Eat and Drink Panda Express returns to New York City this November Welcome to New York, Panda Express! Photo Credit: Panda Express By MELISSA KRAVITZ email@example.com November 10, 2015 10:32 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The line for Chick-fil-A may still be out of control, but fried chicken lovers will have another fast food joint to flock to. Panda Express is officially returning to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 21. The chain American Chinese restaurant, known for dishes like sweet orange chicken (yes, you've sampled it off a toothpick at a food court...), will be opening in not one, but two boroughs a week from Saturday! The Manhattan location will be at 1277 First Ave. at 69th St. and the Bronx location will open at 1 West Fordham Rd. If you feel guilty about eating chain Chinese food when there are so many great local establishments, know that on opening day, Panda Express will donate 100% of sales to local charities: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and Washington GREYS Military Cadet. In 1997, Panda Express opened a location on Wall Street, but has lacked a presence in New York City since the downtown restaurant closed in 2001. Panda Epress, which has over 1800 locations worldwide, is currently at JFK airport and the Queen Center Mall, if you need to satisfy your 2-entree combo craving immediately. By MELISSA KRAVITZ firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Get an inside look at NYC's first Chick-fil-ATake a peek inside NYC's first official Chick-fil-A. Which chain stores do you wish would open in NYC?Cheesecake Factory is headed for NYC. What should be next? Survey: Americans rank 17 fast-food chains, best to worstEach year, the American Consumer Satisfaction Index says it surveys about 70,000 customers nationally about ... Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.