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UNLV to launch first fast-casual restaurant management program

Panda Express co-founders help establish program
Posted at 10:15 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 01:16:17-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UNLV's Harrah College of Hospitality will launch the country's first academic program in fast-casual restaurant management.

This launch is thanks to a $5 million gift from the co-founders of Panda Express and Las Vegas residents Andrew and Peggy Cherng.

The Cherng's say fast-casual dining dominates the restaurant industry, with further growth expected in a post-pandemic economy.

The gift will help establish the 15-credit program at the university along with hiring faculty.