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The Killers-Panda Express Twitter beef has a happy ending

Look on the bright side.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jan 13, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:11 am CDT

A tweet from Panda Express had the Killers coming out of their cage last week, but it appears the online incident has a happy ending

It all started last week when the Las Vegas group tweeted out a photo of a fortune cookie allegedly from Panda Express that read “smile like you mean it.” This could apparently only be a reference to the group’s 2004 single of the same name and nothing else. 

Royalties, the band was thinking. 

While orange chicken for life sounds like a stiff sentence, Panda Express pivoted and a potential beef was averted.

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

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the donation really did happen. Executive director Dale Darcas told the Journal that the charity is “just appreciative of it and grateful that it happened. We’ll be able to grow and not have to worry as much about where we’re going to get our food and how we’re going to be able to take care of the kids.”

Specifics of the donation were not disclosed. 

Smash Mouth, take note

H/T Vulture

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2017, 1:13 pm CST