The Chinese New Year is this Friday, and fast-food chain Panda Express will celebrate the start of the Year of the Dog with a spicy freebie.
On Friday, Feb. 16, every Panda Express in the U.S. will hand out red envelopes. Each envelope will contain a coupon good for a free 8 Treasure Chicken Breast entree on a future visit.
The red envelopes will be available all day, and you don’t have to buy anything to get one, according to a Panda Express representative.
8 Treasure Chicken Breast is a new menu item created to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year and is only available for a limited time. It features all-white-meat chicken breast, diced Chinese sausage, bell peppers, celery, fermented black beans and whole dry chili peppers all tossed in a wok with a rich, spicy sauce.
Red envelopes are traditionally given out during the Chinese New Year as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Panda Express has certainly enjoyed some prosperity, having expanded to more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
Mike Brassfield (email@example.com) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. For personal reasons, he’s partial to the Year of the Pig.
Jessica Gray, an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder, contributed to this post.
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