LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2008--California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (Nasdaq:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, soups, appetizers, sandwiches and desserts, opened three full-service restaurants today.
One new, 5,900 square foot, California Pizza Kitchen opened in Park West Plaza, in Tukwila, WA. The restaurant is located at 150 Andover Park West, across from the Westfield Southcenter JC Penney. Both indoor and covered outdoor seating are available. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Guests can dine-in or place a take-out order by calling (206) 242-2112.
Another new, 3,800-square-foot, California Pizza Kitchen opened in Boca Raton, Florida. The restaurant is located at Town Center at Boca Raton between Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Guests can dine-in or place a take out order by calling (561) 368-2805.
The new, 5,900 square foot, California Pizza Kitchen restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania opened at 4040 City Avenue just off I-76 and the crossroads of U.S. Route 1. 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 (215) 477-8101.
The menu at all three new restaurants include all of the popular CPK favorites along with the newest menu additions including the 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; Italian Tomato & Basil Pizza with imported Italian tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese and CPK's tomato sauce topped with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese and a three-layer Red Velvet Cake frosted with vanilla bean cream cheese and white chocolate curls served on vanilla bean sauce is being added to the menu.
The new restaurants also feature extensive beverage menus for their full bars, including CPK's original California Cosmo, along with four new cocktails including Beverly Hills Tea, Coconut Mojito, Caribbean Sunset Sangria and Appleberry Sangria.
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain. Of the chain's 233 restaurants, 197 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.
CONTACT: California Pizza Kitchen
Sarah Grover, 310-342-5000
SOURCE: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.