March 19, 2018 9:23 PM ET

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Company Overview of California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

Company Overview

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States, China, Guam, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. Its restaurants offer pizzas, pastas, soups, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. The company also serves travelers on the go and sports fans by operating locations at airports, sports stadiums, and universities in the United States, as well as sells its products through grocery stores. In addition, it provides catering for events by offering customized menus, as well as enables ordering gift cards online. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Playa Vista, Califo...

12181 Bluff Creek Drive

5th Floor

Playa Vista, CA 90094

United States

Founded in 1985

14,000 Employees





Key Executives for California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 60
Senior Vice President of Franchise and International Development
Senior Vice President of ASAP Operations
Age: 51
Senior Vice President of Real Estate
Age: 55
Chief People Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. Key Developments

California Pizza Kitchen Announces Introduction of Cauliflower Pizza Crust A First from A National Restaurant Brand

California Pizza Kitchen announced introduction of Cauliflower Pizza Crust a first from a national restaurant brand. CPK’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust offers guests a delicious new pizza crust option that’s made with high-quality, gluten-free ingredients, lower in carbs than CPK’s classic hand-tossed pizza dough, and a unique source of vegetable fuel. Following a highly successful limited preview in select Southern California locations in late 2017, guests nationwide can now order their favorite CPK pizza on cauliflower-based crust. In addition, CPK is also introducing four new seasonal items to its menu: the Citrus Adobo Pizza, created by CPK’s 2017 Pizza Chef of the Year, the Mexican Street Corn small plate, the refreshing Spiked Cucumber cocktail and the low-calorie, non-alcoholic Sparkling Berry-Lemon.

California Pizza Kitchen Announces Executive Changes

California Pizza Kitchen announced the appointment of Jim Hyatt as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Hyatt’s appointment follows the recent retirement of G.J. Hart as CEO of CPK. Most recently, Mr. Hyatt served as CEO of Ruby Tuesday, where under Mr. Hyatt’s initiatives, Ruby Tuesday grew profitability while delivering all-time high guest attribute scores. At the request of the Ruby Tuesday Board, Mr. Hyatt led the company through a successful take-private transaction that closed this past December.

California Pizza Kitchen Announces Opening of New Restaurant in Santa Clara, California

California Pizza Kitchen announced the opening of its new restaurant in Santa Clara, California at the Irvine Company's resort-style living complex, Monticello Apartment Homes.

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