California Pizza Kitchen is also known as CPK and is a casual dining restaurant chain based in the United States. The restaurant chain specializes in creating California-style pizza. California Pizza Kitchen was founded in the year 1985 by two attorneys. Its first restaurant opened in Beverly Hills, California. They are known primarily for their non-traditional pizza styles like Jamaican jerk chicken pizza, barbecue pizza and BLT pizzas. They also have a number of other menu items including soup, salad, pasta, desserts and sandwiches. Their children's menu is extensive, making this a place for families to enjoy eating together.