Panda Express partners with Jollibee Foods to launch first outlet
Partnering with Jollibee Foods, Panda Express opened its first Philippine outlet in SM Megamall on December 12. Panda Express which operates at 2,200 locations in the U.S. is the largest Asian segment restaurant chain. It is reported to have sold more than 90 million pounds of its most popular chicken dish and aims to popularize American Chinese cuisine through authentic Chinese recipes, as the world’s largest American Chinese concept.
New inflight menu takes off on Cebu Pacific
Cebu Pacific has launched a new selection of inflight meals. The menu includes a Singaporean dish (Hainanese Chicken Rice), Filipino cuisine, and a vegetarian option. Other meals include Roasted Chicken Sandwich, Lechon Paksiw (roasted suckling pig), Pinoy Spaghetti, Beef Salpicao, Chicken Yakisoba and Crab Salad Sandwich. The meals come with information on nutrition for health-conscious travelers.
Australian-Mexican restaurant ready for five-country Asian expansio
Australian Mexican restaurant chain, Mad Mex has opened its first Singapore outlet at the Marina Bay financial district, as part of its bigger expansion plans into Asia. The chain runs 70 restaurants in Australia and New Zealand. In partnership with 4Fingers, Mad Mex will gather local market knowledge through its growing brands in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Founder Clovis Young believes that Southeast Asia is in the midst of a food revolution towards healthy eating, and is confident that Mad Mex’s healthy, quality offerings will resonate with local customers.