Panda Management Company, Inc. (PMC), based in Southern California, has grown dynamically ever since 1983 when it opened its first Panda Express, its most successful operation. As that name suggests, Panda Express units are fast-service Chinese restaurants, now found in over 34 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Japan. Altogether, PMC manages over 300 Panda Express Restaurants, six Panda Inn Restaurants, eight Hibachi-San Restaurants, and seven Panda Panda locations. Panda Inns, the first of which opened in 1973, are all located in Southern California, as are the Panda Pandas, upscale, gourmet Chinese food restaurants. The Hibachi-San Restaurants, featuring Japanese cuisine, are located in shopping mall food courts, about half of which are at select sites outside California. The much more ubiquitous Panda Express Restaurants are located in five basic operating environments: mall food courts; supermarkets and retail chains; shopping centers and key intersections; university and college campuses; and airports, casinos, and sports arenas.




Sesame Green Beans

Panda Express Restaurant Copycat Recipe

1 pound fresh green beans
1 red bell pepper
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 tablespoons tamari (reduced sodium)

Wash and trim the beans, then cut into 2 inch long pieces (cutting them in half usually works). Steam the beans in large steamer for 5 minutes. Remove from steamer.

In a large wok or skillet, melt coconut oil. Add in bell pepper and stir fry about 2 minutes, then
add in steamed beans and cook another 2 minutes. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and remove from wok to a serving dish. Drizzle sesame oil over the top and serve. Serves 4.

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