California Pizza Kitchen Opens Seventh Location in the Philippines

Los Angeles--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Pizza Kitchen (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 a seventh restaurant in the Philippines today. The restaurant, opened by CPK franchise partner Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., is located at Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila.

The new 3,100 square-foot CPK seats approximately 190 people and is located in the new wing of the upscale Greenbelt Mall, the country's first premier lifestyle center, near such popular stores as Balenciaga and DKNY. Situated in the heart of Makati's business and tourist districts, the restaurant is in close proximity to numerous luxury hotels including Intercontinental, Shangri-la and The Peninsula. Tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, the restaurant will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.

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 Singapore Shrimp Rolls and Sicilian Pizza to Kung Pao Spaghetti and the award-winning Thai Crunch Salad.

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 249 restaurants, 204 are company-owned and 45 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 26 restaurants located internationally in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, South Korea, Guam and Indonesia. There are 9 company-owned CPK ASAP locations and 18 airport locations franchised by HMSHost Corporation. 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 locations in Manhattan Beach and 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.

Source: California Pizza Kitchen

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