Ramstein Air Base Community
P.F. Chang’s opens on Ramstein
Story by A1C Kristof Rixmann on 01/15/2019
Ramstein officials hosted a red ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of P.F. Chang’s on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 25, 2018.
The restaurant holds the distinction of not only being the first P.F. Chang’s opened in Germany but also the first of the chain to be opened on a U.S. armed forces base.
The grand opening of P.F. Chang’s presents an opportunity to employ more individuals living on Ramstein and gives servicemembers serving overseas another taste of home.
“What P.F. Chang’s will bring to the community is a sense of home and a sense of us serving those serving our country,” said Libia Lagares, 86th Force Support Squadron P.F. Chang’s general manager. “The point of P.F. Chang’s being located at Ramstein is it’s quite possibly the first home meal, or closest to home, that they’re going to be getting once they return from deployment and it could be the last meal they have in several months before being deployed. So, to us, P.F. Chang’s brings a sense of home and to let you all know we care about you as servicemembers.”
Customers here can expect the same type of dishes they like at their favorite P.F. Chang’s stateside including a variety of signature dishes that are prepared in a Northern-style Chinese wok at up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
At the moment, takeout and delivery are not offered at P.F. Chang’s, but Kristen Briede, P.F. Chang’s International Operations director, stated it is a possibility for the future.
The interior of the restaurant is fully furnished, including a one of a kind mural, created by two artists from the United Kingdom. The mural features imagery and phrases in Mandarin meant to honor U.S. servicemembers. Customers will also find a bar offering a variety of options, including many different wine and beer selections.
P.F. Chang’s will operate from Sunday to Thursday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant is located inside the Enlisted Club.