Industry News | May 13, 2010

California Pizza Kitchen Will Meddle in Quick Service

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California Pizza Kitchen Inc. (CPK), a casual-dining chain featuring a line of hearth-baked pizzas, announced the opening of its first travel plaza location. The new quick-service restaurant, opened by CPK franchise partner HMSHost, is located in the newly redeveloped King of Prussia Service Plaza in Philadelphia.

“We have a great partnership with HMSHost and have enjoyed working with them to successfully bring CPK restaurants to numerous airports across the country,” says Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, cofounders and co-CEOs of California Pizza Kitchen. “We look forward to further expanding the CPK brand into this new arena of travel plazas as an additional avenue to provide our great food to guests in a convenient way.”

Located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) Westbound between the Norristown and Valley Forge Interchanges in Upper Merion Township, the new 1,000-square-foot CPK restaurant will neighbor the Pennsylvania Welcome Center, which provides information about Pennsylvania’s cultural, historical, private, and scenic attractions, as well as the latest road and weather conditions.

Travelers will be able to order from a specialized selection of CPK’s most popular pizzas, pastas, soups, salads, and Panini sandwiches, including the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and Chicken Tequila Fettuccine. For guests needing to quickly resume their travel, the new CPK will have a variety of salads and sandwiches available in a convenient Grab ‘n’ Go case. Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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