First Panda Express opens in North Myrtle Beach

Panda Express has announced the launch day of a new location in North Myrtle Beach on December 8 at 11 a.m. To commemorate Panda Express joining the local community, the restaurant will contribute a part of launch day profits to Ocean Drive Elementary School.

On a mission to become rooted in the communities that it serves, family-owned Panda Express strives to spread its long-standing values to its guests. Prior to launch day festivities, the restaurant passed out chorks, menus, fortune cookies and coupons to guests at North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, a Christmas event that took place on Saturday, December 2.

“We are honored to serve our delicious American Chinese comfort food to the residents of Myrtle Beach,” said Sylvia Takacs, Area Coach of Operations for Panda Express. “Anchored by our people-first values, we look forward to bringing quality service to the area as we continue to expand our East Coast presence.”

In order to positively impact the neighborhood, Panda Express will donate 20 percent of its December 8 proceeds to Ocean Drive Elementary School. The restaurant will also continue its philanthropic efforts by carrying on in the search for additional charitable partners to offer 20 percent of a day’s profits to in the future.

With the opening of this new location, Panda Express will provide work to around 20 Myrtle Beach residents, offering them the ability to grow professionally and individually through special programs and self-development courses. As an important part of its mission to be a world leader in people development, Panda Express continuously provides opportunities for associates in all levels of management. Those interested in a career with Panda Express can visit

Panda Express Myrtle Beach is located at 1598 U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach, and dine-in services will be offered Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The drive-thru will serve guests Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This location will offer an array of the restaurant’s American Chinese dishes including the world-famous Original Orange Chicken™, SweetFire Chicken Breast, award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp™ and Shanghai Angus Steak.

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