Fourth California Pizza Kitchen Location Opens in Mexico

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 fourth location in Mexico today. The new restaurant, another opened by CPK franchise partner Grupo Calpik, S.A. de C.V., is located in Satelite, a suburb of Mexico City.

The new, two-level CPK restaurant seats approximately 300 people and is located in the popular Plaza Satelite Mall, one of the largest malls in Mexico City. Situated next to the busy 15-screen movie theater, Cine Cinepolis, the new CPK is in close proximity to both of the mall's leading department stores, Liverpool and El Palacio de Hierro.

Tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, the restaurant will open Monday through Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Thursday through Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and on Sundays from 12:30 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 popular Avocado Club Eggrolls and Chinese Chicken Salad to the Kung Pao Spaghetti and Carne Asada Pizza. 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 244 restaurants, 203 are company-owned and 41 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 24 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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