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Food and Beverages | Monday, October 18, 2021
EspriGas has been chosen to manage the cylinders and bulk CO2 for Panda restaurants through its extensive local gas provider network.
FREMONT, CA: Energy is a critical component of a country's technological advancement. Energy efficiency and conservation are critical for sustainable development. EspriGas, a technology- and data-driven gas management firm, expands its collaboration with Panda Express®, the country’s largest family-owned and managed Asian eating franchise with approximately 2,000 locations. EspriGas handles the administration and supply of cylinders and bulk CO2 for Panda restaurants through its broad and experienced network of local gas providers.
“The level of service EspriGas provides is above and beyond what we expect from a partner,” says Kwan Kim, Purchasing Manager at Panda. “We require a high level of service from our providers that mirrors the intensity of our operations. EspriGas has been a great partner thus far, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”
EspriGas began supplying Panda with natural gas in 2019 for 300 of its facilities. Panda expanded the connection with Coca-Cola to encompass additional restaurant locations after discovering a more efficient supply of CO2 used to carbonate Coca-Cola products from beverage fountains.
Understanding the complicated network of franchise locations, supply-demand dynamics, and delivery logistics is critical to EspriGas’ success in assuring a predictable and continuous supply of CO2. The corporation offers consistency in pricing across all Pandas locations, ensures safety and quality, and improves visibility into the gas storage system, which simplifies administration for personnel.
“We are excited to further our partnership with Panda and provide CO2 to all of its locations,” says Alan Weiner, Vice-President of Sales Foodservice and Beverage at EspriGas, regarding this collaboration. “Panda was very specific in what they were looking for from a CO2 supplier. We are ecstatic to deliver a solution that truly meets their needs. It is particularly important for us to understand and satisfy our customers so, in turn, they can serve a fountain drink to their customers without interruptions.”
Apart from Panda Express, EspriGas’ customer base spans other industries and Fortune 1000 businesses. EspriGas provides superior gas service for local and national customers through technology integration and quality standard requirements with supplier partners. EspriGas’
EspriGass’s’ statewide network of over 4,000 suppliers is critical in reducing the often-complicated process of gas supply management for its customers. As Mike Walsh, CEO of EspriGas, notes, “We are proud to be working with the very best suppliers in the country to ensure that every customer location has exceptional service.”