Panda Express to open Issaquah restaurant
October 26, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 26, 2012
Chinese eatery Panda Express plans to open a restaurant in Issaquah.
The fast casual chain is due to open in a vacant space in Lake Sammamish Center near Fred Meyer and The Home Depot. Quiznos last occupied the space at 6150 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Suite C.
Crews continue to renovate the space and a large banner in the window proclaims “opening soon” to passers-by.
Panda Express — launched in 1983 and based in Rosemead, Calif. — operates 1,500 restaurants in 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Mexico.
The chain also operates restaurants in Bellevue, Redmond, Renton and Seattle.
In May, national market research firm Technomic ranked Panda Express as the segment leader for Asian and noodle fast casual restaurants.