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, announced today the nationwide addition of ten new menu items including appetizers, soups, pizzas, salads and desserts that all explore the bold, fresh tastes for which CPK is known. Consistent with CPK's commitment to using the highest quality ingredients, the casual dining restaurant chain now uses only natural chicken and a wide variety of natural meats in its recipes.
New menu items launched today include:
In addition to the new menu items, CPK is making available to their guests a gluten-free pizza crust option for 29 of their original pizzas. The new gluten-free pizza crust joins a list of gluten-free items the chain identified earlier this year including appetizers, soups, salads, specialties, CPKids items and desserts.
"We were thrilled with the response these new items received while testing in select markets and look forward to sharing them with all of our guests nationwide," said Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, co-founders and co-CEOs of California Pizza Kitchen. "The introduction of natural chicken, turkey, pepperoni, salami, Italian sausage and Canadian bacon on our menu is also something we are very proud of and happy to have as a mainstay in our kitchens."
All of CPK's new menu items are available to guests who dine-in, place a take-out order, use CPK's Curbside Service or who order online at CPK.com.
For complete details, please visit www.cpk.com
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, located in Manhattan Beach, California. The Company also has a licensing arrangement with Nestle USA 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.