1. 创始人： Andrew Cherng（程正昌） 和Peggy Tsiang Cherng（蒋佩琪）
A family business | 0:14
A restaurant technology pioneer | 1:18
Is it authentic? | 2:21
A ton of orange chicken | 3:34
So many fortune cookies | 4:30
Pressure from PETA | 5:20
Becoming the competition | 6:24
Free orange chicken for life? | 6:56
Treating their employees right | 7:37
Panda Express is everywhere | 8:54
Panda Express has over 2,200 restaurants, located in 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, Russia Aruba Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Andrew Cherng (pronounced Chur-ng; born April 1948) is a Chinese-born American billionaire restaurateur. He is the founder and chairman of Panda Restaurant Group, based in Rosemead, California. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Panda Express.
Cherng was born in April 1948 in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, Republic of China on the northern bank of the Yangtze River. His father was Ming-Tsai Cherng, a chef.
He and his family then moved to Taiwan after the Kuomintang was defeated on the Chinese mainland in the Chinese Civil War, and in 1963, his family moved to Yokohama, Japan, where his father had taken a job as a chef.
In 1966, at age 18, he immigrated to the United States to study at an American university. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1970 from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, and a master's degree in applied mathematics from the University of Missouri in 1972. At Baker he had met his future wife, Peggy Tsiang, born in Burma and raised in Hong Kong, who went on to earn a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Oregon State University in 1971 and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri.
Peggy Tsiang Cherng (pronounced Chur-ng, born 1947/1948) is an American billionaire businesswoman. Cherng co-founded Panda Express in 1983 and serves as the co-chief executive officer of Panda Restaurant Group. She was born in Burma (now Myanmar). With an estimated net worth of US$1.7 billion as of 2019, Forbes reported that she is America's second richest self-made woman born outside the United States
Peggy Tsiang was born in Burma (now Myanmar), and grew up in Hong Kong. She attended Hong Kong's Clementi Secondary School, and graduated in 1966. She went to the United States to attend Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, where as a freshman she met her husband to be, Andrew Cherng, then a sophomore. She transferred a year later to Oregon State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics in 1970. She then attended the University of Missouri, earning a master's in computer science in 1971, and a PhD in electrical engineering[dubious ] in 1974. She worked towards her PhD by developing a pattern-recognition program that digitized X-rays and applied algorithms to diagnose congenital heart disease. After earning her PhD, she and Andrew moved to Los Angeles where they married.