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Share Repurchase Agreement - California Pizza Kitchen Inc. and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. LP

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                           SHARE REPURCHASE AGREEMENT

     This SHARE REPURCHASE AGREEMENT (this "Agreement"), dated as of July 27,
2000, is made by and between California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (the "Company") and
Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., L.P. ("BRS").

     WHEREAS, on June 23, 2000, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a
recapitalization plan in which the terms of the Company's outstanding Class A
Preferred Stock were amended and pursuant to which the Company would repurchase
one thousand (1,000) shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 of the Company (the
"BRS Shares") from BRS at a price per share equal to the public offering price
set forth in the final prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission in connection with the Company's underwritten public offering
pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the "IPO") (such price per share, the "IPO Price").

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein,
intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties agree as follows:

     1.    Repurchase of the BRS Shares. Upon the closing of the IPO, the
Company shall repurchase, and BRS shall sell, the BRS Shares. The Company shall
deliver to BRS, in exchange for the BRS Shares, a cash amount equal to one
thousand (1,000) multiplied by the IPO Price.

     2.    Miscellaneous.

           a. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more
counterparts and by the parties in separate counterparts, each of which when so
executed shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which taken together
shall constitute one and the same instrument.

           b. Governing Law. The validity, performance, construction and effect
of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the
internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to principles of
conflicts of law.

           c. Further Assurances. Each party shall cooperate with, and take such
action as may be reasonably requested by, another party in order to carry out
the provisions and purposes of this Agreement, generally, and the transactions
contemplated hereunder.

           d. Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience of
reference only and shall not constitute a part of the Agreement, nor shall they
affect its meaning, construction or effect.

           e. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, sets forth the entire agreement
and understanding among the parties as to the subject matter hereof and merges
with and supercedes all prior discussions and understandings of any and every
nature among them.

                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement
as of the date first set forth above.

                    CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN, INC.

                    By:    /s/ Gregory S. Levin
                           Gregory S. Levin
                           Its:  Vice President, Controller and Assistant

                    BRUCKMANN, ROSSER, SHERRILL & CO., L.P.

                    By:  BRS PARTNERS, Limited Partnership,
                         Its general partner,

                         By:  BRSE Associates, Inc., Its general partner

                    By:    /s/  Harold O. Rosser
                           Harold O. Rosser
                           Its:  Managing Director