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It all began with Charlie Zhang, a Chinese immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in 1982. One day, Charlie had an idea: maybe he could open a restaurant that satisfied the American taste for flavorful Chinese food that was fast and wok'd to order with fresh ingredients. Thus, the first Pick Up Stix restaurant was opened in 1989 in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

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A big part of Charlie's success was developing recipes and sauces using the best traditional Asian food and adapting it to the American palate by reducing the oils and adding wine, vinegar and soy sauce. The result was the distinctive flavors that have become our trademark.

Pick Up Stix prepares food in an open-style kitchen, allowing you to watch as your meal is cooked before your eyes.

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Pick Up Stix has more than 70 locations in California.


Looking for sites in Los Angeles County

Store Sizes:1,800 -2,200 sf

End-Cap locations with great visibility

Good parking, access and visibility

Higher income markets with good restaurant co-tenancy

Ideally no other asian fast casual competition

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