From a legendary pizza to a 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 create 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 spot in the California Pizza Kitchen alongside Chicago and New York. Our California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and very quickly, CPK became a bustling location for business and family gatherings.
Very quickly right after the first location opened, we expanded from California to more than 250 locations in more than 30 states and 11 countries. However it doesn’t stop there; you’ll also find us bringing smiles to the pizza aisle in 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 for that reason from the acquisition, the company’s common stock is not publicly traded.
There’s no denying it – pizza is #1 inside 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 that this top food Americans would choose when they could only eat one food for that rest of the lives is PIZZA (22%) – for any third year in a row! The survey, which reveals new insights into the pizza eating routine and pizza trends among Americans and Millennials, confirms that America’s love affair with pizza is still burning strong. In honor of America’s love for the classic combination of dough, sauce and toppings, CPK has teamed on top of Grubhub to offer away up to ten thousand free CPK Take and Bake Pizzas** on October 1 with no delivery fee and 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 the same premium ingredients and creative California-style pizza flavors that guests love from the restaurants, ready to be cooked in your own home to ensure that guests can enjoy an ovenfresh pizza by themselves schedule. In addition, 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 using 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 the ufimlc from your 2019 National Pizza Survey confirm what we should already know: pizza holds a unique place in our hearts and then in our lives,” said Jim Hyatt, CEO of CPK. “So, we think it’s fitting to celebrate the most popular month, and Americans’ favorite food, by giving them much more of whatever they love: free CPK Take and Bake Pizzas, so everyone can join the pizza party and enjoy a hot, oven-fresh California-style pizza at home, on the schedule.
t’s our way of sending a big highfive for the pizza lovers across the nation.” To participate inside the ten thousand free CPK Take and Bake Pizza giveaway, guests can download the Grubhub app or visit www.Grubhub.com and select from among the following Take and Bake Pizza varieties on hand-tossed dough: The California Pizza Kitchen, Pepperoni Pizza or Margherita Pizza. There is no minimum purchase required and no delivery fee. The giveaway starts at 11 a.m. local duration of your preferred CPK location and is offered by all CPK locations currently listed on the Grubhub app. Guests should share their National Pizza Month celebration with #CPKTakeAndBake on Twitter and Instagram.