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 desire for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to produce innovative, hearth-baked pizzas like the Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a location in the California Itchen alongside Chicago and New York City. Our California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and quickly, CPK became a bustling destination for business and family gatherings.
Quickly right after the first location opened, we expanded from California to greater than 250 locations in than 30 states and 11 countries. But it doesn’t stop there; you’ll also find us bringing smiles to the pizza aisle within your grocer’s freezer, taking the edge off travel fatigue in leading airports worldwide, feeding eager fans at sports stadiums and students on college campuses.
California Pizza Kitchen completed a preliminary public offering in August 2000 and traded on the NASDAQ National Market underneath the ticker symbol CPKI. On July 7, 2011, Golden Gate Capital completed the acquisition of CPK and as a result from the acquisition, the company’s common stock has stopped being publicly traded.
There’s no denying it – pizza is #1 in the hearts of Americans! The third 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 that the top food Americans would choose when they could only eat one food for that rest with their lives is PIZZA (22%) – for a third year in a row! The survey, which reveals new insights in to the pizza eating habits and pizza trends among Americans and Millennials, confirms that America’s love affair with pizza remains burning strong. In honor of America’s passion for the classic blend of dough, sauce and toppings, CPK has teamed with Grubhub to provide away as much as 10,000 free CPK Take and Bake Pizzas** on October 1 without any delivery fee with no minimum purchase required.
CPK’s fresh Take and Bake Pizzas, which launched at CPK locations nationwide in July 2019, are created to order inrestaurant with similar premium ingredients and artistic California-style pizza flavors that guests love from your restaurants, ready to be cooked in your own 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 along with a free Take and Bake Pizza on all CPK orders with a minimum buying of $15, limit one free pizza per Grubhub account**. “National Pizza Month is a vital time at California Pizza Kitchen, and we’re excited the ufimlc from the 2019 National Pizza Survey confirm whatever we already know: pizza holds a special devote our hearts as well as in our everyday life,” said Jim Hyatt, CEO of CPK. “So, we believe it’s fitting to celebrate the most popular month, and Americans’ favorite food, by giving them much more of the things they love: free CPK Take and Bake Pizzas, so everyone can join the pizza party and appreciate a hot, oven-fresh California-style pizza at home, on their schedule.
t’s our way of sending a huge highfive towards the pizza lovers throughout the country.” To participate in the 10,000 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 Is California Pizza Kitchen Open Today, 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 it is offered by 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.