The ancient Chinese secret behind P.F. Chang's success is upscale American service. P.F. Chang's China Bistro owns and operates more than 200 full-service Asian-style bistro restaurants in about 40 states that offer lunch and dinner menus inspired by five culinary regions of China. The chain's restaurants offer stylish dining areas, display kitchens, and narrative murals based on ancient Chinese designs. The company also owns and operates about 170 quick-casual outlets under the name Pei Wei Asian Diner. The Pei Wei locations offer a limited menu with an emphasis on carry-out service. The restaurant chain is owned by investment firm Centerbridge Partners.