Guam - It's considered on the world's leaders in Asian dining experiences and today Panda Express officially set its place on Guam with a grand opening ceremony at the Micronesia Mall.

Founder and co-chief executive officer Andrew Cherng was on island for the opening after opening the first Panda Express in 1973 in California. There are over 1,600 locations across the nation along with Puerto Rico and Mexico.

All proceeds from today from all Panda Express restaurants including Guam's will go toward Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. A second location is set to open at the Agana Shopping Center in January with a third restaurant eyed for either Tamuning or Tumon.