LOS ANGELES-California Pizza Kitchen’s same-store sales rose 4.7% year over year during its first quarter, which ended on April 1. Total revenues rose 15.2%, hitting $149.4 million.

Even with the same-store sales increase, executives think restaurants could have performed better. They estimate that unfavorable weather hindered their units and that comparable sales would have come in 0.4% better.

However, same-store sales were better than expected, beating the 3% to 4% increase management forecast in February. During the first quarter the previous year, same-store sales jumped 6.7%.

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