The brand’s California-style pizzas premiered in exciting overseas markets.
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has announced the opening of restaurants in three global markets: the Philippines, South Korea, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The brand has also announced that it has plans to open three additional new international locations soon, with construction already underway.
The new location in Manila, Philippines, is the fifth CPK restaurant in the country, while the opening in Daegu, South Korea marks the seventh unit located in the market. In the U.S., the new site is located at Salt Lake City Airport.
“At CPK, we take great pride in sharing our passion for California-style pizza, fresh and creative ingredients, and best-in-class hospitality with our guests whether they are on the road, or overseas,” said Giorgio Minardi, executive vice president of global development and franchise operations at CPK. “This has been truly an unprecedented year due to COVID-19 headwinds, but these openings and future construction highlight the confidence we and our partners have in the strength of the brand and its restructuring plan.”
The new Philippines location is now open at the Evia Mall, and has been allowed to open its doors after the government eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. All three sites are implementing rigorous cleaning and safety measures, with customer wellbeing at the forefront of the openings.
“We’re very proud to partner with Pie Co., Seoulland and HMSHost and expand our franchise relationships in these three CPK Markets,” said Minardi. “It takes a lot of trust, passion, and strength during these times to make such an investment and these openings are a clear indication of that commitment.”
To date, CPK has a footprint of more than 200 restaurants in eight countries and U.S. territories, which includes 40 international franchise locations.