PF Chang’s Forbidden Soldier Statue
Created by restaurateurs Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang in 1993, P.F. Chang’s successfully broke the code on how to develop and operate a chain of Asian-themed restaurants in the United States. Today, the casual dining chain — which is owned by Centerbridge Partners and is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. — has more than 200 company-owned locations around the U.S. and 56 international markets. Service is a critical component at P.F. Chang’s — sauces are prepared tableside and servers are knowledgeable about the food preparation. Décor is important as well, with signature statuary based on the thousands of terra cotta figures discovered in an archeological digs in China’s Forbidden City. Displayed here, a polymer resin sculpture of a Forbidden City soldier. Not shown, the 11-foot tall horse that stands watch over the entrance to many P.F. Chang’s locations.