Alshaya opens world-renowned P.F. Chang's in Bahrain

America’s #1 China Bistro will open at Bahrain City Centre offering exquisite Chinese cuisine and superior service

Manama, May 2013: P.F. Chang’s is pleased to announce the arrival of its world famous, and America’s number one, China Bistro restaurant in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The opening at Bahrain City Centre mall builds the brand’s Middle East presence following successful openings in Kuwait and UAE.

P.F. Chang's is an international unique brand offering stylish, Chinese-inspired cuisine combined with American hospitality in a sophisticated bistro setting featuring a contemporary design and superior service. Operated by Alshaya Trading Co., the new P.F. Chang’s restaurant in Bahrain offers seating capacity for 265 people and promises an extraordinary culinary journey inspired by tastes from five regions of China starting with Mongolia and Sichuan, to Beijing, Shanghai and Hunan along with a variety of signature Asian delicacies on the a la carte menu. All food is made to order using only the freshest ingredients and cooked in Chinese woks at temperatures over 900 degrees Fahrenheit.

“We are thrilled to bring P.F. Chang’s to the Bahrain community on a significant occasion which also marks the brand’s milestone 20th anniversary,” said Genaro Perez, Vice President of International Marketing at P. F. Chang’s. “While the menu illustrates the emerging influence of Southeast Asia with a modern Chinese and American flare, our new local diners will experience a wonderful journey of fine taste and contemporary ambience with the support of Alshaya, our long time and loyal partner in the region.”

P.F. Chang's has more than 200 restaurants in the United States and over 30 internationally, delivering an outstanding casual dining Asian experience. The company has partnered with leading international retail franchise operator, Alshaya to expand the brand across the Middle East and P.F. Chang’s move into Bahrain builds on award-winning success already achieved across other GCC markets in UAE and Kuwait.

Jim Dunn, Business Director for P.F. Chang’s and Pei Wei at Alshaya added, “We are pleased to extend our partnership with P.F. Chang’s into a further new market in the Middle East. The brand offers a unique concept of Chinese-fusion cuisine with a distinctive bistro experience that has not been experienced in the Kingdom to date. Already a firm favorite in the wider GCC region we look forward to introducing P.F. Chang’s to local diners in Bahrain.”

On the opening night, VIP customers enjoyed the authentic Chinese ambience of the restaurant which is adorned with rich colors and textures and features a panoramic, hand-painted mural depicting ancient China whilst several terra-cotta warriors stand guard around the main dining room.

Guests were treated to P.F. Chang’s delectable culinary portfolio menu which boasts signature dishes such as Dynamite Shrimp, Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Mongolian Beef to name a few. The exclusive à la carte menu features a tantalizing array of starters, soups, salads, entrees, noodles, rice, vegetables and desserts, prepared with the finest and freshest produce.

Internationally, PF Chang's has been ranked “Most popular Full Service Chain Restaurant in the United States” on the 2011 Zagat Survey, “Best Casual Dining Restaurant in Dubai” 2012 by Ahlan readers, and “Best Chinese Restaurant” by BBC Good Food Dubai.