Panda Express May Introduce New Fork and Chopstick Hybrid Utensil – the ‘Chork’

 (Panda Express/The Chork)
(Panda Express/The Chork)

Though hardly representative of authentic Chinese cuisine, General Tso’s Chicken is one of the most popular dishes on Chinese restaurant menus in the U.S.  

So it may come as a shock that Panda Express, which bills itself as “American Chinese food,” has never offered the flash-fried, slightly sweet and tangy chicken dish. Until now.

Earlier this week, the chain revealed that it will start offering General Tso’s from now through Dec. 27. According to Panda Express, its version of General Tso’s is “made with all-white meat chicken, red and yellow bell peppers, onions and string beans” and is spicier than its biggest seller– orange chicken.

Many on Twitter were shocked that the restaurant had never actually sold the popular dish until now.

But Panda Express could be taking the concept of hybridization to the next level with a game-changing utensil—the “Chork.”

On Wednesday, Lisa Jennings, the West Coast bureau chief of Nation’s Restaurant News, tweeted out that the fast food Chinese chain is “considering a move toward the “chork,” or the chopsticks/fork:”

Her Tweet was accompanied by pictures of Chorks sticking out of Panda Express General Tso to-go containers.

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