California Pizza Kitchen Opens Second Location in Mexico

California Pizza Kitchen Opens Second Location in Mexico

LOS ANGELES, Jan 29, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (Nasdaq:CPKI), home of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups and desserts, opened its second location in Mexico today. The new restaurant, another opened by CPK franchise partner Grupo Calpik, S.A. de C.V., is located in the Santa Fe area of Mexico City.

The new 4,300 square-foot CPK restaurant seats approximately 220 people and is located at the Santa Fe Shopping Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in Mexico. The mall has over 300 retail stores including both Liverpool and Palacio de Hierro department stores. The new CPK restaurant, tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, will be open Monday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The open-exhibition kitchen takes center stage where guests can watch as all of California Pizza Kitchen's innovative dishes are prepared. The menu features a wide variety of innovative items including everything from the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and the recently introduced Works Pizza to Kung Pao Spaghetti and the award-winning Thai Crunch Salad. A special menu is also available for children 12 and under.

Using only the highest quality fresh produce and U.S. imported ingredients prepared daily, all California Pizza Kitchen pizzas are hearth-baked in an imported open-flame pizza oven.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain. Of the chain's 230 restaurants, 194 are company-owned and 36 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.

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