California Pizza Kitchen Is Rolling Out Pizza Crust Made of Cauliflower
They're the first national restaurant chain to get in on the trend.
California Pizza Kitchen, the restaurant chain known for its inventive pies, will have a healthy new option in early 2018.
The restaurant’s is unveiling a pizza crust made primarily of cauliflower—which home cooks have been doing for years, but is a first from any national restaurant brand.
The crust is a lower-carb alternative to their hand-tossed dough and made with gluten-free ingredients. In 2018, customers will be able to order the new crust on any CPK pizza for $2.50 extra.
“Cauliflower has proven itself to be this amazing powerhouse ingredient – it’s healthful, it’s extremely versatile, and best of all, it’s delicious,” says Brian Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Culinary Innovation. “As cauliflower’s popularity continues to soar, alongside a demand for vegetable-centric meal options on the whole, we were inspired to put our creative California twist to the trend.”
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Starting on Monday, Nov. 27, the chain will first introduce their vegetable-based crust at select Southern California locations (Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Rainbow Harbor); and in early 2018 will be served up at all CPK locations nationwide (excluding airport, stadium, university and hotel locations).
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California Pizza Kitchen was already first among national restaurant brands to introduce a gluten-free crust systemwide back in 2013.
Can’t say we’re not intrigued to give their healthier alternative a taste.
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