CPK ASAP Opens in Anaheim, California on January 22, 2007

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California Pizza Kitchen (CPK)(NASDAQ:CPKI), home of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other delicious hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, soups, appetizers, sandwiches and desserts, opened a new California Pizza Kitchen ASAP (CPK ASAP) fast-casual restaurant today in Stadium Towers in Anaheim.

The new CPK ASAP is designed for customers “on-the-go.” The menu features a specialized selection of CPK’s most popular menu items along with a “grab-n-go” case stocked with fresh salads, sandwiches and beverages.

While the CPK ASAP has both inside and patio seating for those looking to dine-in, the new restaurant also has a specific Take-Out counter intended to facilitate the process for guests wanting to take their food to go. A newly designed interior features soft tones and warm yellows, with large flat screen televisions for those looking to grab a seat at the counter.

Its menu will not only include a variety of CPK’s most popular hearth-baked pizzas, salads and appetizers, it will also feature nine sandwiches and two soups that are unique to CPK ASAP. The new French Dip Panini along with the Grilled Vegetable Panini, Turkey Club Panini and a variety of sandwiches including Roast Beef, Chicken Salad and Herb Chicken Focaccia are just a few of the innovative items that will be available. Also available at CPK ASAP are CPK’s signature hearth-baked pizzas in a larger, 14-inch size, perfect for sharing with friends or family.

The 3,000 square foot CPK ASAP seats 82 people and is located at 2416 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Guests can dine-in or place a take-out order by calling (714) 939-6996.

The new Stadium Towers location is the second CPK ASAP restaurant in Orange County. The first opened at South Coast Plaza in 2000.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain in the premium pizza segment. 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 and sandwiches. Of the chain’s 205 restaurants, 176 are company-owned and 29 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are 25 CPK ASAP locations, ten of which are company-owned and 15 are franchised. Another company-owned concept is LA Food Show Grill & Bar, which currently has one location in Manhattan Beach, California. 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.