Following on from the opening of a store in Los Angeles International Airport, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has announced the opening of a new franchise location in India’s business district. Fuelling efforts in India is Sanjay Mahtani, Co-Founder and Operator of JSM Corporation Pvt. This marks the second CPK India location under his portfolio, having opened a location in Seawoods Grand Central Mall earlier this year.
“We’ve experienced firsthand how California Pizza Kitchen resonates with our guests and recognise the demand for the brand’s famous California-inspired cuisine and creative menu,” said Sanjay Mahtani, Owner and Operator of both California Pizza Kitchen India locations. “We’re eager to continue to grow with our second restaurant in India and provide even more guests with the fresh, quality ingredients and innovative menu items that CPK is known for.”
Located in the business and residential community of Kohinoor Square, the new restaurant features an inviting dining area that conveys California style with a “nod” to Indian culture. In addition to its California-inspired hand-tossed pizzas, pastas and desserts, the menu features six new India-only items.
This includes Avocado Super Green Pizza, Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas, Black Bean Quesadillas, Dynamite Shrimp, Crispy Fish Tacos and Chipotle Black Bean Burger.
“The new opening in India further accelerates our strategic franchise development plans, and we’re thrilled to grow alongside such experienced operators like Sanjay as we continue to expand both globally and domestically,” commented Giorgio Minardi, Executive Vice President of Global and Franchise Operations for CPK. “Recognising that our franchise partners all have unique and different needs respective of their locations, we are proud to offer a strong franchise model that includes customizable menus, flexible prototypes, and multiple daypart offerings that cater to various markets.”
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