Chain: California Pizza Kitchen

Church’s Chicken Hires EVP, Chief Marketing Officer

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. Crews joins Church’s from The Wendy’s Company, where he led the international marketing team and product development around the globe. In […]

California Pizza Kitchen Names G.J. Hart New CEO

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 cofounders. CPK was acquired by Golden Gate Capital on July 7. Hart, 53, […]

California Pizza Sells for $470M

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. The purchase price represents a 32 percent premium to the 30-day average price prior to the company’s board […]