Panda Express Franchise

Panda express markets delicious Asian cuisine and is a suitable franchise option for those interested in engaging in a business that showcases Asian culinary delicacies.

The Panda Express offers American Asian Cuisine which is both quick and delicious.

It is considered as the largest Chain of Chinese fast food restaurants in the country, having several stand alone and drive through outlets nationwide. The company was first founded in 1973 and was known as the Panda Inn fine dining restaurant in Pasadena California. As news of the delicious food and excellent service grew far and wide the company was able to develop into a fast food type of restaurant and was renamed the Panda Express in 1983.

The chain offers a wide variety of Asian and particularly Chinese cuisine with just a touch of American flavor for variety. Popular menu dishes include the Kung Pao chicken, Orange Chicken, Mandarin Chicken and the Beijing Beef. The food chain currently has 1,321 locations across the country and has a growing international market especially in Puerto Rico. The company garners around $1 billion in income rating and in staff currently has around 13,000 employees.

Considering that Asian food is a fast growing segment of the restaurant industry, the Panda Express is looking for new and innovative ways to bring this gourmet Chinese food restaurant to more and more clients throughout the country. With this there are certain site parameters that need to be considered to qualify for building the Panda empire. For End Cap and freestanding establishments with or without the drive through there should be pole/monument and building signage, at least 50 seats available, 20 parking slots, high visibility, a minimum ceiling height of 14’ drive thru plus and a building size of end cap: 1,800 to 2,000 square feet and for free standing 2,200 to 2,600 square feet with patio.

For traffic generators there should be an average daily traffic of more than 45,000 cars combined main and cross streets, trade area day population of more than 30,000, heavy retail, daytime employment, shopping centers, entertainment, going home side of traffic, strong balance of residential and daytime activity and a trade area residential population of more than 65,000. Nontraditional and mall sites may be in arenas and stadiums, major entertainment centers, casinos, major airports, hospitals, university and college campuses with more than 14,000 population, visible and accessible and with a mall size of more than 1,000,000 square feet with 3+ number of anchors. Building requirements for food courts should be 800 to 1000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 24 feet, in line of 1,800 to 2,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 35 feet and utilities should be stubbed to space.

If your site meets any of the aforementioned criteria then feel free to give the Panda Express a call to discuss putting your Restaurant Development Group for consideration. Though there are currently no franchises available you may still submit your criteria for discussion.

124 Comments

  • renee m anaya said on October 18, 2011
    The proposed site is in Wasco, Ca; on Highway 46; an east/west atery for travelers and truckers as well as the community. Recently a Carl's Jr. and Denny's have opened within two tenths of a mile of each other and seem to be doing good business.
  • Pam said on July 15, 2012
    Would like to start up a Panda Express - love the restaurant with drive-thu. Would like to get started in San Angelo Texas, United States. We have an Air Force Base, San Angelo University, and many tourists with no drive thru asian cusine. The few chinese restaurant are in the shopping mall or at the airport and don't compare. I loved the one in San Antonio, Texas. What requirements are requested for the startup including the financial aspect. Looking for a semi retirement fun project.
  • jeff forman said on November 4, 2012
    I would like to open a panda express in mammouth lakes, Ca near the ski slope of mammouth mountain where there are 1000s of visitors every month during the ski season and also during the summer for mountain biking and fishing at the near by lakes, I think it would be a very lucrative location, where I have already picked out a spot for the restaurant
  • Ursula McLoughlin said on November 9, 2012
    We are a Company which works since over 20 years in Kazakhstan ans Russia. Our Russian partner is interested in opening a Panda Express in Moscow. He has very good experience in the Restaurant and Food industries. We are looking to open discussions. Please reply to the email given. Our offices are located both in Russia and in Tucson, Arizona. Best regards, U. McLoughlin/ Tolib Tolibov
  • Pat G said on November 26, 2012
    Hello I would like info on how to start a Panda Express in my area. Thank You
  • monica said on December 29, 2012
    I would like to open a Panda Express in Romania. If you consider doing business in this part of Europe please reply. Thank you so much. Monica Matei
  • Dorie Pannette said on January 10, 2013
    We are interested in opening a Panda Express in Centralia, Washington. Are their franchises available? Thank you, dorie Pannette
  • scott said on January 19, 2013
    we would like to know what we would need to do to open a franchise here in collective ohio
  • Sandy said on January 28, 2013
    We would like to know what we would need to do to start Panda Express in India.
  • Iroda said on February 6, 2013
    Hello, I would like to know is it possible to open Panda Express in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)?
  • ELMER MAGDIRILA said on February 7, 2013
    I would like to know how to open Panda Express in Katy,TX. The location is along spring green boulevard in Cinco Ranch, a develop area and still expanding because of lot of houses are still under construction.
  • Kathy said on February 11, 2013
    I would like to know how to open panda express in arizona. please give me info. thanks
  • Deane Burleigh said on February 23, 2013
    I would like to know if it is at all possible to open a franchise in New Zealand
  • Irina Ten said on March 7, 2013
    We are interested in opening a Panda Express franchise in Almaty (Kazakhstan) at the food court of a large mall. Please forward me information about securing this franchise as soon as possible as we are prepared to move forward quickly. Thank you.
  • jim said on March 11, 2013
    Would like to franchise a location in the cali bay area. Could you please provide/send information and details. Thanks
  • amyn said on March 26, 2013
    i want to open panda express in alabama, need some info
  • guillermo nunez said on March 27, 2013
    I live in Douglas, Arizona a boarder town from mexico with a lot of potential for a franchise. I would like your input in this matter. thank you.
  • Christopher said on April 5, 2013
    Need information about staring a Panda Express Franchise in Newark California 94560
  • Juan said on April 8, 2013
    I live in San Luis, Arizona a boarder Town from Mexico. I feel very confident that there is a lot of potential for a Panda Express restaurant/ franchise. Please forward me information about franchising
  • Carlos Gudino said on April 11, 2013
    I am very interested in a Panda Express franchise in Quito Ecuador I feel there is a lot of potential for such Restaurant. Please forward me information on procedure on how to acquire a franchise, THANKS. CARLOS
  • Ryan said on April 25, 2013
    Yes Sandpoint, ID area really needs a drive through Asian restaurant. Around 10k population with Ponderay and a lot of through traffic form Hwy 2 and 95. I am highly interested in running a Panda Express here!
  • Sabi Mann said on April 30, 2013
    I would like to find out information on opening a Panda Express in Yuba City, Ca.
  • siva said on May 5, 2013
    I would like to know is it possible to get a franchise in India thanks
  • Gordon Chhen said on May 6, 2013
    I'm located in southern California. I'm really interested in this business and would really like to talk to a franchisee representative as soon as possible. I've been in the food industry for years myself managing restaurants and such. Also I grew up around restaurants as a kid because that was a source of income for almost all the members in my family. I'm not new to the industry and this is something I would like to do.
  • Mike said on June 20, 2013
    I would like to put one in Tyler, Tx asap. Thanks.
  • pete said on July 8, 2013
    Hi I would like information on how to open a panda express in chicago, Il. The only ones I know about are downtown.
  • antonio jacob said on July 13, 2013
    Not only would I personally like to have a panda express here, but there is also a real NEED for quality, quick and reasonable priced Chinese food here in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. It would definitely bring in a lot of business.
  • Tara said on July 19, 2013
    Hello, I would like to know on how to open Panda Express in India, Andhra Pradesh, Await your reply.
  • Ajit Agranayak said on July 31, 2013
    Dear Sir/Madam, I wanted to learn about the scope for taking up a franchise of Dunkin' Donuts. I plan to do the same in Goa. Kindly let me know of any such available opportunities and the necessary terms and conditions or whom to contact to get better knowledge about the same. Regards, Ajit Agranayak, Margao, Goa, India
  • Susanna said on August 12, 2013
    Is it possible to have it in Beijing china? What are the requirements?
  • Vijay said on August 21, 2013
    When i tasted my first PANDA EXPRESS in Atlant Georgia sate, i planed to bring the taste to my country INDIA... I live in Chennai and would like to try PANDA Franchise business in Chennai India... Chennai is the most handsome place and a high potential area for the taste like PANDA to start up.. I need good information about this asap....
  • moses ugo said on September 2, 2013
    I would like to open a panda express in Los Angeles or Orange county. I don't know how to start. Help
  • edward angelino said on September 6, 2013
    Dear Consultant, I hae been looking for a firm like yours for quite some time now. I came across your company while researching Panda Express Franchise to get to Saudi Arabia. We have been assigned to select multiple franchise opportunities to bring from USA to KSA. Kindly, contact me at your earliest convenience at 714-460-3434 US Number or 011-974-665-75528 Qatari Number. I work with the royal family who are very interested for these ventures and I am looking for help. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Edward Angelino
  • twila stensland said on September 20, 2013
    Please email panda express franchise info
  • jose said on October 21, 2013
    I will like info how to open a panda express franchise in the new casino in ronhert park ca and what is the financial cost
  • Jen said on October 23, 2013
    I would like to start the Panda and I want to know the franchise information of PANDA EXPRESS. So, would you please tell me what all prerequisites for the same in details are? I live in Bothell (Seattle), W.A. and zip code is 98021/98012. Thanks, Jen.
  • Yvonne Rendon said on October 28, 2013
    Hello, My name is Yvonne Rendon and I am very interested in opening a Panda Express in north side of McAllen, Texas 78504 (Hidalgo Co.). The population is 135,000 with many surrounding small towns. There is high volume of traffic in the area of interest. Please email any info. such as requirements, investment amount needed, liquid assets, and do I need restaurant experience. Any information given would be greatly appreciated.
  • Betul said on November 5, 2013
    To Whom It May Concern, I would like to get information about how we can open Panda Express in Turkey. Regards, Betul
  • christopher said on December 27, 2013
    I would like to know how much money it will cost to have a panda express built from scratch in a town in Mississippi USA
  • rolan orit said on December 29, 2013
    hi i would like to know how much the cost to franchise ? would you please give some more information? thank you. rolan orit
  • Roger Rosales said on January 2, 2014
    HI would like to know how much to franchise panda express and bring it here to manila Philippines and what are the requirements. thanks, Roger
  • Naveen Samba said on January 2, 2014
    We are successful business group from Hyderabad India. We would like to know how to partner with Panda Express to expand the chain in India. Any response is highly appreciated. Regards, Naveen.
  • Lucero said on January 7, 2014
    Would like to open a panda in the dalles Oregon 97058 plz send me more info on how I can do it thanks .
  • Jeff Martinson said on January 16, 2014
    I would like to find out how I could open a Panda Express in San Jose ca. There's a great spot that's not far from where I live. I see this as a great opportunity and would like the chance to make this a reality.
  • Nathan Roy said on March 27, 2014
    We would like to know how to franchise Panda Express here in the Philippines. Please let me know how much money I need to do this and the step by step process in doing so. Thanks
  • Kenneth Welch said on April 9, 2014
    Phoenix AZ downtown area which is located in one of the most prestigious area for tourist attraction. Major business center, Arizona State University across the street and a quick walk to the Phoenix Suns Stadium and Diamondback Stadium. Major hotels within a block. In the same corridor has a great AMC theater. Location has a parking garage and ample parking around this area. Surrounded with beautiful palm trees, astonishing lighting at night and waterfalls which brings to the attractions for locals and tourist.
  • Amy Johnson said on April 12, 2014
    I am interested in opening a Panda Express and am wondering the cost involved.
  • Sri said on April 19, 2014
    I would like to find out franchise cost in USA and India. We have very successful business in India, We are planning to expand our portfolio. Detailed information is much appreciated.
  • Joseph said on May 5, 2014
    We would like information on starting a Panda Express in Stephenville, Texas.
  • ling said on May 15, 2014
    I would like to open a Panda Express in Indiana. Please help contact with me. Many Thanks
  • Nandu said on June 11, 2014
    I would like to know how to franchise Panda Express in Hyderabad/bangalore, India. Please let me know how much money I need to do this and the step by step process in doing so. Thanks
  • Tony said on July 8, 2014
    Would like info in opening a store in Beaumont Tx.
  • Brandon Jacquez said on July 16, 2014
    I live in Benson AZ where two highway 90 highway 80 and interstate 10 meet there is currently love,s truck stop that always has traffic in and out I think this would be a great location for a Panda Express. there are two hotels located near by and one of Cochise college's campus. I'm very interested in finding out how to run your franchise so please send me any info possible Thanks.
  • Rakesh Chand said on July 17, 2014
    I would like to start a Panda Express in Gardena, California. Please let me know how could this be possible. Thanks!!
  • Debra Brown said on July 18, 2014
    I am interested in opening a Panda Express in Huntsville TX a college town right on 45 North. Please let me know what it takes to open one.
  • Wang said on July 30, 2014
    I would like to be a part of Panda Express Restaurant. I'm planning to be one of the franchisee that I will set-up in Cebu Philippines. Please let me know the procedure and cost. Thank you.
  • Mari said on August 1, 2014
    Hi I live in Spanish fork UT., we would like to open a Panda Express in this area. Please forward information.
  • Daniel said on August 1, 2014
    Interested in information on opening a PE in upstate NY. Please let me know where I can obtain info and how I can go about starting up a PE. Thanks, -Daniel
  • jenny yang said on August 6, 2014
    I like to open one panda express in oroville, ca95965. Any informations. Thanks
  • ANAND NARAYAN said on August 6, 2014
    INTERESTED INFORMATION IN OPENING A PANDA FRANCHISE EITHER IN THE BAY AREA IN SAN FRANCISCO OR SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA. PLEASE FORWARD INFORMATION - THANKS
  • Michelle said on August 20, 2014
    I had a great idea for a tagline for Panda Express franchising. I would love to be able to submit to you via the above e-mail address. Thanks, Michelle
  • winnie said on August 20, 2014
    I would like to open Panda Express in Atlanta Ga in 30308. Love to have more information. Thanks
  • Lizette Jimenez-Pelayo said on August 26, 2014
    I would like to open a panda Express in san Ysidro, Ca, at the outlets there is always a lot of people that come and visit the outlets from Mexico and from san Diego area. This location is a great opportunity. I need more information. thanks in advance
  • Valeria said on September 4, 2014
    Hi! I would like to open Panda Express in the capital city of Russia, Moscow. Please, let me know if it is possible or not. Best regards, looking forward
  • Will said on September 5, 2014
    I would like to open a Panda Express in Lake Worth TX. Its a great area with a major highway running through it. It's next to Fort Worth TX. Also we are very strong financially and willing to invest time/money in the business. Thank You
  • Leen said on September 17, 2014
    It would be nice if it were to open in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia! Is that possible?
  • Gayane Poghosyan said on October 6, 2014
    I am interested in opening Panda Express in Yerevan, Armenia. Please, let me know if it is possible or not.
  • Harvey Gill said on October 7, 2014
    I am interested in bringing Panda Express to the UK.Please let me know. Thanks
  • Camal Mohamad and Eman Yasin said on October 9, 2014
    very interested in PANDA the franchise what are the requirements including financials please email me
  • Amaresh G Nashi said on October 25, 2014
    Was looking to open Panda Express across India.
  • Marissa Nolz said on November 12, 2014
    I am interested in opening a Panda Express in Bismarck, North Dakota the city is booming and so far we have two Chinese restaurant. Please let me know what it takes to open one. Thank you
  • Radhakrishnan said on November 26, 2014
    We have good space on populated busy area with main road frontage. many it companies Are located. A mall is very nearby. Will it do to start Panda Express in chennai. This is to start with then can move for more locations.
  • Koen Vleugels said on December 14, 2014
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, would be a great place to start a new Panda Express. If you would open one in one of the main streets, thousands of people who shop there all day are looking for something healthy to eat, which must be exotic and must not take too long. There are few exotic fast food restaurants at this moment so the restaurant will definitely make a profit as well.
  • Irineo Cu said on December 22, 2014
    I just came back from the Philippines for a one month vacation.
    I have a brief time to do some research for a business opportunity.
    I honestly believe that Panda Express in this location has a big potential.
    Our Family owns a 125.8 square meters in front of Laoag City Public Market, along Don Villanueva Street (this is prime business location).
    What is the price for a Panda Express Franchise in the Philippines?
    Or Would you be interested in leasing the place?
    Possible Location: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
  • Irineo Cu said on December 22, 2014
    I am writer #74. Both Left Side and Right side of our Rental Property are Relatives. If you need more space, I could talk to them. Thanks, Irineo
  • Matt hebert said on December 22, 2014
    I would like some information on the availability of franchises. Thanks
  • Lorena forbes said on January 1, 2015
    Hi, i am really interested in bringing the panda express here in the philippines? What are the requirements?
  • Chitra Mathew said on January 12, 2015
    Hi, I would like to know the requirements, terms and conditions, options and cost to start a Panda express in Kerala, India
  • Greg said on February 18, 2015
    i live in whistler we need one as there is no Chinese food here and we are the biggest ski resort in the world always number one resort and know Chinese food crazy
  • Mike said on February 19, 2015
    Please provide requirements for an opportunity in Bridgeport/clarksburg, WV. There are limited -Asian foods in the area and a great opportunity. The FBI is in the immediate area along with college kids in close proximity.
  • kimberly turner said on February 25, 2015
    one of several eateries to be built in the heart of a transit station, located on a main thoroughfare to downtown Chicago. Residential and business populated area. Chicago, Illinois
  • Sing Sai Lor said on March 3, 2015
    I'd like to know more about opening a Panda Express in Oshkosh, WI. Currently, there are no Panda Express. What will be the franchise price for a new building?
  • James Shaw said on March 8, 2015
    I would like to open a Panda express in Lodi, CA 95240. The population is 63,000+ and growing fast. Many of our people don't want to have to be anywhere near Stockton, and elk grove is 45mins away. Contact me ASAP as this would be an excellent opportunity
  • Thelma Kaleikini said on March 23, 2015
    HI, I'm interested in opening Panda express in Manila Philippines, are there franchise available in area, preferredly and the mall and how much that it cost to franchise. I would like some information please. Contact me or e mail would be good. (808)-352-6131)
  • Venkat said on April 6, 2015
    Would like to know the options for opening PandaExpress in Hyderabad, India. Please let me know if you have any expansion plans in India.
  • Kyle said on April 21, 2015
    O'fallon Missouri on highway k wanting to know more information and if possible
  • Nicole said on April 23, 2015
    Would like a location in Lihue, Hawaii in the island of Kauai. There is a new shopping center going in. Lihue is in dire need of quick serve, fresh food.
  • Paul Mikoll said on May 1, 2015
    My wife and I are located in Colorado Springs, CO and we are very interested in learning about franchise opportunities for opening a new Panda Express. Any information you can supply would be greatly appreciated to help us take the steps to becoming part of your team. Sincerely, Paul Mikoll & Felicia Low, 719-660-5316
  • Mr. Kannapong Qawvasut said on May 6, 2015
    I am interested to buy Panda Express franchise to operate in Thailand. Please kindly contact if you would like to have a partner in this country. Best regards, Kannapong Q.
  • Mr. Lo said on May 22, 2015
    I'm interested in learning about franchise opportunities for opening a new Panda Express.
  • DORALIZ LOPEZ said on May 28, 2015
    I am very much interested in a Panda Express Franchise. I am located in Illinois, Hoffman Estates, South Barrington area. Please contact me at 847-490-4648 OR 847-942-6451 at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.
  • Neil G. said on June 11, 2015
    Hi, I'd like to franchise Panda Express in the Philippines. Here in the Philippines, Filipinos are known to love the Chinese cuisine and of course, rice. I've been to several Panda Express stores in California during my recent trip to the US, and I could honestly say that Filipinos will definitely love it. Hope we could have a franchise here in the Philippines. Thank you.
  • Kristen Deskins said on July 4, 2015
    Gibsonton, Apollo Beach & Ruskin Florida area. Big Bend road is the main road for all commuters to get to and from Gibsonton, Riverview, Apollo Beach and Ruskin from Interstate 75. I75 is a highly traveled interstate that most commuters to Tampa travel every day to and from the Tampa area. The closest Panda Express is 20 minutes away and there are a few fast food burger places but no healthier alternative. Please contact me regarding a franchise. Thank you for your consideration.
  • Jeffrey Locke said on July 24, 2015
    I would like to open a Panda Express Franchise in Westchester, Ca.90045. Can you please send me start up information.
  • Tom Pham said on August 3, 2015
    I would like to open a Panda Express Franchise in west or north west of Houston, Texas, USA. if by your statistics, hopefully you can tell me a promising location in west or north west of Houston. Thank you, Tom Pham
  • Wayne Harris said on August 25, 2015
    My name is Wayne Harris and I live in Somerset, KY which is lake country. I am very interested in a Panda Express franchise as we only have two Chinese restaurants now and both are buffet style. We need this very badly
  • Jennifer Doan said on August 25, 2015
    I would like to open Panda Express in Temecula, California. Or within 15 miles radius. Please contact me soon as your earliest convenience regarding franchise. Thank you very much in advance for your consideration.
  • Andrew Riley said on September 2, 2015
    I would like to enquirer if I could open a Panda Express in the UK ,could you let me know all financial details as soon as you can.I would be very grateful to receive your swift reply .
  • Charisma Ty said on September 6, 2015
    Good day. I would like to open a franchise restaurant of Panda Express at a big mall in Barboursville West Virginia. I need to know how much is the total cost of opening one in a food court and the contact person to talk to about all the requirements.
  • Mallikarjuna Vemugunta said on September 14, 2015
    Hi, I would like to open a franchise restaurant of Panda Express in Irving Texas. I need to know how much is the total cost of opening one in a food court.

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