Panda Restaurant Group Inc. on Wednesday pulled the wraps off the first of two new prototypes the company is testing for standalone units. The 2,000-square-foot Bright and Fresh prototype opened in Balch Springs, Texas, a Dallas suburb, offering new architecture, décor and signage from previous units. A second test design, called Blocks of Flavor, will open later this fall in Memphis, Tenn., offering 2,400 square feet and 55 seats, a few more than the Balch Springs’ seating of ...

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