Panda Express CEO Hosts Motivational Forums for His Employees

Even though Panda Express is the biggest Chinese fast food chain in the United States, the company's founder and co-CEO said the secret to its success isn't in its tasty orange chicken sauce, but in early morning hikes, Zumba routines and sometimes a good cry.

"When you do life a certain way, it's bound to give you a higher level of probability to succeed and that's what we preach," said Andrew Cherng, the founder and co-CEO of Panda Express.

Every few weeks on Saturdays, Cherng hosts forums at the Panda Express headquarters outside Pasadena, Calif., where his employees dance through Zumba routines, and then participate in a motivational self-help session.

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