Panda Express Burritos Are Going Viral on TikTok – Here’s Where to Get Them

The good news: They’re heavenly. The bad news: They’re available only at select locations.

July 07, 2022

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Photo by: MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

​​When you think about fast-food burrito destinations, you probably don’t think of Panda Express. But it turns out the fast-food chain is low-key putting a tortilla twist on American-Chinese food — in select locations — and word is spreading on social media.

“Panda Express is doing burritos, no [b.s.]! In limited stores. Whatever you get on a plate, you can get in a burrito,” says Los Angeles-based TikTok food reviewer @how.kev.eats in a video that has been viewed more than 6.9 million times. “I thought this was fake.”

@how.kev.eats Reply to @preciousheisser Panda Express Burrito??? #foodreview #mukbang ♬ original sound - how.kev.eats

Biting into a burrito with “chow mein, orange chicken and kung pao chicken” after drizzling on a little chili sauce and a little sweet-and-sour sauce, the popular TikToker declares he is “in heaven.”

“Would absolutely get this again … So good,” @how.kev.eats says, giving it a 7.8 out of 10, which it seems is high praise from a tough grader. (“Nothing is a 10/10,” he writes in his profile.)

@how.kev.eats has shared that he got his Panda Express burrito at the location “on Westwood Blvd just north of Olympic” — in Los Angeles.

We called that location, and an employee confirmed that they do offer Panda Express burritos, telling us that, as @how.kev.eats says in his viral video, whatever you would normally get on a plate, you can get in a burrito. Cost? At that location, at least, $8.20 for a burrito with one entree and $9.70 for one containing two entrees.

Commenters responding to the @how.kev.eats video say they’ve also had luck at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen location in Pasadena. We called that location, too, and an employee there said burritos were currently “out of stock,” but should be back “by the end of the month.”

Panda Express has confirmed that burritos are currently being sold only at these two locations. If you’re not near either the Westwood location or the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen, you may want to prepare for disappointment. “I went to 3 pandas and they said that they don’t do this,” one commenter shared.

However, even if you are not near a Panda Express location offering burritos, you may still be able to enjoy them. The chain has shared an Orange Chicken Burrito recipe/DIY video on its Innovation website. It’s part of its “PANDA RE-IMAGINED,” offering “a new twist on your Panda favorites.” Other recipes and videos on the site include Honey Sesame Chicken Breast Shepherd’s Pie, Orange Chicken & Bacon Biscuit Sandwich and Black Pepper Angus Steak Empanada.

In terms of innovation, with apologies to @how.kev.eats, we’d say Panda Express deserves at least an 8. Maybe even a 9?

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