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Pei Wei Asian Kitchen is turning up the heat on North Texas with two new locations in the work.
One is coming to Mansfield at 1681 E Broad St. It will occupy suite 101 in The Shops at Broad. Renovation work on an existing 2,683-square-foot space is expected to begin this month and be completed in June.
The other is coming to Wylie. It will open at 2588 W FM 544. Renovation work on that space is also expected to start this month, but be completed in July.
The forthcoming Pei Wei restaurants will be the first for both cities.
Founded in 2000 by P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, Pei Wei has become nationally recognized as a leading fresh, Asian fast-casual restaurant chain. In 2017, the brand split from its parent company and even moved its headquarters from Scottsdale, Arizona to Irving, Texas.
At the time, then CEO John Hedrick said the Dallas-Fort Worth area was home to some of the brand’s “most loyal guests and highest-performing restaurants.” Our business-friendly climate, strong transportation system and deep talent pool were other reasons the brand decided to move to the Lone Star State.
This year, the brand has been shaking things up a bit. In January, Pei Wei enlisted Food Network star Jet Tila to help revamp its menu. He’s brought in signature dishes like House Special Chicken and Thai Coconut Curry. And just this week, the brand announced that it was getting rid of its longtime tiger in favor of a new mascot. We call dibs on red panda.
Offering bold, Asian flavors paired with sit-down quality and takeout convenience, Pei Wei’s menu includes wok classics featuring rice, noodle and salad bowls. There’s also bento boxes and lighter options like lettuce wraps and sushi.
Pei Wei owns and operates restaurants in 20 states of which the largest concentration is in the DFW area.