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Enjoy Lunar New Year at Panda Express

Panda Express is kicking off Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival and the Year of the Pig nationwide on February 5th. Lunar New Year is marked by the coming together of family and friends to feast and welcome the new year. A variety of lucky foods are traditionally eaten for their symbolic meaning surrounding either their Chinese pronunciation or physical appearance—with individual dishes representing specific aspects of good fortune to come in the new year.

In 2018, Panda Express employees and customers in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Queens donated more than $112,000 to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York. Those funds were used to help fund life-saving equipment, treatments and research for more than children in your community.


Above photo is the top fundraising location at Queens Center Mall raising almost $17,000. We delivered fruit for the Chinese New Year to thank the employees. Thank you to all the employees and customers who help kids have a chance of better health regardless of the ability to pay.

Panda Express restaurants will give a red envelope to each guest who visits as a way of paying homage to the Chinese custom of gifting hong bao to loved ones as a sign of good wishes and luck. The color red symbolizes good luck and is said to ward off evil spirits. Within the envelope, guests will receive a playful paper fortune, as well as coupons for a free chicken egg roll and free 22 oz Dr. Pepper. The egg roll symbolizes wealth for the new year and is one of the lucky foods that Panda Express offers.

To bring good fortune to your family this year, visit your nearest Panda Express location to celebrate Lunar New Year beginning February 5. You can also make your own red envelope donation to kids treated at Cohen Children’s, your local CMN Hospital at the register.