California Pizza Kitchen

Petition Asks California Pizza Kitchen for Vegan Pizza

A petition urging leading pizza chain California Pizza Kitchen to add a vegan cheese pizza option has garnered nearly 25,000 signatures in just a couple weeks. The timely petition was started in the midst of a CPK’s current brand renovation, which included a menu expansion in hopes of marketing to millennials.

California Pizza Kitchen Opens First Restaurant in Australia

Global restaurant brand California Pizza Kitchen announced the opening of its first restaurant in Australia, located at the landmark Hillarys Boat Harbour in Perth. Operated by franchisee California Pizza Kitchen Australia, the 370-seat, 9,500-square foot restaurant—the world’s largest CPK—officially opened its doors to the public yesterday and offers Australians CPK’s elevated casual dining experience, innovative menu and best-in-class hospitality served in a fun and relaxed setting.

California Pizza Kitchen Wins Mobile Engagement Award

Paytronix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, announced the third winner of its 2016 Paytronix Loyaltees Awards: California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) for the “Mobile Engagement” demonstrated by the fact that 80 percdent of its Pizza Dough Rewards members interact with the brand via mobile apps.

California Pizza Kitchen Sweepstakes Celebrates Mom

In celebration of Mother’s Day, California Pizza Kitchen gathered together some oyal guests to pay tribute to their moms and to announce a month-long “Dear Mom” sweepstakes.Beginning May 1, fans who share their stories and post a photo of mom on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #CPKDearMomSweeps will be entered to win a weekend getaway for two to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Culinary Trends for 2015 from California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen's senior vice president of culinary innovation, Brian Sullivan, dishes on the trends to watch in 2015.Do me a flavor and flavor my salt: Salt will be infused with with anything from pinot noir to fresh herbs, chile, citrus, sriracha, Jack Daniels, dried mushrooms, coffee, and much more.

California Pizza Kitchen Reinvents Menu and Design

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is scrapping the expected in Florida locations in favor of an all new, relaxed atmosphere.A newly reimagined menu debuted at the Wellington restaurant, located at The Mall at Wellington Green.

California Pizza Kitchen to Be on TV Series

California Pizza Kitchen will be on the Oct. 17 episode of TNT's new series "On The Menu," the first cooking competition show to give viewers at home the chance to taste the dishes they see on screen.

BJ’s Lets Guests Order Before Arriving

BJ's Restaurants debuted its mobile app today, and with it comes a new capability in the casual-dining industry: the ability to place food and drink orders for dine-in before stepping into the restaurant.

Seasonal Menu Arrives at California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen, the authority on California-style pizza and industry leader in creative dining, today announced the launch of its seasonal menu lineup, featuring items in a full range of categories.

Study: Maggiano's Is Favorite Casual-Dining Chain

Maggiano’s is the nation’s favorite casual-dining restaurant chain, according to a recent study by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Specializing in family-style Italian cuisine, the restaurant chain just edged out Pappadeaux, which ranked second, followed by Cheesecake Factory, Bonefish Grill, and P.

CPK Hosts Inaugural "Best Pizza Chef" Competition

California Pizza Kitchen, the authority on California-style pizza and industry leader in creative dining, held its inaugural Best Pizza Chef Competition March 21 during its annual Operators Conference held on Amelia Island, Florida.

California Pizza Kitchen Launches New Seasonal Menu Items

California Pizza Kitchen has launched two new seasonal menu items that embrace world flavors – California style. The Brussels + Bacon Pizza and Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese Salad small plate will be available in all California Pizza Kitchen locations through the end of March.

A Big Year for Small Portions

Outside of government-sponsored wartime rationing, the battle against large portions has never been so intense. Menu labeling laws like those in Washington’s King County have promoted a soft approach, by not actually forcing restaurants to change how many calories they’re serving, but at least requiring them to disclose the totals to guests ahead of time.

Management Moves: MPI, DMA

Michael Holleman, Indian HarvestMichael Holleman, director of culinary development for Indian Harvest, a producer and supplier of specialty grains, beans, legumes and blends for foodservice, received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta-based Research Chefs Association (RCA) at the organization’s Annual Conference and Culinology Expo in San Antonio, Texas, on March 24.