P. F. Chang's China Bistro is a Asian-themed US casual dining restaurant chain owned and operated by Centerbridge Partners and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. As of January 1, 2012, P. F. Chang's operated 204 restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Middle East.
"P. F. Chang's" is the namesake of Paul Fleming (P. F.) and Philip Chiang (whose surname is simplified to Chang).
The chain was founded in 1993 by Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang. The first restaurant was opened at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1996, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. was formed from the acquisition of the original four bistro restaurants. On July 2, 2012 Centerbridge Partners completed the purchase of P.F. Changs China Bistro and the company is no longer publicly held.
In 2010, "P.F. Chang's Home Menu" was introduced. The brand represents a group of frozen appetizers and meals that are sold under license by Unilever.
ConAgra Foods, Inc. acquired the P.F. Chang's Home Menu license from Unilever in August 2012.