Restaurant dealmaking is heating up again with the start of a consumer spending recovery and greater access to capital that has whetted private equity firms’ appetite after a two-year fast. CKE Restaurants Inc (CKR.N), the owner of Hardee’s and Carl’s…

California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI) joined the restaurant-chain sale frenzy this week, saying it is exploring financial options including a sale or major investment. But while chains such as Carl’s Jr parent CKE Restaurants (CKR) are selling because they urgently need…

California Pizza Kitchen Inc (CPKI.O) is seeking buyers for the restaurant chain, a source familiar with the deal said, sending its shares up as much as 17 percent on Friday. The chain known for gourmet hearth-baked pizzas and creative salads…

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (Nasdaq:CPKI), home of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened its second location in the Middle East today. The new restaurant, opened…

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., home of the original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, announced today their new Small Cravings menu. Small Cravings deliver the big innovative flavors CPK…