The chicken sandwich wars continue. This time with Panda Express!? Yes, you read that right. Panda Express is testing a new version of its original orange chicken sandwich in Pasadena, California. The new sandwich is the company’s second version.  It is made to order with a brioche bun, sriracha aioli sauce, sweet pickles, and a crispy chicken strip glazed in the brand’s signature Orange Chicken sauce. When Panda Express originally tested the sandwich last year it was a breaded chicken breast topped with orange sauce, a spicy aioli, shredded cabbage, and pickles, all nestled between a King’s Hawaiian bun.

That sandwich must not have been the hit the chain hoped for. Which led to this new iteration. The new recipe Original Orange Chicken Sandwich replaces the spicy aioli sauce with sriracha aioli. Additionally, it glazes the entire crispy chicken strip with orange sauce, replaces the King’s Hawaiian bun with a brioche bun, and totally removes the shredded cabbage.

Do you like the idea of Panda Express joining the chicken sandwich wars or should they stay in their lane? Personally, I want to know who asked for this. If I want Chinese food, I want Chinese food. A Chinese chicken sandwich-ehh I could do without. I don’t see this second version making it to the general market if the first didn’t. But I could be wrong. But any publicity is good publicity and I’m talking about it so maybe you are too. If you happen to hop on a flight to Pasadena and try the sandwich let me know how it is!

List: The Top Rated Chinese Restaurants In Charlotte North Carolina

If you’re a fan of Chinese food it can be hard to find that perfect spot. You know that go-to that you compare every other restaurant too? But where to start? How about TripAdvisor? These are the top-ranked Chinese restaurants in Charlotte according to the review site. It may not be China Town but whether you like orange chicken, fried rice, beef and broccoli, or lo mein there is a spot you’re sure to enjoy. Did your favorite make the list? If not share it with us on social media!

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  • 22. Golden Coast II

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
    – Price: not available
    – Address: 3020 Prosperity Church Rd Ste J, Charlotte, NC 28269-7197
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  • 21. Cherry Blossom Chinese Restaurant

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
    – Price: $
    – Address: 8206 Providence Rd Ste 1500, Charlotte, NC 28277-9732

  • 20. Dragon Buffet

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
    – Price: $
    – Address: 8170 A South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

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  • 19. Lotus Cafe

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
    – Price: not available
    – Address: 8610 Camfield St Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28277-2424

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  • 18. Amazing Wok

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
    – Price: $
    – Address: 16049 Johnston Rd Ste N, Charlotte, NC 28277-2604

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  • 17. Golden Taipei

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 8511 Davis Lake Pkwy Ste C2, Charlotte, NC 28269-2442

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  • 16. Jade Dragon

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: not available
    – Price: not available
    – Address: 7741 Colony Rd Ste A4, Charlotte, NC 28226-7676

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  • 15. China Cafe

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
    – Price: $
    – Address: 10230 Berkeley Place Dr Ste 150, Charlotte, NC 28262-1202

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  • 14. Wok BO Chinese Restaurant

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
    – Price: not available
    – Address: 527 Little Rock Rd Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28214-1915

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  • 13. MA MA Wok

    – Rating: 3.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 11914 Elm Ln Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28277-1601

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  • 12. House of Leng

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 2712 W Mallard Creek Church Rd Ste 430, Charlotte, NC 28262-2408

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  • 11. China Buffet

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (69 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 8630 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-4373

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  • 10. 88 China Bistro

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Price: $
    – Address: 1620 A East Fourth St., Charlotte, NC 28204

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  • 9. Best Wok

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
    – Price: $
    – Address: 1717 Sardis Rd N Ste 6B, Charlotte, NC 28270-2526

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  • 8. SOHO Bistro

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (55 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 214 N Tryon St Ste 110, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078

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  • 7. Dragon Court

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 4520 N Tryon St Ste 40, Charlotte, NC 28213-6931

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  • 6. P.F. Chang’s

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (195 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 10325 Perimeter Pkwy. Northlake Mall, Charlotte, NC 28216

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  • 5. Great Wall of China South

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (108 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 6666 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226-3900

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  • 4. Taipei South

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
    – Price: $
    – Address: 10106 Johnston Rd Ste A, Charlotte, NC 28210-0141

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  • 3. P.F. Chang’s

    – Rating: 4.0 / 5 (282 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 6809-F Phillips Place Court Ste F, Charlotte, NC 28210

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  • 2. Wan Fu

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (116 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 10719 Kettering Dr, Charlotte, NC 28226-4716

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  • 1. Baoding

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 4722 Sharon Rd Suite F, Charlotte, NC 28210-3351

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