From a legendary pizza to your global brand – We opened our first restaurant In Beverly Hills in 1985. Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to produce innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a location within the California Pizza Kitchen Menu alongside Chicago and New York City. Our California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and quickly, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.
Quickly right after the first location opened, we expanded from California to a lot more than 250 locations in than 30 states and 11 countries. Nevertheless it doesn’t stop there; you’ll also find us bringing smiles to the pizza aisle inside your grocer’s freezer, utilizing the edge off travel fatigue in major airports around the globe, feeding eager fans at sports stadiums and students on college campuses.
California Pizza Kitchen completed an initial public offering in August 2000 and traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol CPKI. On July 7, 2011, Golden Gate Capital completed the acquisition of CPK and consequently from the acquisition, the company’s common stock is no longer publicly traded.
There’s no denying it – pizza is #1 within the hearts of Americans! The 3rd annual National Pizza Survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll®* on behalf of California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) among over 2,000 Americans ages 18 , found the top food Americans would choose should they could only eat one food for that rest with their lives is PIZZA (22%) – to get a third year in a row! The survey, which reveals new insights into the pizza eating habits and pizza trends among Americans and Millennials, confirms that America’s love affair with pizza continues to be burning strong. In honor of America’s love for the classic blend of dough, sauce and toppings, CPK has teamed on top of Grubhub to provide away as much as ten thousand free CPK Take and Bake Pizzas** on October 1 without delivery fee with no minimum purchase required.
CPK’s fresh Take and Bake Pizzas, which launched at CPK locations nationwide in July 2019, are made to order inrestaurant with the same premium ingredients and inventive California-style pizza flavors that guests love from the restaurants, prepared to be cooked in the home so that guests can enjoy an ovenfresh pizza by themselves schedule. Additionally, from October 2-31, guests can continue celebrating National Pizza Month with free delivery as well as a free Take and Bake Pizza on all CPK orders having a minimum purchase of $15, limit one free pizza per Grubhub account**. “National Pizza Month is a vital time at California Pizza Kitchen, and we’re excited that this ufimlc from our 2019 National Pizza Survey confirm whatever we already know: pizza holds an exclusive place in our hearts and then in our everyday life,” said Jim Hyatt, CEO of CPK. “So, we think it’s fitting to celebrate our favorite month, and Americans’ favorite food, by offering them more of whatever they love: free CPK Take and Bake Pizzas, so everyone can join the pizza party and revel in a hot, oven-fresh California-style pizza in your own home, on their own schedule.
t’s our way of sending a huge highfive to the pizza lovers across the nation.” To participate in within the ten thousand free CPK Take and Bake Pizza giveaway, guests can download the Grubhub app or visit www.Grubhub.com and choose from among the following Take and Bake Pizza varieties on hand-tossed dough: The California Pizza Kitchen Holiday Hours, Pepperoni Pizza or Margherita Pizza. There is no minimum purchase required with no delivery fee. The giveaway starts at 11 a.m. local time of your selected CPK location and is available at all CPK locations currently listed on the Grubhub app. Guests are encouraged to share their National Pizza Month celebration with #CPKTakeAndBake on Twitter and Instagram.