Los Angeles, February 22, 2011– California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ: CPKI), a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, has announced the opening of its tenth full-service restaurant in Mexico. Opened by CPK franchise partner Grupo Calpik, S.A.P.I. de C.V., the new location is the third California Pizza Kitchen in Naucalpan de Juárez, a northwest suburb of Mexico City.
The 6,400 square-foot CPK seats approximately 210 people and is located on the first floor, near the main entrance, of the new Terraza Lomas Verdes shopping center.
Tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, the restaurant will open Monday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Guests can choose to dine inside, on the large outdoor patio or place a take-out order.
The menu will feature all of the popular CPK favorites including everything from the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and Waldorf Chicken Salad to the Kung Pao Spaghetti and Avocado Egg Rolls.
The new restaurant will also offer an extensive beverage menu from its full bar, including the CPK Ultimate Margarita and other signature favorites such as the Original Recipe Mojitos.
Additional CPK restaurants are located in Guadalajara, Cancun and the following suburbs of Mexico City: Lomas Verdes, Bosques de Las Lomas, Polanco District, Santa Fe, Coyoacán and Satelite.
About California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.
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 265 restaurants, 207 are company-owned and 58 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 33 restaurants located internationally in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, South Korea, Guam, India, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates. 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.