California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ: CPKI), a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, today announced the opening of its twelfth restaurant in Mexico. Opened by CPK franchise partner Grupo Calpik, S.A.P.I. de C.V., the new location is the first California Pizza Kitchen in Metepec, a city located east of the state capital, Toluca.

The 4,650 square-foot CPK seats approximately 224 people and is located on the first floor, near the main entrance of Galerias Metepec shopping center. Home to more than 130 retail stores, Galerias Metepec is anchored by popular outlets such as Lacoste, Bebe, Liverpool, and Sears.

Tastefully decorated with warm colors and rich textures, the restaurant will open Monday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Guests can choose to dine inside, on the large outdoor patio or place a take-out order.

The menu will feature all of the popular CPK favorites including everything from the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and Waldorf Chicken Salad to the Kung Pao Spaghetti and Avocado Egg Rolls.

The new restaurant will also offer an extensive beverage menu from its full bar, including the CPK Ultimate Margarita and other signature favorites such as the Original Recipe Mojitos.

Additional CPK restaurants are located in Guadalajara, Cancun and the following suburbs of Mexico City: Lomas Verdes, Bosques de Las Lomas, Polanco District, Santa Fe, Coyoacán and Satelite.

About California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts. Of the chain's 265 restaurants, 205 are company-owned and 60 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 35 restaurants located internationally in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, South Korea, Guam, India, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates. CPK premium pizzas are also available to sports and entertainment fans at three Southern California venues including Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and STAPLES Center. Also included in the Company's portfolio of concepts is LA Food Show Grill & Bar, which is located in Manhattan Beach, California. The Company also has a licensing arrangement with Nestle USA to manufacture and distribute a line of California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen products. For more details, visit www.cpk.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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