|California Pizza Kitchen|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Key people||Richard ("Rick") L. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rosenfeld and Larry S. Flax, co-founders and Co-CEOs; Susan M. Collyns, CFO and Secretary|
|Industry||Food and beverage|
|Services||Casual fine dining restaurant|
|Revenue||$555 million (2006)|
|Net income||$21 million (2006)|
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CPK is essentially a mass-market offshoot of Wolfgang Puck's Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, and the Chez Panisse cafe in Berkeley, California. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders The California Club is a private Social club established in 1887 in downtown Los Angeles, California. Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Chez Panisse is a Berkeley, California restaurant known as the birthplace of California cuisine, a style credited to its co-founder Alice Waters Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. In 1985 the restaurant hired Spago's founding pizza chef, Ed LaDou, to design its menu, and used a similar concept involving an open kitchen centered around a wood-burning pizza oven. Ed LaDou ( October 9, 1955 &ndash December 27, 2007) was an American Pizza Chef who is credited with popularizing It is credited with spreading this once-exclusive California gourmet trend throughout the United States and, later, the world.
The chain is widely known for its innovative non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. The BLT is a variety of Sandwich containing '''B'''acon, '''L'''ettuce, and '''T'''omato. Jerk is a style of Cooking native to Jamaica in which Meats, traditionally Pork and Goat but including Chicken, Fish They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, and desserts.
The chain has over 230 locations across 31 states and six countries, including 20 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. In the Mediterranean Basin and the Near East, a kiosk ( Persian کوشک Kushk Arabic كشك Koshk Turkish Köşk An airport is a location where Aircraft such as airplanes, Helicopters and blimps take off and land A shopping mall or shopping centre is a building or set of buildings that contain Retail units with interconnecting Walkways enabling visitors  The company has also licensed their name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas. Kraft Foods Inc ( is the second-largest Food and Beverage company headquartered in North America (behind PepsiCo) and the third Food preservation is the process of treating and handling Food in a way that preserves its edibility and nutrition value