California Pizza Kitchen Opens at South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA

Braintree Community Youth Center to Benefit from January 31st Fundraiser

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, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, and desserts, opened its sixth Boston-area full-service restaurant in Braintree, MA today.

The new 6,100 square-foot CPK is located on the main level of the South Shore Plaza, in the new Nordstrom wing. The restaurant will operate from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Guests can dine in or place a take-out order by ordering online at www.cpk.com, using their CPK iPhone app, or by calling 781.602.6149.

Following CPK's tradition of giving back to the community, the new Braintree location will donate 100% of all dine-in pizza sales during regular business hours Monday, January 31, 2011, to the Braintree Community Youth Center (BCYC), a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Youth Center is focused on giving youth in grades 6 through 12 an alternative safe and fun location on the weekends. In its third-year, the center is currently working on raising funds to continue to blossom and add to its current membership.

The new Braintree CPK menu will feature all of the popular favorites and a number of new menu items, including:

  • Four Seasons Pizza with imported Italian tomatoes, oven-roasted artichoke hearts, salami, fresh mushrooms, mild onions, and fresh Mozzarella cheeses topped with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese;
  • Roasted Artichoke and Spinach Pizza, inspired by CPK's popular Spinach Artichoke Dip, with a blend of oven-roasted artichoke hearts, sautéed spinach and garlic, Fontina, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and a spinach artichoke sauce;
  • Baby Clam Linguini featuring linguini fini and baby clams with garlic, fresh Italian parsley, Parmesan cheese, white wine and red pepper flakes tossed in either a light lemon cream sauce or imported Italian tomatoes and fresh basil;
  • Italian Deli Sandwich, a combination of spicy Capicola ham, salami and pepperoni topped with Mozzarella and Fontina cheeses, basil and shredded lettuce tossed in a herb-mustard Parmesan vinaigrette;
  • Turkey Stack Sandwich oven-roasted turkey breast, sliced fresh Roma tomatoes, mayonnaise, shredded lettuce and Grey Poupon Dijon honey mustard; and
  • Butter Cake, CPK's newest dessert, an oven-baked butter cake served with fresh whipped cream.

The new restaurant will also feature an extensive beverage menu from its full bar, including the CPK Margarita and popular favorites such as Cranberry Mint Cooler and Cherry Lime Sparkler.

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ:CPKI), 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. 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. For more details, visit www.cpk.com.

Source: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

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