California Pizza Kitchen opened a full-service restaurant at Stoneridge Shopping Center this week, moving from a second floor location to a spacious 6,000-square-foot restaurant on the lower level next to other outdoor-accessible restaurants.
The restaurant seats 222 guests and includes outdoor patio seating. Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Its outside access allows California Pizza Kitchen to be open longer than normal shopping center hours and even gives customers a chance to order by phone and have their food delivered to their cars outside the restaurant.
The CPK menu features old favorites as well as new items, and the restaurant offers an extensive beverage menu from its full bar.
Craig Redden, general manager, said the restaurant has 168 employees including some who work 25-30 hours a week but still have full company benefits.
He said the restaurant is will hold a special charity event on Tuesday, Sept. 13 with 100% of all dine-in proceeds that day to be given to the Tri-Valley YMCA.