CPK reports 7.3% drop in Oct. comps

LOS ANGELES Joining the host of other restaurant chains that have reported terrible October sales trends, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. said Thursday its same-store sales for last month fell 7.3 percent.

The casual-dining operator said most of the traffic trouble came in the long-distressed California, Florida and Nevada markets and resulted mostly from depressed traffic at the malls or lifestyle centers where California Pizza Kitchens typically are based. This week,

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