Career sponsors provide women leadership opportunities in restaurant industry.
July 2013

Career sponsors can help industry women open doors to new opportunities.

Restaurant operators learn valuable tips at restaurant industry's largest show.
May 2013

How to get the most out of this year’s show.

PunchTab, the omni-channel loyalty and engagement platform, announced that Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., Bareburger, and Così, have adopted PunchTab’s technology, and are benefitting by offering rewards to customers across multiple channels. In fact, research shows customers are 2.5...

March 2013

Menu-development professionals for fast-food chains have probably watched enviously as some of their fast-casual competitors have unveiled salads that are both too elaborate and too expensive to replicate at their concepts.

Così Inc., the fast-casual restaurant company, announced another step in its strategic effort to enhance its brand and image. Tapping into a popular restaurant trend, Cosi redesigned its South Michigan Avenue downtown Chicago space in a matter of three days and reopened in a fun, energetic, pop-...

July 2012

There’s nothing quite as revitalizing as a cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. These days, however, restaurant guests are looking for more than just refreshment from their cold beverages. They are seeking fewer calories, healthful options, or, perhaps, a jolt of energy.


C.R. Restaurant, Inc., a multi-unit franchisee in the quick-serve and fast-casual market, has implemented SecureConnect managed security solutions in all 30 of its Burger King and Così locations.

The services provide all locations with a robust PCI compliance offering including managed...

Fast-casual sandwich concept Così, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI) hired Carin L. Stutz as the company’s new CEO and president beginning January 1. She also will join the Così Board of Directors.

“Carin is a proven leader with deep operational, marketing and business development...

After an extensive six month competitive testing process, Cosi, Inc. has selected WAND Corporation to be the exclusive vendor for all digital menuboard technology. Cosi plans to install the WAND digital menuboard system in all new and remodeled corporate restaurants and will encourage its...

Così, Inc., named Kimberly Letizia its new director of Culinary Innovation and Menu Strategy.
Capitol C Restaurants LLC, led by developer Richard Pawlowski, buys 13 Così restaurants and agrees to develop six more.
Despite increased revenue for 2008 as a whole, Cosi experienced losses in virtually every category the last quarter of the year.
The chain formed a special committee of independent directors.
In addition to its new healthier menu, the company will also begin listing calorie counts at all locations.
Total revenue for the fourth quarter grew 5.2 percent, while system-wide comparable restaurant sales in 2.1 percent.
The company's total revenues are up 8.3 percent.
"Our sales were softer than expected," said Kevin Armstrong, Cosi's president and chief executive officer. "We had comparable restaurant sales growth in breakfast and lunch but a decline at dinner."
Cosi, Inc. announced today that Becky Iliff, former vice president of store human resources and training for Jamba Juice, has been named the company's vice president of people, reporting to Gilbert Melott, executive vice president of operations and people.
Cosi, Inc. yesterday announced that it has promoted William Koziel to chief financial officer.
Lifeway Foods, Inc. announced today that its LowFat Vanilla Kefir will be sold to Cosi Restaurants starting next week.
Cosi, Inc. reported Tuesday that restaurant revenues for the second quarter ended July 4, 2005 were $30.6 million
Larry Bader to further franchise development for the convenience restaurant chain.