Expanded, adventurous menu features fresh and seasonal mains, appetizers, artisan pizzas and more


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LOS ANGELES – MAY 2, 2016California Pizza Kitchen (“CPK”), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, announced today that its new “Next Chapter” menu is now available at the restaurant’s Short Hills Mall location (1200 Morris Turnpike #8270, Short Hills, NJ 07078). With a focus on high quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients, inventive main plates, customizable Lunch Duos and more alongside classic CPK favorites, the new and expanded menu is part of CPK’s transformational “Next Chapter” initiative, which is rolling out to CPK locations nationwide.


“With our ‘Next Chapter’ transformation, we’re introducing an incredible menu that showcases the best of our culinary creativity with exciting options in main dishes, like a fire-grilled ribeye and wild-caught Alaskan halibut, hand-tossed pizzas and more,” said G.J. Hart, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen. “Our diverse menu blends fresh, seasonal ingredients with bold, global inspiration. We can’t wait for our local guests to experience what’s deliciously new at CPK.”


Alongside classics like the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, salads and pastas, highlights of CPK’s new menu include:

  • Fire-Grilled Ribeye cooked with house-made pinot noir sea salt, topped with creamy bleu cheese butter and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic wild arugula salad
  • Hearth-Roasted Halibut, wild caught from Alaska and roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro, grilled asparagus and baby kale
  • Roasted Garlic Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables, a crispy-skin chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce, with a medley of the season’s freshest vegetables
  • Rotating, featured seasonal dishes, hand-tossed pizzas and more




Guests at CPK’s Short Hills Mall location may bring their own bottle of wine and there is no corkage fee. For those with specific dietary needs, CPK also has options that are under 650 calories, vegetarian and/or gluten-free. We also provide allergen information to those with food sensitivities. For the complete menu, visit


Picking up the pace with new Lunch Duos

For a quick and satisfying lunch, CPK at Short Hills Mall now offers Lunch Duos, where guests can pair lunch-sized versions of a favorite pizza or sandwich and a soup or salad. Lunch Duos give guests a great value, with more than 80 fresh, made-to-order options to mix, match and enjoy in the middle of their time-challenged days.


Satisfaction guaranteed

The new CPK menu encourages diners to seek unique and seasonal flavor combinations and offers a Menu Adventure Guarantee: If a guest tries a new dish and is not satisfied, it will be replaced with his or her favorite item from the CPK menu.


CPKids parties

CPK offers a special program that allows kids to play chef and make their own pizza from the freshest ingredients, while getting creative and learning about food along the way. Perfect for birthday parties, CPKids parties include a VIP-style behind-the-counter restaurant tour, a meal and dessert from the award-winning CPKids menu, souvenirs and a certificate for a free CPKids Meal for each child’s next visit.


To find your nearest CPK and check the availability of items in your area, please visit


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About California Pizza Kitchen

In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, CPK has launched what has become a global brand known for creative California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 15 countries and 218 cities around the world. Dedicated to a unique dining experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across the country. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit


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California Pizza Kitchen at Short Hills Mall

1200 Morris Turnpike #8270

Short Hills, NJ 07078


Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fri 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sat 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sun 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Media Contact:

Melissa Penn

Coast Public Relations for CPK

323.605.3361 (mobile)