California Pizza Kitchen Unveils New Mobile Kitchen

LOS ANGELES, Sep 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) /quotes/comstock/15*!cpki/quotes/nls/cpki (CPKI 17.59, +0.08, +0.46%) , 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 launch of the CPK Mobile Kitchen. Providing an innovative spin on catering, CPK’s new Mobile Kitchen is available for corporate and private events, including office meetings and parties.

The 35-foot kitchen-on-wheels will offer CPK favorites made to order, including the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, The Works Pizza, The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, and Broccoli Sun-Dried Tomato Fusilli. CPK is also offering a branded booth and promotional signage for larger events.

“CPK’s Mobile Kitchen brings the CPK experience directly to our catering customers,” said Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, co-founders and co-CEOs of California Pizza Kitchen. “With CPK on wheels, all types of events will now enjoy our popular menu items and benefit from the convenience of having it all made directly at their doorsteps.”

For more details on reserving the CPK Mobile Kitchen for an upcoming event, please visit www.cpk.com/mobilekitchen.

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About CPK

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 263 restaurants, 207 are company-owned and 56 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.

SOURCE: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.