California Pizza Kitchen Franchise Continues Expansion in South Korea

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 South Korea today. The new restaurant, opened by CPK franchise partner, Handuck Development, is located in Seoul, South Korea.

The new 3,000 square-foot restaurant seats approximately 110 people and is located in the heart of Northwest Seoul at Cheongyangri Station Mall. Connected by the major train station, Cheongyangri Station Mall is a hub for commuters and visitors from surrounding cities as well as students from several nearby universities. The new restaurant is in close proximity to several of Seoul's most favorite brands including Lotte Department Store, numerous other premium retail outlets and CGV Movie Complex.

The CPK restaurant, tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 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 items including everything from Avocado Club Egg Rolls and Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza to Kung Pao Spaghetti and the award-winning Thai Crunch Salad. A special menu is also available for children 12 and under.

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 262 restaurants, 206 are company-owned and 56 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 30 restaurants located internationally in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, South Korea, Guam, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates. CPK premium pizzas are also available to sports and entertainment fans at three Southern California venues including Dodger 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 Nestle S.A. to manufacture and distribute a line of California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen products.

SOURCE: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

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