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What's New at California Pizza Kitchen

Updated on September 16, 2014

CEO OF CPK GJ HART

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More Than One CPK

California Pizza Kitchen has over 230 locations in 32 US states and 11 other countries. They have 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks in airports and shopping centers to serve people quickly.

CPK in Beverly Hills

In 1985 attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax opened a bright yellow casual restaurant on Beverly Drive. It was located on a block in Beverly Hills that didn't get as much foot traffic as the Beverly Drive north of Wilshire Blvd received.

Within a year this street starting becoming more of a social hub as locals and visitors flocked inside to try a unique barbecued chicken pizza and wicked chicken tequila pasta dish.

In 1992, PepsiCo bought CPK for almost $100 million. Unfortunately, the restaurant changed. Regulars noticed the different in quality and service. In 2003, Flax and Rosenfield resumed control of CPK. Thank Goodness!

In 2011, Hospitality expert GJ Hart became the CEO of California Pizza Kitchen. He has embraced the roots of the culinary innovation and authenticity of CPK. Renovating the Beverly Hills restaurant is revitalizing the success of CPK's future.




BH Councilman Dr. Willie Brien and CPK SVP of Culinary Development Brian Sullivan

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How would you rate the food at CPK?

Cast your vote for BBQ Chicken Pizza

New Look and Menu at CPK

The interior has been transformed with reclaimed wood floors throughout and warm colors with a hint of the trademark yellow. The table tops are from barns across America.

Some new Main plate menu items includes a fire-frilled Ribeye with homemade Pinot Noir sea salt and topped with creamy bleu cheese butter.

The hearth-roasted Halibut is from the Aleutian Islands. It's roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash, farro, baby kale and grilled asparagus.

Seasonal items are a creative Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza and Lobster Roll on Parmesan flatbread with Maine Lobster.

They still have some of the fan favorites - Chicken Tequila Fettuccine and the original BBQ chicken salad.


Maine Lobster Roll Flatbread

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Lunch Duos

For midday diners looking for a lunch less ordinary, a diverse selection of Lunch Duos offers dozens of pairing combinations starting at $8.95. Select a pizza or half a sandwich. Next select a cup of soup or a lunch size salad and finish with a beverage. Available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SVP of Culinary Development Brian Sullivan

  1. Grew up in Las Vegas. His first hospitality job was at the age of 15 1/2 as a busboy at the Circus Circus Hotel.
  2. Worked for CPK for over 28 year. Opened the CPK at the Mirage Hotel and Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
  3. Loves the new concept, decor or culinary choices at the Recipe for Reimagination Callfornia Pizza Kitchen.

A Good Team

SVP of Culinary Development Brian Sullivan with his favorite server
SVP of Culinary Development Brian Sullivan with his favorite server | Source

Blueberry Ginger Smash and California Roots

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Creative Cocktails

Start your evening with a Blueberry Ginger Smash made with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Monin organize Agave Nectar, Domaine de Canton Ginger, fresh blueberries and lime with a splash of cranberry juice.

Another winning libation is theCalifornia Roots with Svedka vodka, fresh avocado and mint, fresh agave sour and a fennel salt rim.

They offer a unique and divine wine selection with 6 oz., 9 oz. and sold by the bottle. Sangria and wine flights include three 3 oz. pours for $11.99.

Beers are 18 oz. draft pours and light to robust bottles of beer.

A seasonal cocktail is the citrus adobe margarita made with a smooth tequila.

Herb Garden for the Pizza and Wine Racks

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