California Pizza Kitchen announces Canadian expansion plans

We have received news of another international food chain entering the Canadian market, this time, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK).

The U.S.-based concept offers Californian-style pizzas, pastas and salads at 200 locations in eight states, including franchise locations at airports, casinos and stadiums across the states.

CPK’s first Canadian location is scheduled to open in Edmonton, Alberta, in the second quarter of 2022, the brand tells Dished.

“In anticipation of next year’s opening, we’m extremely excited to take the first step in bringing California Pizza Kitchen’s first franchise to Canada to life,” said Naheed Shariff, CEO of CPK’s Alberta footprint.

“In addition to welcoming new guests, we are eager to partner with this iconic global brand to help support the local economy by creating more than 100 stable jobs for those in the food and beverage industry.”

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California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada (JJava Designs / Shutterstock)

In addition to the Edmonton outpost, CPK plans to expand to Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ontario, with “selected franchise partners.”

We will keep you informed as more details about these openings are released.

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