Say so long to dumplings, lettuce wraps, and fried green beans on Paradise Road. P.F. Chang’s shuttered at 4165 S. Paradise Road.
Bob Remington, owner of the Steamie Weenie in Henderson, noted on Facebook that “EVERYBODY who had anything to do with the early success of P.F. Chang’s went through that building at one time or another. There’s a lot of great stories that happened in there!”
Colin Fukunaga, owner of FukuBurger, agreed. “The people associated with that restaurant taught me all my fundamentals about how special the service industry is.”
Comedian Carlos Mencia once admitted to Eater Vegas that he ends up at this P.F. Chang’s every time he’s in Las Vegas. “What’s funny, I never wanted to say this in an interview. For some reason, every single time I go to Vegas I end up eating at P.F. Chang’s off the Strip. There’s one at Planet Hollywood. I don’t go to that one. I go to the one off the Strip. I don’t do it on purpose; I just end up there at some point. I’ve eaten a lot of Chinese food in my life and they have a plain menu. Every time I’m in Vegas, I end up picking up someone at the airport and I see P.F. Chang’s when I’m driving down that road.”
Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang, the son of Cecilia Chiang, the Chinese-American restaurateur and chef behind Mandarin Restaurant in San Francisco, founded the restaurant in 1993 in Scottsdale, Arizona, before taking it global with 210-plus restaurants nationwide and another 66 worldwide, including a new one in China.
P.F. Chang’s still has a location at Planet Hollywood Resort, in Rampart Commons on the westside, and in Henderson at The District at Green Valley Ranch. Also on the way, a new location at Town Square, opening soon.