Panda Restaurant Group, the world leader in Asian dining experiences and parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to becoming a world leader in people development. 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.
To deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.
The foundation upon which Panda Restaurant Group operates
- Proactive. We identify opportunities for growth and lead others to create the future we envision.
- Respect. Win-Win. We treat each other with respect and seek “win-win” relationships with Guests, business partners and our communities.
- Growth. 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. We are committed to great operations and upholding our operating culture in our restaurants and Support Center. It is a competitive advantage.
- Giving. We give our time and resources to support each other and our communities.
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.
Panda Express is very popular among people who have tried it. They have cultivated and maintained a loyal following with their consistent quality and innovative recipes. Because of this, a new franchise owner can expect to draw in customers who have already tried Panda Express and enjoyed it, as well as those who have not yet tried it, but are curious.
For those who enjoy Panda Express, the excitement that comes with discovering a restaurant has opened up closer to them will be obvious. Because their market is not yet saturated, you are sure to find customers that are pleased to have one of their favorites now in their neighborhood. For those that have not yet tried it, a new restaurant can bring joy for the simple fact that it is new. People love choices, and introducing a new option to the mix may be the ticket to getting them through the door.
Panda Express is currently enjoying a positive net growth, meaning that more of their restaurants are opening than closing. Their current net growth score is 78. This is very promising for prospective owners. This means that the restaurants that are opening are finding success and able to sustain themselves, as well as grow. A positive net growth score is indicative of a healthy, well-balanced system. This is an important factor to consider when choosing the right franchise to purchase.
As with all business ventures, a franchise is not a guaranteed success. The pros to buying into a franchise include the brand recognition. By purchasing a franchise of a company that already has a strong following, you are opening yourself up to their customer base. Very few people think about the franchise owner behind the restaurant, only the brand. They know that they ate there before and enjoyed it. This gives your restaurant instant credibility and a wider selection of potential customers.
Opening a restaurant on your own leaves you without the name brand. You will not have hundreds of thousands of people who have already tried the product and want to have it again. You will have to entice them to come in and try your product and hope that they like it. And if they like it, you have to hope that they tell their friends.