California Pizza Kitchen opened its first restaurant in Australia at the landmark Hillarys Boat Harbour in Perth. Operated by franchisee California Pizza Kitchen Australia, the 370-seat, 9,500-square-foot restaurant is the world’s largest CPK and the first of three restaurant openings planned for the area following recent openings in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Dubai and Mexico.
Modern design showcases CPK’s new look with rustic elements, local accents and an open kitchen showcasing a central hearth pizza oven where guests can watch their meals prepared fresh from scratch. Natural elements like warm, reclaimed woods, a fresh herb garden, colorful décor and artwork of local landmarks add to the restaurant’s modern design and neighborhood feel, while a patio opens up for California-style, al fresco dining. In addition to CPK’s classic lineup of pies, the menu also includes shareable small plates and salads like the Poke Chop Chop with Ahi tuna, baby bok choy greens and spicy Kimchi pears alongside premium wines and regional beers.
With the opening in Perth, CPK’s global franchise footprint has now reached 83 units in 16 countries around the world. Its largest international markets are Mexico (22 restaurants), South Korea (9 restaurants), Philippines (7 restaurants) and India (6 restaurants). In the US, CPK owns and operates approximately 200 restaurant locations and counting.