Food & Drink

Iconic chain California Pizza Kitchen is coming to Edmonton!

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The wildly popular fast-casual Italian restaurant California Pizza Kitchen has announced it’s coming to Canada, and the first city to get a location is Edmonton! This California-born brand started in 1985, and has since grown into a global phenomenon with 240 locations across 10 countries. Honestly, we’re surprised they haven’t already come to Canada.

The decision comes at a time when classic ‘family restaurant’ chains are being replaced by streamlined ‘fast-casual’ concepts. Of the two categories, CPK is definitely in the latter. Here’s why.

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First off, CPK is devoted to using the freshest, best ingredients for their dishes. Not only that, but they’re constantly bringing in new menu items. Like what? Well, how about a gluten-free pizza that’s actually tasty, or a cauliflower crust for the true health nuts out there. Healthy pizza? Woah, we had no idea that existed.

No exact date or location has been shared as of writing. However, we’ll be keeping tabs on this exciting new restaurant coming to Edmonton!

Check out the full press release right here.