California Pizza Kitchen Opens in Jacksonville, Florida and San Antonio, Texas

LOS ANGELES, Jul 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) /quotes/comstock/15*!cpki/quotes/nls/cpki (CPKI 16.04, +1.32, +8.97%) , home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened two new full-service restaurants today.

The first Northeast Florida California Pizza Kitchen location opened at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL. The 5,300 square foot restaurant is located near Barnes and Noble, at the intersection of Midtown Parkway and River City Drive. Hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A second San Antonio-area CPK opened at 255 E. Basse Road in the Alamo Quarry Market, across from Chico’s. Hours of operation at the 5,500 square-foot restaurant will be Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Guests can dine-in or place a take-out order by ordering online at www.cpk.com, from their iPhone app or by calling the restaurant.

The menu at each restaurant will feature all of the popular favorites along with the newest menu additions including a Four Seasons Pizza with imported Italian tomatoes, oven-roasted artichoke hearts, salami, fresh mushrooms, mild onions, Mozzarella 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, sauteed 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.

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 260 restaurants, 206 are company-owned and 54 operate under franchise or license agreements. 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.