California Pizza Kitchen announces franchise opening in Costa Rica

The casual dining leader continues its franchise growth with an expansive two-story location in Costa Rica

COSTA MESA, California., November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — California pizza kitchen (CPK), the creators of California-style pizza, announced the opening of a new franchise location in New York Costa Ricafurther expanding CPK’s global footprint Latin America. The restaurant is located outside the Multiplaza shopping center in Escazu San Jose. This latest CPK franchise builds on a momentous year for the brand with new restaurant openings Canada, Indiaand Chile earlier this year.

CPK’s newest franchise location will be owned and operated by Byron Mora PorrasChairman of Conceptos Gastronomicos, part of a larger company that currently operates restaurants and retail outlets in 11 countries across Central and South America South America.

“We are excited to work with partners like Byron and his team, who share the same brand principles and values ​​that CPK has lived for over 35 years. We look forward to working with his team to bring CPK fresh California inspired kitchen too Costa Rica,” said Giorgio Minardi, Executive Vice President of Global and Franchise Operations at CPK. “A living, cultural melting pot, Costa Rica is the ideal place to grow our incredible brand and we plan to open another location there soon.”

Located just outside the bustling capital San Jose The new restaurant in the popular Escazu district is part of the recently renovated Multiplaza shopping center, which appeals to both locals and tourists alike. The expansive, two-story restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows and a large alfresco patio area to enjoy the warm, tropical climate Costa Rica. Shoppers looking for a place to relax for lunch or have dinner with family and friends can enjoy the spacious indoor dining area California Theme accents that celebrate the state’s sunny, laid-back vibe. Next to his classic California-inspired, handcrafted pizzas, pastas and desserts, the menu features signature dishes like CPK’s Carbonara Pasta, Dynamite Shrimp, Hot Wings and the new West Coast Burger, which launched last October. The West Coast Burger features a signature beef mix of wagyu, chuck and brisket, topped with melted American cheese, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce and homemade burger sauce, and served with crispy potatoes.

“As we work with consumers around the world, we know that California Pizza Kitchen’s innovative cuisines and cooking styles will resonate deeply with Costa Ricans,” Byron Mora Porras, President of Conceptos Gastronomicos. “We are grateful that CPK has given us the flexibility to tailor our menu and restaurant design to the needs of our customers here in Costa Rica. With a beautiful multi-level outdoor space, this restaurant will offer Costa Ricans a place to experience the taste and feel California in your own country.”

The new restaurant is located on Boulevard Camino Real, off Autopista Prospero Fernandez Hwy, Escazu, Costa Rica10201 and is open from 11:00 O’CLOCK10:00 PM Daily. Follow @cpkcostarica on Instagram for more information.

California Pizza Kitchen offers franchisees flexibility with customizable menus, design layouts, and multiple daily specials, allowing each location to customize to meet local market needs. These key differentiators have positioned the brand as an attractive investment for experienced multi-unit franchisees. To learn more about franchise development opportunities and available markets with the brand, visit

About California Pizza Kitchen
In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills, introducing diners to California-inspired gourmet pizza. With a passion for combining fresh, seasonal ingredients with flavor inspiration from around the world, CPK is now a global brand serving creative California cuisine in more than 180 restaurants in 11 countries and US territories. From its innovative oven-baked pizzas like The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and California Club, to imaginative salads and unique pasta dishes that blend the old world with the new, CPK does everything with an imaginative, California-inspired twist guests love .

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