California Pizza Kitchen Opens Third Location in Japan
CPK Full Service Restaurant Opens in Tokyo Dome City
LOS ANGELES--(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, sandwiches and desserts, opened its third location in Japan today. A full-service restaurant was opened by franchisee partner WDI Corporation in Tokyo Dome City, with a satellite kiosk located inside the Tokyo Dome.
The new CPK full-service restaurant is approximately 3,000 square feet, seats 115 people and is located in Tokyo Dome City on the outside perimeter of the Tokyo Dome. Located in the Bunkyo Ward area, Tokyo Dome City is an entertainment destination complete with an amusement park, 43-story luxury hotel, world class spa and retail shops. The restaurant, tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, will open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 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 items including everything from Avocado Club Egg Rolls and Shrimp Scampi Pizza to Kung Pao Spaghetti and the award-winning Thai Crunch Salad. A special menu is also available for children 12 and under.
In addition to the full-service restaurant, a satellite CPK kiosk is located inside the Tokyo Dome. The 55,000-seat stadium is home field for the Yomiuri Giants baseball team, host to numerous American baseball, basketball and football games and home of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. The kiosk is located on the first floor of the stadium near the third base line. The kiosk will sell three of CPK's popular premium menu items: Original BBQ Chicken, Cheese and Pepperoni Pizzas to the more than 7 million visitors the Tokyo Dome receives each year.
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain featuring 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. Of the chain's 235 restaurants, 198 are company-owned and 37 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 20 restaurants located internationally in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, South Korea and Indonesia. There are 25 CPK ASAP locations, 9 of which are company-owned and 16 are franchised. CPK premium pizzas are also available to sports and entertainment fans at three Southern California venues including Dodgers Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and STAPLES Center. Also included in the company's portfolio of concepts is LA Food Show Grill & Bar, which has one location in Manhattan Beach, California and a second location currently under construction in Beverly Hills, California. 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.