from a legendary pizza to a global brand
WE OPENED OUR FIRST RESTAURANT IN BEVERLY HILLS IN 1985
Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to create innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York. Our California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and almost immediately, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.
Almost immediately after the first location opened, we expanded from California to more than 250 locations in more than 30 states and 11 countries. In 2009 and 2010, the delicious aromas of Californian cuisine filled the air in Dubai as CPK opened its doors in The Dubai Mall, City Center Mirdif and Mall of the Emirates.
High-quality ingredients to create innovative hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken
Since we first opened our doors in 1985, our R.O.C.K.S. philosophy (Respect, Opportunity, Communication, Kindness, Service) has set CPK apart from those both inside and outside our industry. It’s not just a saying we hang on the wall but something we all strive to live and breathe every day. These values allow our employees to be who they (really) are, encourage everyone to apply their passion to their role, and open the door for all to fulfill their potential and exceed their expectations within the organization.