California Pizza Kitchen

Jim Hyatt, president and chief executive officer of Church’s Chicken, announced today that Robert Crews will serve as the executive vice president, chief marketing officer for Church’s Chicken. He will report directly to Hyatt.

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPK), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, and creative salads, announced that G.J. Hart was named its president, CEO, and executive chairman. He will succeed Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, CPK’s...

California Pizza Kitchen and Golden Gate Capital announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital will acquire the company for $18.50 per share in cash, or approximately $470 million.