California Pizza Kitchen Opens in Simi Valley, Calif. on November 30, 2005; Opening to Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley

California Pizza Kitchen Opens in Simi Valley, Calif. on November 30, 2005; Opening to Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley

LOS ANGELES — California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened its newest location in Simi Valley, Calif. today in the Simi Valley Town Center.

The new CPK, located at 1555 Simi Town Center Way near Robinson’s-May, is open Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The menu will feature newly introduced items, including Schezwan Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps; California Shrimp Cocktail; Adobe Chicken Chowder, a creamy, rich chowder with chicken, Wehani rice, sweet roasted corn, green chilies, mild onions, bell peppers and cilantro; Spaghetti Carbonara with sauteed pancetta, petite peas, and Italian parsley in a Romano cheese cream sauce; Shanghai Garlic Noodles with wok-stirred Chinese noodles in a garlic ginger sauce with snow peas, Shiitake mushrooms, mild onions, red and yellow peppers, baby broccoli and scallions; the Milan Pizza, a new Neapolitan-style pizza with grilled and sweet Italian sausage, sauteed wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, Fontina, Mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses. For those with a sweet tooth, two new desserts are being added to the menu: a Chocolate Banana Royale Cake and a Caramel Fudge Pecan Cheesecake.

The new restaurant will also feature all of the CPK favorites, including the Jamaican Jerk Pizza, BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad and Kung Pao Spaghetti. A full bar offers an extensive beverage menu with a great selection of wines along with more than 40 specialty drinks, including CPK’s original California Cosmo, and an extensive list of martinis, margaritas and cocktails.

Following a long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities in which it operates, California Pizza Kitchen will donate 100% of pizza sales on Wednesday, December 7 to the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley. The organization, based in Simi Valley, provides a positive, safe, healthy and fun environment that empowers youth to become responsible individuals and citizens of tomorrow.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain in the premium pizza segment. The Company’s full service restaurants feature an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, soups and sandwiches. The chain operates, licenses or franchises 188 restaurants of which 157 are company-owned and 31 operate under franchise or license agreements. One of the company owned concepts included in this total is LA Food Show, which currently has one location in Manhattan Beach, California. The Company also has a licensing arrangement with Kraft Pizza Company which manufactures and distributes a line of California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen pizzas. Children who dine at California Pizza Kitchen choose from an extensive menu, recently named “The Best Kids Menu in America” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.

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