This Panda certainly has food on its mind. Leading quick-service restaurant operator Panda Restaurant Group operates the Panda Express chain. Panda Express restaurants offer Asian-themed food primarily in high-traffic locations, including malls, airports, and sporting arenas. Panda Restaurant Group also runs a small number of mall-based Hibachi-San outlets that offer a quick-service Japanese grill menu. For patrons looking for full-service dining, the company has a handful of Panda Inn branded units in California. Panda Restaurant Group is owned by the family of co-chairman Andrew Cherng, who opened the first Panda Inn location in 1973.