California Pizza Kitchen Opens Fifth Location 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 fifth location in Mexico today. The new restaurant, another opened by CPK franchise partner Grupo Calpik, S.A. de C.V., is located in Lomas Verdes, a residential suburb of Mexico City.

The new 6,500 square-foot restaurant seats approximately 270 people and is located inside the popular La Cuspide Sky Mall, known for its spectacular view overlooking the city. Situated next to the 14-screen movie theater, Cine Cinepolis, the new CPK is in close proximity to the mall's leading department store, Suburbia, as well as the busy Sky Gym.

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 Waldorf Chicken Salad to the Kung Pao Spaghetti and Carne Asada Pizza.

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 251 restaurants, 205 are company-owned and 46 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 27 restaurants located internationally in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, South Korea, Guam, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates. 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. For more details, visit www.cpk.com.

Source: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

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