EspriGas, a technology and data-driven gas management company based in Atlanta, has expanded its partnership with Panda Express®, the largest Asian dining concept in the US, to include nearly 2,000 locations.
As the exclusive supplier of beverage grade carbon dioxide (CO2) for Panda restaurants, EspriGas facilitates the management and delivery of both cylinders and bulk CO2 through its extensive and experienced network of local gas suppliers.
EspriGas began working with Panda in 2019 as a supplier for 300 of its locations. EspriGas says that after experiencing a better model to supply CO2 used to carbonate Coca-Cola products from the beverage fountains, Panda expanded the relationship to include additional restaurant sites.
Kwan Kim, Purchasing Manager at Panda, said, “We require a high level of service from our providers that mirrors the intensity of our operations. EspriGas has been a great partner thus far, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”
EspriGas says it provides consistent pricing across Panda’s locations, ensures safety and quality, and increases visibility into the gas storage system, making management easier for employees.
“We are excited to further our partnership with Panda and provide CO2 to all of its locations,” said Alan Weiner, Vice-President of Sales Foodservice and Beverage at EspriGas. “Panda was very specific in what they were looking for from a CO2 supplier. We are ecstatic to deliver a solution that truly meets their needs. It is particularly important for us to understand and satisfy our customers so, in turn, they can serve a fountain drink to their customers without interruptions.”
EspriGas’s network of more than 4,000 suppliers nationwide plays a pivotal role in streamlining the process of gas supply management for its customers.