Monday, May 1, 2023

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

“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.” ~Ms. Ana Aluyen, Business Unit Head for Panda Express Philippines
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®.

With the opening of its first location in Pacita, San Pedro, Laguna, the Jollibee Group continues to expand its Philippine franchise of Panda Express®, becoming the largest American Chinese dining concept in the world. The momentous opening marked the second drive-thru location for the Panda in the Philippines and its first 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 Original Orange Chicken®, the most popular dish at this brand-new restaurant in San Pedro, Laguna, is made with crispy, boneless chicken bites that have been wok-tossed in Panda's own sweet and spicy sauce. The Honey Walnut Shrimp, Beef Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, and Savory Shrimp will all be available at the new location.

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

A long line of energized drive-through clients fired arranging as soon as 8:30am. The Panda Express Pacita restaurant offered guests exciting promotions to mark the store's opening. The initial 50 drive-through clients got a Panda Bear, and free medium Orange Chicken for those with a base request worth of P750. Dine-in and takeout customers could also participate in a fun activity where they could win exciting prizes and freebies.

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 kickoff of the Sumulong Roadway, WalterMart Makati, and SM Tanza cafés recently. There are currently a total of 18 Panda Express locations in the Philippines.

Fans can enjoy their favorite Panda Express dishes via dine-in or take-out, and by ordering through delivery via, foodpanda, and GrabFood. For more information, visit and

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 (Facebook) and (Instagram) for more information.

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