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Update: Beef between Panda Express/The Killers ends on happy note

The Killers have certainly delivered their fair share of memorable, contemplative lyrics in the past: from "I've got soul/ but I'm not a soldier" to "Are we human/ or are we dancer?"

Which maybe doesn't make it so much of a surprise that Panda Express, which brands itself as "America's favorite Chinese restaurant," would pilfer a couple of their lyrics to stuff inside their own brand of fortune cookies, the Independent writes.

Nice try, Panda Express. But you've been caught. The band teasingly tweeted an image of one of Panda Express' fortune cookie messages reading, "Smile Like You Mean It," which is, of course, the name of a track from their 2004 album Hot Fuss.

All they asked in return?

Panda Express is going to do a little bit better.

Thanks to a fortune cookie, the Vegas nonprofit Serving Our Kids will get some assistance, the Daily Dot notes.

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Panda Express breaking into Pittsburgh market

Panda Express is on its way to the Pittsburgh area.

The chain of fast-casual Chinese restaurants plans to enter the local market with at least four new locations, the first of which will open in a new building at 2070 Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin on Aug. 25.

Also, Panda Express eateries are planned for Robinson and Monroeville and one is under construction in Cranberry.

Panda Express' site plan for the location proposed for Robinson Town Centre needs to be approved by the township before construction can begin. If the township's planning commission recommends approval at its meeting tonight, the plans will go before the board of commissioners for approval in September, Robinson Planning Director Rick Urbano said.

Monroeville approved plans for a Panda Express on William Penn Highway several months ago, municipal Manager Tim Little said. The restaurant will be built on the site of what is now the Sunrise Inn, which will be demolished. The project still needs a demolition permit from Monroeville, Little said.

Founded in 1983, Panda Express has more than 1,900 restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Dubai and other locations.

Rosemead, Calif.-based Panda Restaurant Group owns the chain.