Hold The Torts

Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, co-owners of California Pizza Kitchens, are two Beverly Hills attorneys who gave up their white-collar criminal defense practice to bake designer pizzas. There are now 23 restaurants churning out barbecued-chicken pizzas and trendy pastas. By catering to the niche between cutthroat fastfood and pricey white-tablecloth joints the restauranteurs raked in about $55 million in revenues in 1991.

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