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Panda Express' billionaire CEO dishes up a stir-fry empire

The gig: Peggy Cherng, 66, is co-chair and co-chief executive of Panda Restaurant Group, one of the most recognizable Chinese restaurant chains in the world. The Rosemead-based firm, which owns Panda Express, operates 1,800 eateries and employs 26,000 people. The privately held company reached...

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