Travelers can now enjoy the ultimate in culinary creativity for breakfast, lunch and dinner when flying in or out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) thanks to the opening of the new California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) at Southwest’s Terminal 1. Open daily from 5 a.m. to the final scheduled flight of the day, the new CPK at LAX offers travelers a wide range of high quality, fresh and innovative menu items, including CPK’s new breakfast menu developed exclusively for LAX, hand-tossed artisan pizzas, premium main plates, items under 650 calories, hand-crafted cocktails and more. In addition to a full-service dining room and full bar featuring CPK’s newly reimagined look, CPK at LAX also offers a quick and convenient to-go counter where guests can grab a fresh and flavorful meal and a cup of Intelligentsia coffee before a flight.
Operated in partnership with Areas, a leading provider of food & beverage and retail services in the travel industry, the new CPK at LAX is a continuation of the $508 million overhaul of Terminal 1 spearheaded by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Southwest Airlines and Westfield. When finished, Terminal 1 will feature 24 world-class dining and retail concepts with a bold new terminal design spanning 25,252 feet - nearly double that of the old terminal.
“As a hometown brand born in Los Angeles, we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the exciting transformation underway at LAX with the opening of our new, full-service restaurant in Southwest’s world-class Terminal 1,” said G.J. Hart, executive chairman and CEO of California Pizza Kitchen. “Host to millions of travelers from around the world each year, it’s the ideal place to showcase our creative, globally inspired dishes, served with a distinctly Californian vibe.
“Local guests and global travelers who pass through LAX have high standards when it comes to cuisine – after all Los Angeles is one of the foodie capitals of the world – so we have created an outstanding menu that offers exclusive items found only at LAX,” Hart continued. “Prepared with high-quality ingredients like locally raised cage-free eggs, seasonal produce and premium proteins like North Atlantic salmon, the offerings at this new location are steps above what you might normally expect to find in an airport setting. We are proud to partner with Areas and Westfield to open the new CPK at LAX Terminal 1 and look forward to welcoming Southwest passengers to relax and dine with us soon.”
“We’re pleased to welcome California Pizza Kitchen to LAX as we reach our next milestone in the modernization of Terminal 1,” said Don Ostler, Southwest Airlines Senior Project Manager. “This next phase continues the enhancement of the dining experience available to our Customers, and we look forward to having CPK’s culinary creations and superb customer service offered right here at LAX Terminal 1.”
“We are excited to partner with California Pizza Kitchen, a restaurant whose globally inspired menu using locally sourced ingredients truly captures the spirit of LA we are helping to convey in T1. It is an integral part of making an amazing passenger experience for our Southwest guests,” said Xavier Rabell, CEO of Areas US.
“The Terminal 1 transformation offers a reimagined airport experience, featuring a hip, modern California feel that taps into Los Angeles and the energy of the Southwest Airlines brand,” said Keith Kaplan, Westfield’s Vice President at LAX. “Along with our partners at LAWA, Southwest and Areas, we’re seeing that transformation take shape every day. The opening of CPK at LAX marks yet another key milestone in the overall transformation.”
CPK at LAX is the latest step in CPK’s “Next Chapter” transformation, which is currently rolling out to the restaurant’s 190+ domestic, company-owned locations as well as 83 global franchised units in airports, stadiums and full-service restaurants overseas. The transformation, which includes a reimagined menu and upscale, yet relaxed new look, celebrates CPK’s 30+ years in business and continues the restaurant’s legacy of introducing inventive food and drink items.
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