LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 7, 2007–California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (Nasdaq:CPKI), home of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups and desserts, opened its fourth location in Hong Kong, China today. The new restaurant, opened by CPK franchise partner Golden Pillars (H.K.) Ltd, is located at The MegaBox shopping center.
The new restaurant seats approximately 150 people and is located on the eleventh floor of the center, right next to the United Artist Cinema. The MegaBox is Hong Kong’s first vertical mega-mall grossing approximately 1.1 million square-feet. It resembles a giant red shoe box, includes 19 stories of retail shopping, dining, a two-floor all-season theme park and Hong Kong’s largest indoor ice skating rink. The CPK restaurant, tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, will open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The open-exhibition kitchen takes center stage where guests can watch as all of California Pizza Kitchen’s innovative dishes are prepared. The menu features a wide variety of innovative items including everything from the California Club Pizza and Jamaican Jerk Pizza to Kung Pao Spaghetti and the award-winning Thai Crunch Salad. A special menu is also available for children 12 and under.
Using only the highest quality fresh produce and U.S. imported ingredients prepared daily, all California Pizza Kitchen pizzas are hearth-baked in an imported open-flame pizza oven.
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain. Of the chain’s 213 restaurants, 182 are company-owned and 31 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are 26 CPK ASAP locations, 11 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’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 www.cpk.com.
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SOURCE: California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.