California Pizza Kitchen Opens in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Fundraiser on August 24 Will Benefit Safe Kids Southern New Jersey at Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper

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 a new full-service restaurant in Cherry Hill, New Jersey today.

The new 5,500 square foot restaurant is located at 2000 Route 38, at the Cherry Hill Mall. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Guests can dine-in, place a take-out order by ordering online at cpk.com or use CPK's Curbside Service and have their order delivered to their car by calling (856) 910-8121.

The menu will feature all of the popular favorites along with the newest menu additions including a Moroccan Chicken Salad, Moroccan-spiced chicken breast on a bed of crisp Romaine lettuce with butternut squash, Medjool dates, fresh avocado, toasted almonds, fresh beets, chopped egg, carrots, dried cranberries and red bell peppers tossed in champagne vinaigrette; Meat Cravers Pizza, a combination of sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Capicola ham, julienne salami and Mozzarella cheese; and the Cheeseburger Pizza, with ground Angus beef, caramelized sweet onions, Mozzarella and American cheeses, hearth-baked then topped with fresh Roma tomatoes, chilled shredded lettuce and CPK's secret sauce. Also added are two new twists on CPK's most popular pizza, the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, introduced on CPK's first menu in 1985. Guests will now be able to order The Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza with fresh pineapple and The BBQ Chicken with Applewood Smoked Bacon Pizza.

The new restaurant will also feature a beverage menu from its full bar, including a great selection of wines along with an extensive list of specialty cocktails, martinis and margaritas.

Following CPK's tradition of giving back to the communities in which it operates, the new CPK restaurant will donate 100% of all dine-in pizza sales during regular business hours on Monday, August 24, 2009, to Safe Kids Southern New Jersey at Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper, an organization which works to prevent accidental childhood injuries.

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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