A week or so before National Heroes Day in the Philippines is National Pizza Day by California Pizza Kitchen. The two holidays are not comparable but the subjects are both “good” in a pleasant kind of way. 🙂
As a casual dining restaurant serving California-style cuisines, CPK is well-known for their hearth-baked gourmet pizzas and other adventurous food selections.
In the last two years that National Pizza Day has been celebrated, California Pizza Kitchen designated August 15 for the celebration. The one-day event has been very popular and has seen long lines of waiting guests in the store from opening to closing time.
But one day of overflowing pizza just seems not enough for a pizza-loving nation such as the Philippines, right? So why not make it three (3) days? And so it is!
National Pizza Day 2014
On its third year, pizza lovers will be enjoying this event not only for a day, but for three days starting today – August 13 and until August 15! With every order of CPK‘s regular hand-tossed or crispy thin crust pizzas, guests get another regular pizza for free from CPK’s selection of three one-off flavors —Traditional Cheese, Original Pepperoni, and Italian Sausage + Pepper.
You have to take note however, that this promotion is not valid with Personal and Kids Pizzas, Pick Your Match, existing promos, senior citizen discounts, privileges, catering, CPK gift certificates and the EAT card. Advance ordering will not be accepted and items for takeout are subject to 10% packaging charge.
I Ate 15 Slices of Pizza in 1 hour
In a blogger’s night held three weeks ago, CPK generously gave us the privilege to try 15 of their regular pizza flavors / variants. It included BBQ Chicken, Five Cheese Fresh Tomato, Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, Pepperoni, Roasted-Garlic-Chicken, Santa Fe, The Farmers Market, The Works, Untraditonal Cheese, Hawaiian, Wild-Mountain-Mushroom, Italian Sausage + Pepper, Original Pepperoni, Traditional Cheese, and one more variant I forgot the name. 😛
I took on their challenge of trying 1 slice each of all the 15 variants laid on the table. I took on the slowly-but-surely strategy. My first plate consisted of 6 slices, this was followed by a plate of 5 slices, and finally, a plate of 4 slices. Good number set, isn’t it? 🙂
All of them were good but my favorites were Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, Roasted-Garlic-Chicken, The Farmers Market, Untraditonal Cheese, and Hawaiian. But the one which took the gold that night was Santa Fe!
“This celebration is not just because of our anniversary but it also serves as our recognition to our patrons, for continuously frequenting CPK since we brought it here in 1997. Our seventeenth year in this fast-growing industry is a testament that we’ve captured the tastes of many Filipinos,” said Archie Rodriguez, President and CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., franchisee of the first CPK outside the United States.
National Pizza Day also coincides with the opening of the first CPK in the Philippines way back in 1997.