California Pizza Kitchen Opens Third Location in South Korea

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 South Korea today. The new restaurant, opened by CPK franchise partner, Iris Company, is located in Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

The new restaurant seats approximately 170 people and is located at Seoulsi Joongu Ulgiro, 2ga 198 bunji, in Myoungdong. As one of Seoul's main shopping and nightlife districts, Myoungdong draws over 700,000 daily visitors, and is home to four of South Korea's largest department stores including Lotte, Migliore, Avatar and Shinsegae. Also known as the center of financial services and securities, several major financial headquarters including Citibank, SK Corporation and the Korea Exchange Bank are found in Myoungdong.

The CPK restaurant, tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 a.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 items including everything from Avocado Club Egg Rolls and California Club 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 featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts. Of the chain's 240 restaurants, 200 are company-owned and 40 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 23 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.

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