P.F. Chang’s Opens in Los Angeles International Airport
May. 17, 2018
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--Los Angeles residents and those traveling through the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) have a fresh, new and made-from-scratch option for Southeast Asian-inspired dining with the opening of P.F. Chang’s today at Tom Bradley International Terminal. The location will be the fourth airport site for the popular Asian brand, following successful launches in Atlanta, Detroit and Tampa.
The upscale casual restaurant maintains its focus on guest comfort, warm hospitality and attentive, personable service. The a-la-carte menu offers a variety of handcrafted signature dishes – all prepared using only the freshest ingredients. Most dishes at P.F. Chang’s are cooked in a Northern-style Chinese wok at 900 degrees, creating a “wok hay” or “breath of wok” and a mix of unique smoky, caramelized flavors and crispy textures that can only be achieved using this ancient technique.
“At LAX, one of our four strategic goals is to deliver facilities and guest experiences that are exceptional, and our new P.F. Chang’s restaurant more than fits that bill,” said Barbara Yamamoto, Chief Experience Officer, LAWA. “Bringing together cultures from around the world is not just about travelers, but also providing a unique dining and retail experience that embraces the diversity of Los Angeles, and today’s opening adds to the variety and quality of what we have to offer our guests who travel through Tom Bradley International Terminal.”
“We’re excited to bring P.F. Chang’s to the LAX airport,” said Genaro Perez, Vice President of Marketing, Global Brand Development for P.F. Chang’s. “Our food is always made fresh from scratch every day at every P.F. Chang’s around the world, and we are proud to now offer this unique experience to travelers at the Tom Bradley terminal through our partnership with Paradies Lagardère. P.F. Chang’s millenary Wok cooking method allows us to create delicious dishes very fast, which provides a fantastic solution for airport travelers that are looking for a great meal delivered in a short period of time” Perez added.
“Paradies Lagardère is excited to introduce another great dining concept for passengers at LAX to enjoy, bringing the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite national brand – P.F. Chang’s - into the airport,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “The Food and Beverage team at Paradies Lagardère has cultivated a long relationship with P.F. Chang’s, and we’re glad to bring that partnership to LAX.”
“We’re thrilled to work with LAWA and Paradies Lagardère to bring such a beloved brand into Tom Bradley International Terminal for people from all over the world to enjoy,” said Dan Hough, Westfield’s Vice President at LAX. “This is another great milestone as we work together to transform the customer experience at LAX.”
The restaurant’s opening welcomed passengers who enjoyed the delectable menu, eye-catching décor, lively ambience and warm hospitality, which are synonymous with P.F. Chang’s globally. Some of the menu items travelers will be able to enjoy at this new location are Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Mongolian Beef, Dynamite Shrimp, and the original Cecilia’s Pork and Shrimp dumplings.
The new P.F. Chang’s location is conveniently located on the mezzanine level in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
About P.F. Chang’s
Founded in 1993 by Philip Chiang and Paul Fleming, P.F. Chang’s is the first internationally recognized multi-unit casual dining restaurant concept to honor and celebrate the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking as the center of the guest experience. Since inception, P.F. Chang’s chefs have been hand rolling dim sum, hand chopping and slicing all vegetables and meats, scratch cooking sauces and wok cooking each dish, every day in every restaurant. P.F. Chang’s scratch menu highlights its wholesome, made-to-order cooking approach, and introduces new dishes and drinks for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Today, P.F. Chang’s has more than 300 restaurants around the world, including 23 countries and U.S. airport locations. For more P.F. Chang’s news, visit pfchangs.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PFChang’s and Instagram.
About Paradies Lagardère
Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports. The company specializes in three airport concessions areas: Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail, and Food and Beverage, and has expertise in international, national and local brands. Paradies Lagardère’s commitment to exceptional customer service, superior design, and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management has earned the company numerous accolades from the travel industry, including being named Best Airport Retailer for 23 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News magazine. Paradies Lagardère’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.paradieslagardere.com.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016. LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,280 weekly nonstop flights to 77 cities in 42 countries on 64 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.
An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,610 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues, and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs, with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
For more information about LAX, please visit www.lawa.aero/lax or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1. Information about LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at www.LAXisHappening.com.
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