Pizza Restaurant Franchise Grows in Dubai


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California Pizza Kitchen a leading casual dining restaurant franchise featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, today opened its third location in Dubai with franchise partner, Gourmet Gulf Company.

The new CPK restaurant is located in the Mall of the Emirates, one of Dubai’s leading leisure, entertainment and shopping centers.

Situated in the heart of what is now deemed ‘New Dubai’, the mall is home to 516 international brands, including department, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing stores. It hosts a Magic Planet family entertainment area, a 14-screen multiplex cinema and a 500-seat DUCTAC community theater and arts center.

The full-service pizza restaurant outlet is located on the first floor directly across from the mall’s major attraction, Ski Dubai, the first, and only, in-door ski resort in the Middle East. The restaurant’s large patio offers guests an unobstructed view of the indoor slopes where visitors can ski, snowboard and toboggan.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts.

Of the chain's 269 restaurants, 211 are company-owned and 58 operate under franchise or license agreements. There are currently 33 restaurants located internationally in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, South Korea, Guam, India, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates.

CPK premium pizzas are also available to sports and entertainment fans at three Southern California venues including Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and STAPLES Center. Also included in the Company's portfolio of concepts is LA Food Show Grill & Bar, which has locations in Manhattan Beach and Beverly Hills, California.

The Company also has a licensing arrangement with Nestle S.A. to manufacture and distribute a line of California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen products