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Beverly Hills chain California Pizza Kitchen is opening its first location in Canada

American restaurant chain California Pizza Kitchen just announced plans to expand into the Canadian market, and their first location is set to open in Edmonton. 

The company says they've partnered with Alberta restaurateur, Samira Shariff, to open the elevated casual dining brand’s first location in Canada in the coming months.

It's the first of five locations planned for the province over the next eight years, and they say they intend to eventually expand into Vancouver and Toronto as well. 

"At CPK, we take great pride in sharing our passion for California-style pizza, fresh and creative ingredients and best-in-class hospitality with our guests around the world," said Jim Hyatt, CEO of CPK, in a statement.

"We’ve had our sights set on expanding into Canada for many years now, to bring CPK a little closer to home for all of our Canadian guests who’ve become loyal regulars at so many of our U.S. locations, whether joining us on vacation or business travel."

The chain is well-known for several of their signature dishes including their Original BBQ Chicken Pizza. 

They also provide options for those with dietary restrictions such as the vegetable-powered cauliflower pizza crust and healthier options like power bowls and cedar plank salmon. 

CPK was founded in California in 1985 and has more than 240 restaurants in 10 countries and U.S. territories. 

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