California Pizza Kitchen yields utility savings with energy management partnership

Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, announced that California Pizza Kitchen has reduced its electricity usage by 4.3 percent in one year through their partnership. California Pizza Kitchen enlisted Ecova's help in 2009 after spending a significant amount...

California Pizza Kitchen unveils reimaged brand prototype

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its new flagship restaurant at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, Fla., this week. The opening showcased the brand's new store prototype and branding efforts, including the repositioning of its iconic pizza hearth and new beverage offerings. According to CPK CEO G.J.

California Pizza Kitchen launches holiday rewards program

California Pizza Kitchen has brought back its holiday rewards program in which those who purchase $100 or more in CPK gift cards — plastic or electronic — will receive a $20 Rewards Card to use as a gift or toward their next visit. The program runs through Dec. 31.

California Pizza Kitchen introduces globally inspired items

California Pizza Kitchen has launched its "New Adventures" menu, five globally inspired options with an emphasis on flavor and lower-calorie counts. "Our New Adventures menu offers what our discerning guests are looking for: a dish that's full of bold flavors...

California Pizza Kitchen launching new menu in the Philippines

To celebrate "National Pizza Day" in the Philippines Aug. 15, California Pizza Kitchen is launching a new menu and giving away free pizza. According to ABS-CBN News, Aug.

California Pizza Kitchen launches 'thank you' promotion

California Pizza Kitchen launched its annual Thank You Card Promotion this week to say 'thank you' to its loyal guests. From now through July 1, CPK will hand out sealed Thank You Card Envelopes to guests dining at any of...

California Pizza Kitchen deploys HotSchedules staffing solution

California Pizza Kitchen has added the HotSchedules solution to its 200-plus U.S. locations. The solution includes web-based products that help restaurants lower labor costs and streamline the employee-scheduling process. HotSchedules rolled out its integrated Workforce and Digital Logbook solutions at...

California Pizza Kitchen expands airport footprint

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. opened a quick-serve location at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., this week. The new location, opened by franchise partner HMSHost Corporation, is located in the Thomas F.

California Pizza Kitchen now offering eGift Cards

California Pizza Kitchen has introduced a new electronic gift card option just in time for the holiday season. The eGift Cards are now available for purchase on CPK's website or Facebook page. CPK eGift Cards can be assigned any dollar amount and are delivered immediately to the recipient's email address or mobile phone.

Snapfinger develops mobile app for virtual drive-thru experience

Snapfinger, a remote web and mobile ordering and pre-payment services company, announced the creation of the Extended Drive-Thru (EDT) remote ordering application. This patent-pending application features a mobile pre-order function that will essentially extend a restaurant's drive-thru by allowing customers...

Pizza Hut, Papa Murphy's, CPKI earn spots on Zagat's 2011 list

McDonald's, Subway and Wendy's were big winners in this year's Zagat's National Fast Food Restaurant Survey, released today. Wendy's was named the top overall mega chain, based on food, facilities and service. McDonald's topped numerous categories, including drive-thru and value.

CPK opens in Pleasanton, Calif.

California Pizza Kitchen opened a full-service restaurant at Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton, Calif., today and will give 100 percent of dine-in proceeds to charity on Sept. 13. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant is on the lower level of Stoneridge Shopping Center's...

CPK names new CEO

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. today announced that G.J.

California Pizza Kitchen expands in Indy

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has opened a new full-service restaurant in downtown Indianapolis. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant is on Level 1 in the center of Circle Centre Mall.

CPK opens north of Mumbai

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. today announced the opening of its third restaurant in India.

It pays to be loyal to CPK

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. announced today that Southern California resident Susan Williams has won the $100,000-grand prize in the restaurant chain's nationwide Thank You Card program that kicked-off in April.

California Pizza Kitchen now offering gluten-free crust

California Pizza Kitchen announced this week the addition of 10 menu items including a gluten-free crust option for 29 of its pizzas. The crust joins a list of gluten-free items the chain identified earlier this year, including appetizers, soups, salads,...

¿Cómo se dice Pizza? 12th Mexican California Pizza Kitchen opens

California Pizza Kitchen opened its 12th restaurant in Mexico. The new location is in Metepec, a city located east of Toluca, and is under the direction of CPK franchise partner Grupo Calpik, S.A.P.I.

California Pizza Kitchen signs Taiwan expansion deal

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has solidified an agreement to expand into Taiwan with new franchise partner Quanta Foods.

CPK to be acquired by Golden Gate Capital

More than a year after putting itself up for sale, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. and Golden Gate Capital today have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for $470 million, or $18.50 per share. This price was lower than expectations and its $20 52-week high set in May 2010.

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