Fundraiser on Monday, September 24, Will Benefit Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened its first restaurant in Seal Beach, Calif., today at The Shops at Rossmoor, a revitalization project transforming a former 1960’s-style strip center into a modern lifestyle center.

The new 5,900 square foot restaurant is located at the north end of the center at Seal Beach Boulevard and Rossmoor Center Drive. Hours of operation will be Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. except Friday and Saturday when the restaurant closes at 11:00 p.m. Guests can dine-in, place a take-out order by calling (562) 430-2695 or use CPK’s Curbside service and have their order delivered right to their car.

The menu will feature all of the popular favorites, including the Thai Chicken Pizza, Jamaican Jerk Pizza, BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad and Shanghai Garlic Noodles, as well as five new menu items: Mediterranean Salad, Pan Sautéed Salmon served with fresh grilled asparagus and spaghettini in a creamy lemon-caper sauce, Cajun Pizza with blackened chicken and spicy andouille sausage with a Creole sauce, The Works Pizza topped with sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni, sautéed mushrooms, green peppers, black olives and mozzarella cheese, and a rich White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake.

There is also an impressive beverage menu with a great selection of wines and more than 40 specialty drinks. Also available are five new cocktails including Caribbean Sunset Sangria, Peach Passion Punch, Mango Lava Colada, Absolutly Sweet Peach Tea and Malibu Iced Tea.

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, September 24, 2007, to the Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library, a library within the Orange County Public Library system. The library seeks to provide a framework for the delivery of relevant resources meeting their educational, cultural, civic, business and life-long learning needs to residents of all ages of member with an excellent focus on programs for children.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain. Of the chain’s 219 restaurants, 186 are company-owned and 33 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are 26 CPK ASAP locations, 10 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

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