California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California. The chain is widely known for its innovative and non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. They have an extensive children's menu for children ages 10 and under which includes a variety of different pizzas, pastas, salad, and chicken.

The chain has over 230 locations in 32 US states and eleven other countries, including 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. The company licensed its name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas, in 2000.; Nestlé purchased Kraft's pizza lines in 2010.



Greek Salad

California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Recipe

1 large English cucumber
2 medium Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained and halved lengthwise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 tsp garlic,  minced
pinch dried oregano
pinch kosher salt
pinch ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Combine the Cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and olives in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and add to the vegetables. Stir well.

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