SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pei Wei®, the fast-casual restaurant known for its fresh, bold flavors and affordable, Asian-inspired menu, announced its new summer menu today. The seasonal menu features four colorful salads, including three new recipes and one updated take on a guest favorite, along with Honey Sriracha Wings.
New menu items:
Thai Steak & Mango Salad – Wok-seared steak with Heritage mixed greens, avocado, grape tomato, mango, cucumber, scallions, cilantro, mint, Thai basil and crispy rice noodles tossed with a chile-lime garlic vinaigrette
Ahi Avocado Salad – Ahi tuna with Heritage mixed greens, avocado, Asian slaw, cucumber, pickled ginger, toasted sesame seeds and crispy wontons tossed with a wasabi vinaigrette
Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad – Wok-seared chicken with Heritage mixed greens, pickled carrot, mint, Thai basil, scallions, roasted peanuts, crispy onions, mixed with chilled rice noodles and tossed with a chile-lime garlic vinaigrette
Honey Sriracha Wings – Crispy chicken wings, wok-tossed in a spicy honey sriracha sauce and garnished with sesame seeds and scallions
Updated menu item:
Asian Chopped Chicken Salad – Hand-pulled chicken with Heritage mixed greens, carrots, red bell pepper, Thai basil, scallions, crispy wontons and sesame seeds tossed with a ginger-sesame vinaigrette
Pei Wei believes that eating well is well being, and the three new and one updated salads represent Pei Wei’s commitment to flavors with a purpose. The salads feature antioxidant rich peanuts, ginger to calm the nerves, vitamin C rich chiles, and heart healthy garlic. The ingredients combine to be nutritious, and the ancient method of wok cooking seals in the flavors and helps them work in harmony to please the palate.
“We heard our guests loud and clear when they said they wanted innovative menu options geared toward taste and nutritional value,” said Clay Dover, chief marketing officer of Pei Wei. “Last season, our guests enjoyed the option of having their favorite Wok Classic menu items served over salad, and these four new menu options expand our salad offerings and deliver on Pei Wei’s focus on flavors with purpose.”
“We really drilled down on delivering thoughtful dishes with bright colors, layers of flavor and texture,” says Adam Schreier, director of culinary innovation at Pei Wei. “Each Pei Wei dish is prepared to order; our meat is butchered in-restaurant and vegetables are hand-washed and cut by our chefs daily.”
With respect to the Honey Sriracha Wings, Schreier says, “We tested the wings in eight markets, including our home market of Phoenix. They did phenomenally well and we expect them to become a new fan favorite.”
Pei Wei’s seasonal menu items are available at its more than 200 restaurant locations nationwide beginning July 5.
Pei Wei also will be launching an updated Kid’s Wei menu in the near future, with nutritious new kid-approved offerings and a similar focus on food with purpose.
About Pei Wei
Founded in 2000, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Pei Wei is an Asian-inspired fast-casual restaurant that prepares each dish to order in the tradition of ancient Asian cooking methods using freshly chopped ingredients. Menu offerings include lettuce wraps, salads, sushi and Wok Classics that can be easily customized for any palate or diet, including gluten-free and vegetarian. Pei Wei, recently named a 2016 Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks Top 10, owns and operates 200 restaurants in 21 states. For more information visit PeiWei.com.