California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) today announced the openings of restaurants in three global markets: Manila, Philippines; Daegu, South Korea and Salt Lake City. The opening of these new franchise locations marks the beginning of CPK’s emergence from its restructuring process, charting the way for an even stronger future for the brand. In addition to these three new openings, CPK is planning three additional new international locations that are already under construction.
The new franchise locations are located at the Evia Mall in Manila, Philippines; Daegu Mall in Daegu, South Korea and the Salt Lake City Airport. The new restaurants in Manila and Daegu will be the 5th and 7th location in the Philippines and South Korea respectively, and are evidence of the company’s strategic expansion in growing markets and its business and financial health. The initial openings for all three locations were met with great success.
“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 & 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 after government officials eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. As with all CPK locations, all the new restaurants are implementing rigorous cleaning and safety measures and customers can enjoy CPK’s innovative, California cuisine with complete peace of mind and security.
“We’re very proud to partner with Pie Co., Seoulland and HMSHost and expand our franchise relationships in these three CPK Markets. 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,” Minardi continued.