California Pizza Kitchen plans new prototype, brand renewal

Chief executive G.J. Hart says the chain aims to become again “the California pizza authority” at UCLA restaurant conference

California Pizza Kitchen is planning to build a new prototype this year that will represent the brand’s renewal efforts as it attempts to reclaim its position as “the California pizza authority,” chief executive G.J. Hart said Tuesday.

Speaking at the 16th Annual Restaurant Industry Conference hosted by UCLA Extension, Hart, who joined CPK as chief executive in September 2011 from Texas Roadhouse, also

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