They opened their 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 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 place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York.
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 as a result of the acquisition, the company’s common stock is no longer publicly traded.
In January 2018, Jim Hyatt was named Chief Executive Officer.
California Pizza Kitchen in Singapore is where you’ll find some of the most exciting pizza on the island. This location is one of a few in this family of restaurants that call a foreign country home after slowly expanding outside of the USA. You’ll find it on Orchard Road inside Claymore Connect, right next to the Orchard Hotel, and the name of the game is innovative, hearth-baked pizzas topped with flavours from all around the world. As well, California Pizza Kitchen Singapore serves distinctive pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, appetisers and desserts. This is a pizza place that’ll have you returning to Orchard time and time again.