaurant's philanthropic arm, Panda Express lends its time and resources to help communities thrive and people better their lives. This is done a variety of ways including providing food, funding and volunteer services. In 2015, Panda Cares and our volunteers served over 80,000 free hot meals to children and families in need while donating $16 million and countless volunteer hours."

From Orange Chicken to Wok Smart selections, Panda Express tries to offer cuisine with bold flavors and fresh ingredients, which include crisp vegetables that are cut fresh in-store daily. All Panda Express locations serve a wide variety of the restaurant's American Chinese dishes, including its Original Orange Chicken, SweetFire Chicken Breast, award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp and Shanghai Angus Steak.

"Panda is committed to becoming a world leader in people development and believes for the company to grow, the associates need to grow," Chua said. "Panda provides improvement opportunities for associates professionally and personally at every level, including training programs and self-development classes."

Panda Express will be open at 11 a.m. seven days a week, with closing hours Monday through Thursday at 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Please email DeWayne at dgrice@statesboroherald.com or call at (912) 489-9499.

 

 

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