Fundraiser on Monday, February 4, Will Benefit Children's Bureau of Orange County
LOS ANGELES, Jan 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened a restaurant today at the Anaheim GardenWalk. Located adjacent to the Disneyland(R) Resort, the Anaheim GardenWalk is Orange County's newest lifestyle shopping center featuring more than 400,000 square feet of unique stores, restaurants and cinemas.
The new 6,000 square foot restaurant is located at one of the main entrances to the center, at 321 West Katella Avenue near the I-5 freeway. Hours of operation will be Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. except Friday and Saturday when the restaurant closes at 11:00 p.m. Guests can dine-in or place a take-out order by calling (714) 991-0305.
The menu features all of the popular favorites along with the newest menu additions including Cabo Crab Cakes, a new appetizer made with blue crab, pan-sauteed and served with roasted corn and black bean salsa and roasted pepper aioli; Miso Salad, a fresh new salad made with blue crab and shrimp or chicken along with shredded Napa cabbage, fresh avocado, julienne cucumbers, daikon, edemame, carrots, green onions, cilantro, crispy rice noodles and crispy wontons, tossed in a Miso dressing; Blue Crab Cakes, a new specialty entree made with blue crab, pan-sauteed and served with fresh grilled asparagus and spaghettini in a creamy lemon-caper sauce; Italian Tomato & Basil Pizza with imported Italian tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese and CPK's tomato sauce topped with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. For those with a sweet tooth, a new dessert is being added to the menu: a three-layer Red Velvet Cake frosted with vanilla bean cream cheese and white chocolate curls served on vanilla bean sauce.
The new restaurant also features an extensive beverage menu for its full bar, including CPK's original California Cosmo, along with four new cocktails including Beverly Hills Tea, Coconut Mojito, Caribbean Sunset Sangria and Appleberry Sangria.
Following CPK's tradition of giving back to the communities in which it operates, the new CPK restaurant will donate 100% of all dine-in pizza sales during regular business hours on Monday, February 4, 2008, to Children's Bureau of Orange County. To help parents raise healthy children, Children's Bureau offers an array of child abuse prevention and treatment services aimed at strengthening families and communities throughout Southern California. The organization's comprehensive programs focus on parents with kids (newborns through age 12) and include in-home and center-based counseling; child and parent development; health; child and parent education groups; tutoring and reading programs; and community resource referrals.
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain. Of the chain's 229 restaurants, 194 are company-owned and 35 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are 25 CPK ASAP locations, 9 of which are company-owned and 16 are franchised. Also included in the company's portfolio of concepts is LA Food Show Grill & Bar, which currently has one location in Manhattan Beach, California. The company's full-service restaurants feature an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, soups, appetizers and sandwiches. The company also has a licensing arrangement with Kraft Pizza Company, which manufactures and distributes a line of California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen pizzas. Children who dine at California Pizza Kitchen choose from an extensive menu, recently named "The Best Kids Menu in America" by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. For more details, visit www.cpk.com.
SOURCE: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.