Panda Express Lures Seafood Lovers with New Golden Szechuan Fish Premium Entree

Chinese Fast Casual Leader Introduces Its First Nationwide Fish Entre in Time for Lenten Season

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ROSEMEAD, CALIF., Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Panda Express, America's favorite Chinese restaurant, is setting a new gold standard for fish in the fast casual restaurant category with its newest entrée, Golden Szechuan Fish. Made with 100 percent wild-caught North Pacific Cod and inspired by the culinary flavors of central China, Golden Szechuan Fish combines hand-sliced, lightly battered cod fillets, crisp sugar peas and sweet red bell peppers wok-tossed in a zesty Szechuan sauce.

"Golden Szechuan Fish offers our guests premium seafood in a fast casual setting," said Andy Kao, executive chef at Panda Express. "With seven pieces of cod per serving and a healthy serving of fresh-cut vegetables, Golden Szechuan Fish delivers the high quality, great taste and unique Chinese-inspired flavor guests have come to expect from Panda Express."

Just in time for the Lenten season, Golden Szechuan Fish will be available at participating Panda Express locations for a limited time beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26. North Pacific Cod is a lean whitefish with a sweet flavor, delicate texture and melt-in-your-mouth flake. It also is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Panda also offers other seafood options throughout the year such as its award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp, made with fresh tempura shrimp wok-tossed in a gourmet honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts.

About Panda Express

Panda Express, America's favorite Chinese restaurant, is best known for its wide variety of original recipes including their famous Orange Chicken, SweetFire Chicken Breast®, Award-Winning Honey Walnut Shrimp™ and Shanghai Angus Steak™. Founded in 1983 and now with more than 1,650 locations throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and Mexico, Panda Express is part of the Panda Restaurant Group, the world leader in Asian dining experiences that also includes Panda Inn and Hibachi-San. For more information, visit www.pandaexpress.com, or become a fan on Facebook.

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