I had my first P.F. Chang's dining experience over twenty years ago when I was living in Boston. It was a one-of-a-kind Chinese food restaurant that brought the genre to a whole new level. I was impressed with this "China Bistro" ... well done.
I had no idea that it was the start of what might easily be the first and only premium Chinese food restaurant chain. What's amazing is that the brand has been able to maintain it's great taste and consistency while it has expanded from market to market and beyond.
But not without its cost. Not only is the bill quite high, but have you taken a look at the calorie and fat counts? Holy spring roll! That's ok though, with knowledge in hand we can make good choices.
And now at home too! The brand is introducing a line of home food products that you can cook up on the fly. All the delicious flavors right in your own kitchen. Just watch the counts, please. A lot of grocery store food brands have origins from the restaurant scene, I've just never been so personally involved from the beginning. The restaurant is a staple in my house, although I'm not sure I'll buy into the home foods. But that's just me ... I don't cook Chinese at home, it's a restaurant thing for me.
It's been fun witnessing the growth of a unique brand. Started out as a unique concept and has just grown and expanded along the way. Not only from market to market but also from restaurant to home.
Have you tried the brand ... what's your experience? Can it translate home? Jim.