The Lenox Square Mall location is the first in Georgia to unveil CPK’s new look, expanded menu and hand-crafted cocktails
ATLANTA (November 2015) – California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, announced today that its nationwide “Next Chapter” initiative has been unveiled at its flagship Atlanta restaurant. Reopening today following a four-month remodel, CPK’s Lenox Square Mall location is the first in Georgia to showcase the restaurant’s “Next Chapter” reinventions, which include a completely redesigned, rustic atmosphere, expanded, seasonally inspired menu and hand-crafted cocktails featuring fresh ingredients, made to order. This location is among approximately 80 CPKs across the country spearheading the restaurant’s new look and menu rollout this year. CPK has a long history in Atlanta, originally opening its popular Lenox Square Mall location in 1987 – its first location outside California and fourth location for the company, founded in 1985.
“We are upping our game with this transformation, which we call the Next Chapter,” said G.J. Hart, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen. “We’ve taken the best of our history and soul, and innovated to make it current for today’s sophisticated guest. The new look, menu and experience create a space to relax and unwind in a welcoming neighborhood environment.”
The redesigned CPK at Lenox Square Mall offers an upscale yet relaxed feel with warm, reclaimed woods and other sustainable materials, vibrant art installations, natural herb garden and freestanding bar with TVs. Locally inspired accents include artwork displaying notable regional highlights such as The Fox Theatre, Piedmont Park and the Georgia State Capitol Building and regional brews on tap, such as Creature Comforts’ Bibo Pilsner, Three Taverns’ A Night on Ponce IPA and Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale. Additionally, the restaurant features an open kitchen where guests can watch as food is prepared from scratch and artisan pizzas are hand-tossed and cooked in the open-hearth oven. The 5,000-square-foot open floor plan increased seating from 182 to 229 in the restaurant.
New globally inspired flavors, seasonal dishes and premium spirits
The restaurant’s “Next Chapter” menu includes CPK’s signature hand-tossed pizza favorites like the iconic Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, with new options in appetizers, salads, sides and seasonal dishes, like the Brussels + Bacon Flatbread, featuring roasted brussels sprouts, Nueske’s Applewood-smoked bacon, sweet caramelized onions and creamy goat cheese atop hand-stretched dough. New main plates include a Fire-Grilled Ribeye with house made pinot noir sea salt, topped with creamy bleu cheese butter and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic wild arugula salad; as well as Hearth-Roasted Halibut, wild caught from Alaska and roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro, grilled asparagus and tender baby kale. Also seasonal for fall, CPK’s Harvest Kale Salad features baby kale, toasted farro, roasted butternut squash, Napa cabbage and shaved Bosc pear, along with marinated cranberries, spiced pecans and goat cheese, with housemade citrus vinaigrette.
CPK Lenox will also feature a creative new menu of hand-crafted cocktails highlighting premium alcohols and fresh juices, purees and herbs. New offerings include the refreshing Blueberry Ginger Smash with fresh muddled blueberries, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Domaine de Canton Ginger, lime and cranberry; and the California Roots featuring fresh avocado, shaken smooth with Svedka vodka, mint and agave sour, with a fennel salt rim. CPK also offers California premium wines like Buena Vista, Mark West, Sonoma-Cutrer and CPK’s custom blend by KOZ.
Picking up the pace with new Lunch Duos
For a quick and satisfying lunch, CPK is introducing Lunch Duos, where guests can pair lunch-sized versions of a favorite pizza or sandwich and a soup or salad. Lunch Duos give guests a great value, with more than 80 fresh, made-to-order options to mix, match and enjoy in the middle of their time-challenged days.
Alongside CPK’s redesign at Lenox, its expanded menu and hand-crafted cocktails are now available at all Atlanta-area CPK locations, including Atlantic Station, Perimeter, Northpoint, Peachtree and Pine Straw.
For more information on the complete menu, visit www.cpk.com/reimagined. For images of the Next Chapter design elements and new menu items, visit http://www.cpk.com/virtualtour. Additional photos, including the new logo, are available upon request; for b-roll visit http://webhost.cpk.com/broll.
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About California Pizza Kitchen
In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, CPK has launched what has become a global brand known for creative California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 16 countries and 218 cities around the world and has served over 15 million pizzas to more than 43 million guests. Dedicated to a unique dining experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across the country. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit cpk.com.