Panda Express Coming Soon
Restaurant under construction off I-30 in Benton
January 13, 2020
A deal was finalized Aug. 26 to begin construction for Panda Express in Benton off of I-30. A new location in Conway in addition to an already standing Panda Express is rumored to open soon as well. There are currently seven Panda Express locations in Arkansas, most of which are in the northwest part of the state.
The Benton location of Panda Express has begun their hiring process. They are looking for kitchen staff, service staff and managers. The qualifications for their jobs are some high school and preferably operational experience. Benefits for full time employees include paid training, medical and dental insurance, 401K with company match and paid time off.
There has been no specific date set for the grand opening; however, the construction of the restaurant appears to be almost done. The drive-through is finished, along with the outside of the building.
Panda Express first began as a family-owned business that opened in 1983 in Glendale, California. They have grown to over 2,000 locations globally, with more than 100 restaurants opening every year.
Panda Express offers everything from Cream Cheese Rangoon to Honey Walnut Shrimp. According to Panda Express’ Website, their most popular dishes include Orange Chicken, Grilled Chicken Teriyaki and String Bean Chicken Breast.
Panda Express also has vegetarian options such as Eggplant Tofu and Vegetable Spring Rolls. They also provide all types of tea, from milk tea to fruit tea. These food options will add cultural diversity to Benton and Bryant cuisine that the community is sure to appreciate.