Pei Wei closing all stores until at least April 5 starting today.
The Best & Worst Menu Items at Pei Wei Best: Edamame (large) Worst: Signature Lettuce Wraps. Best: Hot and Sour Soup (cup) Worst: Wonton Soup (cup) Best: Asian Chopped Chicken Salad. Worst: Chicken Pad Thai . Best: Thai Dynamite (small) Best: Spicy General Tso’s (small)
Pei Wei peaked at 213 locations in 2016. The chain is now down to 167. The firm paid $1.1 billion for the Asian casual-dining chain and Pei Wei in 2012. Centerbridge split the two chains two years ago, hoping it would spur a sale.
Pei Wei , which was spun off from parent P.F. Chang’s China Bistro,, has 193 restaurants, of which 167 are company operated and 26 franchised. In 2017, Pei Wei split from P.F. Chang’s , moved its headquarters to Irving, Texas, and changed its trade dress and signage from Pei Wei Asian Diner to Pei Wei Asian Kitchen.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro chain of restaurants, which has a highly valued publicly traded stock on Nasdaq, is launching a chain of cook-to-order fast-service Chinese restaurants named Pei Wei. Panda Restaurant Group also owns five Panda Inn traditional restaurants and nine Hibachi-San Japanese fast-food outlets.
Pei Wei Asian Diner, LLC, doing business as Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, (/ˌpeɪ ˈweɪ/)) is an American restaurant chain serving Pan Asian fare, operating in more than 200 locations in the U.S. and six international locations. Pei Wei’s dishes are made to order in an open concept kitchen using cooking methods like wok firing.
Noodle and rice bowls are popular choices at Pei Wei. They are not, however, the healthiest choices on the menu. Blazing Bangkok Peanut Noodles with Chicken is one of the more popular items on the Pei Wei menu. For most people, the dish provides several meals’ worth of calories.
Not only is this dish tasty, it is also picture worthy with its bright bold colors. I tried this Wei Veggie Orange Chicken and it is delicious. With all the fresh ingredients AND freshly made when you order, this dish is Wei craveable! I love it, and I think you will too!
TriArtisan Paulson & Co.
Pei Wei , which has about 200 units to Panda Express’ more than 2,000 locations, also petitioned the Food and Drug Administration last week to ask that restaurants be required to disclose their menus ‘ ingredients. Pei Wei has said that by 2020 the brand will eliminate all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
P.F. Chang’s was sold last year to private equity firms TriArtisan Capital Partners LLC and Paulson & Co. Inc. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Bloomberg News reported in January 2019 the deal was worth $700 million.
The 8 Best Healthiest Menu Items At P.F. Chang’s , According to Nutritionists 1 Miso Glazed Salmon. P.F. Changs . 2 The Buddha’s Feast. P.F. Changs . 3 Asian Caesar Salad. 4 Lobster Avocado Roll. 5 Ginger Chicken with Broccoli. 6 Hot and Sour Soup. 7 Gluten-Free Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. 8 Handmade Shrimp Dumplings (4 pieces)
In Pei Wei’s case, putting a jar of chopsticks on every table does not make it an authentic Asian restaurant. Unlike its parent bistro, Pei Wei doesn’t stick to Chinese food. Most of what we eat in Asian restaurants — and Italian and Greek, etc. — are Americanized versions of the originals.
P.F. Chang’s was conceived and developed by Paul Fleming ( P.F. ) and Philip Chiang ( Chang ) so both names were incorporated into the name of the concept.