Home About Us IT ALL STARTED IN CALIFORNIA, OF COURSEThe first CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® restaurant opened in Beverly Hills in '85. The idea? Put Cali on the pizza scene alongside places like Chicago and New York. OUR RESTAURANTS CALIFORNIA IN YOUR KITCHENOur Californian twist on the classic pizza was an instant success. CPK quickly expanded to locations across the US– and one location we're especially proud of– your freezer aisle. WHERE TO BUY THE CPK FROZEN DIFFERENCEReal places inspire our real ingredients.