Finally. We have a date.

The long anticipated Panda Express is set to open in June, according to Hector Coronel, director of restaurant development affairs for Panda Express.

The E-T spoke to Coronel about the project on Monday.

“We plan to open the first week in June barring any unforeseen circumstances,” Coronel said. 

The 2,600-square foot building will include 53 parking spots, inside seating for 54 and outdoor seating for 16.

The restaurant, located near Pastafina on Washington Street, will begin recruiting for help in May.

The popularity of Panda Express is growing rapidly with 112 restaurants opening across the U.S. annually.

“Texas is a big market for us,” Coronel said. “We love Stephenville.”