Sign on a P.F. Chang's restaurant
Facts About P.F. Chang's You Probably Didn't Know
Rich History
P.F. Chang's comes from a rich history of Chinese restaurants. Co-founder Philip Chiang gained firsthand experience working at his mother's restaurant, The Mandarin.
At one point, Philip was put in charge of The Mandarin's Beverly Hills location. He discovered a passion for the business and opened The Mandarette Chinese Café with his mother.
Philip eventually befriended a customer named Paul Fleming, who happened to own Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. From there, the two decided to partner on P.F. Chang's.
Philip and Fleming’s budding friendship is what inspired P.F. Chang's name. The "P.F." stands for Paul Fleming, and the "Chang's" represents Philip Chiang.
Chiang's Mother
P.F. Chang's follows in the footsteps of Cecilia Chiang. With The Mandarin, Chiang introduced dishes like potstickers, hot-and-sour soup, and more to America.
Lettuce Wraps
Chicken lettuce wraps have been a popular menu item since P.F. Chang's opened in 1993. To this day, many have tried to recreate the mouthwatering magic of the wraps.
Asian Cuisines
Chinese cuisine makes up the majority of P.F. Chang's menu, but the restaurant also offers Japanese, Korean, Thai, and other Asian cuisines.