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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#333 Ranked #367 last year
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Initial investment
$3.5M - $6.7M
Units as of 2023
181 Decrease 15% over 3 years

Company Overview

About California Pizza Kitchen

Industry Food
Related Categories Pizza Restaurants, Miscellaneous Full-Service Restaurants, Pizza, Food: Full-Service Restaurants
Founded 1985
Parent Company CPK Holdings Inc.
Leadership Giorgio Minardi, EVP of Global Development
Corporate Address 575 Anton Blvd., #100
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1989 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ 120
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 181 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a California Pizza Kitchen franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$3,477,000 - $6,700,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$5,000,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$2,000,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 300-400 hours
Classroom Training 100-200 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022