California Pizza Kitchen was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. California Pizza Kitchen, also known as CPK, is defined by their healthy baked pizzas made with global recipes and a unique combination of standard pizza ingredients. CPK has a well-defined workplace culture that stems from their dedication to make CPK a great place to work, striving to amaze every guest, achieving financial success, and commitment to support local communities.
In 2015, California Pizza Kitchen announced its National Partnership with Make-A-Wish and the Round It Up America program. Through the campaign, CPK has activated its nearly 200 restaurants across the country to give guests the opportunity to round up their bills to the nearest dollar or give a specific donation to support Make-A-Wish. In August of 2015, only a few short months after the campaign imitated, nearly $250,000 was raised to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Within the local community, California Pizza Kitchen has launched Pizza With A Purpose fundraisers which allows guests to donate 20% of their check to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Locations such as Pembroke Pines, Coconut Point, and Waterside Shops have seen great success in raising funds and engaging the community.