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Panda Express Celebrates Opening of  its Newest Restaurant Location In Northfield Center

Family-owned and operated restaurant will offer special gifts for the first lucky 88 guests on grand opening day, August 10

ROSEMEAD, CA (August 2, 2023) – Panda Express®, the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S., is celebrating the grand opening of its newest location in Northfield, OH, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of the Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 10, beginning at 10 a.m., and a day of giving back for the first lucky 88 guests, who will receive a special gift1! Located in Northfield at 8253 Golden Link Blvd (near E. Aurora Road), the new Panda Express location offers all of Panda’s iconic dishes, including the world-famous The Original Orange Chicken®, award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp, and guest-favorite Broccoli Beef entrée. Guests can also sign up for the new Panda Rewards program on the Panda Express mobile app or online at and receive a Welcome Gift of 25 percent off their order (up to $10 off) 2 and exclusive surprises all year long.

“Our entire Panda team is grateful to serve the Northfield, Ohio, community by providing new jobs and supporting local organizations through fundraising opportunities,” said Yuxin Wang, Panda Express Area Coach of Operations. “We hope to be a lasting part of the community and welcome all guests into our doors to try our American Chinese favorites and discover their own.”

As a family-owned and operated company committed to supporting the communities it serves, Panda has set out to create multiple employment opportunities for local residents, offering one of the highest starting wages in the restaurant industry and comprehensive benefits. A majority of Panda General Managers earn $100,000 annually. Since 2021, Panda has hired nearly 40,000 new associates and continues to hire more. Associates will grow professionally, personally, and financially at Panda, as the company provides a wide range of training programs, as well as professional and personal development courses through the University of Panda. Wages start at $15 per hour for all front of house hires, as well as $16.50 per hour for all new back of house hires. Panda is nationally recognized as a top employer by Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Great Place to Work Certification and PEOPLE’s Companies That Care list. Those interested in a career with Panda Express can visit 

At each Panda Express location, associates ring a bell each time a guest donates to the Panda Cares® in-store donation box. Panda Cares Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, donates 100 percent of the funds collected to local nonprofit organizations that support the health and education needs of underserved youth. Any organization registered as a nonprofit/501(c)(3)/tax-exempt organization can sign up for the Neighborhood Fundraisers, and Panda donates 20% of pre-tax event sales from in-person and online orders submitted through the Panda Express website or mobile app at the selected Panda location. Organizations can learn more about fundraising opportunities here.

Local store hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (the drive thru is open until 9:30 p.m.) and Friday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (the drive thru is open until 10 p.m.)

For more information on Panda Express, please visit

1 For terms and conditions, please visit 

2 Terms & Conditions: Taxes, delivery, and other fees still apply.  Limit of one (1) Welcome Gift offer per account.  Only one reward, offer, or coupon can be applied to a single transaction. Maximum discount of up to $10 for qualifying purchases. Valid at participating Panda Express locations in-store and online at or on the Panda Express app. Offer is not valid on catering or for corporate accounts and cannot be combined with other offers unless otherwise specified. Panda Express reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and modify the offer, or any part of it, for any reason at any time without notice, including, without limitation, if any fraud or technical failure impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the offer. Subject to all applicable Panda Rewards Program Terms and Conditions, available at Void where prohibited.

About Panda Express 
On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda Express® is the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S. 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 dish at Panda Express 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 12 international countries. 

Powered by this global family of associates, Panda Cares®, Panda’s philanthropic arm, has raised more than $329 million and dedicated countless volunteer hours in bettering the health and education for over 13 million youth, as well as supporting communities in need since 1999. In 2021, Panda Express established the Panda Community Fund — a five-year, $10 million community investment and response program that supports immediate and sustainable solutions from national and local organizations to uplift diverse groups, including people of color and other marginalized communities. For more information about Panda, visit, or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  

Julie D'Aloiso
Julie D'Aloiso
Owner of SpiderCat Marketing, Station Manager at NEO Community Radio, and content manager for NordoniaHills.News

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