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California Pizza Kitchen tries take-and-bake

The full-service chain now offers cook-at-home pizza for delivery or carryout.
Photograph: Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen

Casual-dining chain California Pizza Kitchen, looking for ways to capitalize on the off-premise boom, is now offering take-and-bake pizzas.

The pizzas, available in each of the chain’s 20 varieties, are available for takeout and delivery nationwide, the chain announced this week.

What’s more, customers who dine in at California Pizza Kitchen can purchase a take-and-bake pizza for up to $10 off the menu price.

“We believe every pizza is best enjoyed fresh and hot from the oven,” said Jim Hyatt, the chain’s CEO, in a press release. “We’ve cracked the code on the very best takeout and delivery pizza experience.”

Cauliflower- and gluten-free crust pizzas are also available for take-and-bake. All pizzas come with cooking instructions.

California Pizza Kitchen currently operates more than 240 restaurants in 10 countries. It saw sales decline 1.6% year over year in 2018, according to Technomic estimates.

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