LOS ANGELES-(Business Wire)-April 5, 2007 – 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 and desserts, announced the opening of a CPK ASAP location in the Oakland International Airport today. The new ASAP, opened by CPK franchise partner HMSHost, is located in Terminal Two which is host to Southwest Airlines.
The menu at the Oakland International Airport features a specialized selection of CPK’s most popular hearth-baked pizzas, a “grab-n-go” case stocked with fresh salads, sandwiches and beverages and a breakfast menu.
The breakfast menu will include five hot Panini breakfast sandwiches featuring the Canadian Bacon, Egg & Cheese Panini. In addition to the breakfast sandwiches, ASAP will offer two breakfast pizzas – the Denver Pizza with scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, bell peppers and onions, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses as well as the Smoked Bacon & Italian Sausage Pizza with scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, Italian sausage, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
The new Oakland International Airport location is the first CPK ASAP airport location opened by HMSHost since July 2000. There are currently 15 other CPK ASAP airport locations across the country.
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain. Of the chain’s 212 restaurants, 181 are company-owned and 31 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are 27 CPK ASAP locations, 11 of which are company-owned and 16 are franchised. Another company-owned concept is LA Food Show Grill & Bar, which currently has one location in Manhattan Beach, California. The company’s full-service restaurants feature an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, soups, appetizers and sandwiches. 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. For more details, visit www.cpk.com.