Popular Asian bistro PF Chang’s is expanding in northeast Florida and plans to open its new take-away concept – PF Chang’s To Go – at a mall in North Jacksonville.
The new restaurant is slated to open on the River City Marketplace this summer, confirmed a company spokeswoman on 840 Nautica Drive, the location previously occupied by Subway.
It will be one of the chain’s first restaurants to open outside of New York and Chicago, where PF Chang’s introduced the take-away concept late last year. This year around 20 are expected to open in selected stores.
To Go Restaurant serves PF Chang’s popular cuisine, available in its comprehensive, full-service restaurant in St. John’s Town Center, to the rapidly growing Northside.
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“We’re excited to see our guests in the Jacksonville area in a new way. PF Chang’s To Go concept is another way for people to find and enjoy our food,” said a company spokeswoman.
The concept is said to “allow more guests to experience PF Chang’s Asian favorites they know and love in a convenient format that offers a solution for online ordering, take-away, catering and delivery in areas, according to company officials.” which there is no PF Chang’s restaurant nearby. ”
The To Go menu features well-known PF Chang favorites as well as unique dishes ranging from appetizers to dim sum and sushi to starters.
These include egg rolls, dumplings, crab wontons and salad wraps, soup, salads and rice bowls.
Starters are Mongolian beef, kung pao chicken, chicken pad thai, pepper steak, beef with broccoli, fried rice, lo mein, miso glazed salmon, ginger chicken with broccoli and Buddha’s feast with tofu and vegetables, depending on the menu.
The To Go restaurants offer environmentally friendly sealed DeliverSafe bags for third party delivery orders to ensure customers get their meals as they were prepared in the restaurant.
Damola Adamolekun, CEO of PF Chang’s, said in October that the To Go concept reflects the company’s 2020 business strategy, “with an emphasis on off-premise restaurants”. It then developed when the restaurant chain “had a year that saw an incredible change in eating habits and industry practices,” he said.
Adamolekun said PF Chang’s has always been a take-away kitchen focal point.
“Off-premise dining is a model where PF Chang’s is showing its strength, which has enabled us to continue to meet consumer demand for fine Asian cuisine in an easily accessible manner,” he said.