The most highly-anticipated grand opening in Grand Junction, Colorado's recent history is just over the horizon as the city's first-ever Panda Express restaurant is set to open its doors on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

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Given the occasion, the grand opening of the Panda Express restaurant will be accompanied by tasty food, giveaways, job opportunities, and more.

Grand Junction Colorado's Panda Express to Hold Grand Opening

Panda Express has been a staple in American Chinese food all over the United States for many years and has been sitting at the top of many wishlists regarding restaurants that Grand Junction residents have wanted to open up shop in the city.

The official grand opening will take place at the restaurant's new location at 2422 Patterson Road with the festivities kicking off at 9:30 a.m.

There will be numerous perks to showing up early to the restaurant including free t-shirts to be given out to the first 88 customers who show up.

Naturally, there will be plenty of Panda Express's signature dishes available including the Original Orange Chicken, Honey Sesame Chicken Breast, Broccoli Beef, and  Firecracker Shrimp which was recently re-added to the restaurant's menu.

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The festivities will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony which will see numerous members of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce in attendance and continue throughout the day.

With the opening of its newest location in Grand Junction, Panda Express will be offering numerous job opportunities to interested members of the community and plans to support other businesses and organizations throughout Western Colorado via fundraising.

Learn more about Panda Express at the chain's official website.

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