California Pizza Kitchen Opens at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened its first location on a college campus at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York today. The new quick-serve location, opened by CPK franchise partner Lackmann Culinary Services, is located in the university's Student Center Atrium across from the bookstore.

Students will be able to order from a specialized selection of CPK's most popular pizzas, pastas, salads and Panini sandwiches including the Original BBQ Chicken and Thai Chicken Pizzas, the Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad and Spaghetti Bolognese. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. After 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, students will have the option to pick-up their order or have it delivered to their dorm room.

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 254 restaurants, 209 are company-owned and 45 operate under franchise or license agreements. CPK premium pizzas are also available to sports and entertainment fans at two Southern California venues, 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. Children who dine at California Pizza Kitchen choose from an extensive menu, recently named "The Best Kids Menu in America" by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.

Source: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

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