California Pizza Kitchen's QSR (quick-serve restaurant) concept is fizzling. Last year saw the closing of the CPK ASAP adjacent to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, presumably cannibalized by the full-service CPK in the GardenWalk mall.
Now it's the turn of the CPK ASAP in the South Coast Plaza annex (you know, hipster central, where the H&M, Crate & Barrel, and the Apple Store are). A sign was posted yesterday announcing it would be closed as of today. That didn't stop the lines of people looking for an alternative to expensive Hamamori across the way.
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This just provides one more excuse for the $20 three-course lunch at Marché Moderne across the bridge. . . .