Top 10 Asian Fast Food Chain

The American Customer Satisfaction index, which is based on a survey conducted by the research firm IRI, named Chick-fil-As the best fast-food restaurant for the seventh year running.

Jollibee of Philippines is a leading fast food chain in Asia, with over 4,543 restaurants worldwide. It is followed by the likes of CNHLS, Dicos, and Chinese fast food chains.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 biggest Asian fast food chain in the US:

Restaurant NameLocationsYearOriginal location
Panda Express20001983Glendale, California
Jollibee12001978Quezon City, Philippines
Yoshinoya10001899Tokyo, Japan
Noodles & Company4601995Denver, Colorado
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue2001976Honolulu, Hawaii
Pei Wei Asian Diner2002000Scottsdale, Arizona
Sarku Japan1811987Boston, Massachusetts
Manchu Wok1011980Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Phở Hòa721983San Jose, California
Pick Up Stix631989Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Cupbop262013Salt Lake County, Utah


  • Starting Year: 2013
  • Founder: Junghun Song
  • Founded: Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Locations: 26

Cupbop bowls are Korean dishes that are served in layered bowls with rice, vegetables, and meat. They are usually topped with sauces and are served with green onions and peanuts. In addition to its food trucks, the company also has brick-and-mortar locations in Idaho and Indonesia.

J.K. Kim, Jung Song, and J.P. Park were born in South Korea and all served in the same church. They later moved to Utah, each with dreams big enough to live comfortably.


  • Starting Year: 1978
  • Founder: Tony Tan Caktiong
  • Founded: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Locations: 1,200

Jollibee is known for its unique combination of Filipino favorites, such as fried chicken, spaghetti, and pies. Their loyal customers rave about the quality of their food and the variety of their flavors.

Jollibee is a fast-moving food company focused on developing and operating quick-service restaurants under the Jollibee brand name. Jollibee is a fast-food chain that specializes in fried chicken, spaghetti, and more. The company is also expanding to the US.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

  • Starting Year: 1976
  • Founder: Johnson Kam and Eddie Flores, Jr.
  • Founded: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Locations: 200+

In 1976, Kam Johnson and Eddie Flores, Jr. purchased the L&L Drive-Inn in Honolulu. The two men were inspired by their experiences and worked hard to make it a success. Since then, the concept has gained fans in various countries, including Japan and Hawaii. There are currently over 200 locations of the L&L Hawaiian Barbecue in 14 states.

Eddie Flores, founder and CEO of L&R Hawaiian Barbecue, has been named as the 2017 Career Achievement award recipient by Pacific Business News. Like in Texas, kalua pig is a whole pig that’s cooked in a pit called an imu. This dish can be found all around the islands.

Manchu Wok

  • Starting Year: 1980
  • Founder: Jack Lew
  • Founded: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Locations: 101

The Manchu are an ethnic group in China’s Northeastern region, which is referred to as Manchuria. They were initially called Jurchens, and they are the largest ethnic group in the region.

Manchu are thin, yellow egg noodles that are very crispy but are also deep fried. They look like they’re going to be eaten in a bowl.

Manchu Wok is not very vegan friendly and have no specific vegan options. Also, as their food is already made, they don’t add anything to their menu except eggs.

Noodles & Company

  • Starting Year: 1995
  • Founder: Aaron Kennedy
  • Founded: Denver, Colorado
  • Locations: 460

Dave Boennighausen, the CEO of Noodles & Company, joins a growing group of business leaders who have signed on to the CEO Action for diversity & inclusion pledge. The company’s total revenue was $253 million last year.

The best dish at Noodles & Co is probably Alfredo MontAmore, which is made with soft spaghetti noodles and thick custard. The Chicken Veracruz Salad is a healthy choice that’s made with a variety of vegetables and chicken. It has a healthy 650 calories.

Panda Express

  • Starting Year: 1983
  • Founder: Tony Tan Caktiong
  • Founded: Andrew Cherng
  • Locations: 2,000+

Panda Express is a fast food restaurant chain with over 2,000 locations. It mainly serves Asian food.

Although they offer several dishes that contain vegetables, the fiber levels are still not ideal for most people. The high sodium levels are also high. The String Bean Chicken Breast is a great choice for a healthy meal. It has a high protein count and low-calorie count.

The orange chicken burrito is one of the most popular items on the Panda Express menu. It features a tortilla, a side of rice, and an orange sauce. Peggy and Andrew Cherng still own The Panda Restaurant Group, which is privately-held.

Pei Wei Asian Diner

  • Starting Year: 2000
  • Founder: Mark Brezinski
  • Founded: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Locations: 200

The concept of Pei Wei dates back to 2000, when the Asian-inspired restaurant opened its doors in Scottsdale, AZ. Its goal was to provide fresh, authentic food without sacrificing taste. Since it’s a fast-casual chain that mainly serves Asian food, Pei Wei has been targeting its closest rival, Panda Express.

The Bento Boxes by Pei Wei feature five compartments that contain the perfect portion of food to complement each other. “Never frozen white-meat chicken or dark-meat chicken chunks that are drenched in artificial flavors and preservatives.

Phở Hòa

  • Starting Year: 1983
  • Founder: Binh Nguyen
  • Founded: San Jose, California
  • Locations: 72

In 1983, Pho Hoa Restaurant opened its first location in San Jose, California. It would become one of the largest Vietnamese restaurants in the US. In most cases, people in Vietnam will say “pho” instead of “fuh.” However, some regions will also use the word “foe” instead.

Pho is a light Vietnamese noodle dish that features rice noodles and herbal broth. In contrast, ramen is a Japanese noodle dish that features thick and chewy noodles. Pho is a great weight loss dish that has minimal sodium. One bowl of Pho Noodles has about 200 calories, which is less than the recommended amount for most meals. It also contains 0 grams of saturated fat.

Pick Up Stix

  • Starting Year: 1989
  • Founder: Charlie Zhang
  • Founded: Rancho Santa Margarita, California
  • Locations: 63

Pick Up Stix is founded by Charlie Zhang in 1989. They are a fast food restaurant chain based in California that sells Asian food, and they also offer catering services. Pick Up Stix is a concept that combines the flavors of China with American service. It features fresh-fired wok dishes that are ordered fresh to order.

Sarku Japan

  • Starting Year: 1987
  • Founder: Daniel Chim
  • Founded: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Locations: 181

Sarku Japan is a fast-growing restaurant chain that can be found in more than 200 food courts across the country. Internationally, it has been known to operate in markets such as South America and Europe. However, this Asian fast food chain has been closed from over 40 health code violation since then.

Brian A.

Brian has always loved the dining experience, a talent he inherited from his family, who already succeeded in the restaurant business. Throughout his years of managing various cultural restaurants, Brian has extensive knowledge in restaurant industry.

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