P.F. Chang’s Accelerates expansion of To Go Concept

Company opens location in Texas, plans 50 by end of 2022.


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P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. is continuing to expand its smaller To Go Concept, which it introduced last year, with an opening today in Irving, Texas, and another planned next month for Orlando, Florida, the company said Monday.


The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based casual-dining company, which opened the first smaller To Go restaurant in Chicago in February 2020, said it expects to have more than 50 To Go units across the United States by the end of 2022. The company cited seven states for planned development: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New York and Texas.


Chang’s expanded To Go In New York City in October. The New York City store covered 1,700 square feet, considerably smaller than a typical 7,000-square-foot full-service P.F. Chang’s. The menu featured about 80% of a bistro menu and included special meals developed for carryout, catering and delivery customers.


“Since launching P.F. Chang’s To Go last year, Asian continues to be a go-to take-out cuisine, and we have seen a tremendous response from our customers,” said Damola Adamolekun, CEO of P.F. Chang’s, in a statement.


“P.F. Chang’s To Go is not a replacement for our full-scale restaurants,” Adamolekun added, “but we know consumers across the country are seeking convenient dining options and our evolving business model accommodates this desire.”


P.F. Chang’s in 2000 created the Pei Wei Asian Diner fast-casual concept, but that division was separated from P.F. Chang’s and spun off as its own company with more than 100 units. It was sold to PWD Acquisition LLC in 2019.


P.F. Chang’s, founded in 1993, has more than 300 restaurants in 23 countries and U.S. airport locations.


Source: 2021 Nation's Restaurant News.

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