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.