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California Pizza Kitchen

CPK unveils a new look

A dozen restaurants are being outfitted with a design abounding in upscale touches.

Future 50: Emerging Brands

ASAP

A spinoff of California Pizza Kitchen, ASAP offers a limited selection of CPK’s pizzas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers.

Food trucks fill the streets and parking lots of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin and Portland, Ore. Los Angeles alone counts 9,000 food trucks and carts, including branded vehicles from California Pizza Kitchen and Carl’s Jr. Yet when Ray Villaman, moderator of a trucks panel at the Restaurant Leadership Conference, asked who in the audience has or plans to launch a food truck, only a few hands were raised.

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