Cosi® Now Serves Naturally-Raised Chicken with No Antibiotics Added

CEO RJ Dourney says company continues in commitment to doing the right thing for our guests.

July 01, 2014 // // Boston, MA - Cosi, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI), the fast-casual restaurant company, today announced that it will now serve naturally-raised chicken with no added antibiotics.

"This chicken is a game-changer for Cosi and for our guests," said RJ Dourney, President and CEO of Cosi. "Not only does it offer the great nutrition that our guests are increasingly demanding, the taste and texture of the new chicken is simply terrific."

"Cosi has been serving an all-natural chicken in its restaurants. We have now gone a step further because it is the right thing to do for our guests in support of our commitment to serving the highest quality products we can for our health-conscious guests," said Jennifer Silviera, VP Supply Chain Management.

In addition to its demand for chicken that provides great nutrition, Cosi insisted that the taste of the chicken was equally important. "Our customers don't want to settle. They come to Cosi for a premium experience. We knew our chicken had to meet our high standards for quality while maintaining an exceptional taste. I can't tell you how many hundreds of pieces of chicken our culinary team tasted until we found just the right product," said Dourney.

Cosi's new chicken is now available in its restaurants in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas and Michigan. Other Cosi locations in the USA will follow by July 30, 2014.

About Così, Inc.

Così® ( is a national fast -casual restaurant chain that has developed featured foods built around a secret, generations-old recipe for crackly-crust flatbread. This artisan bread is freshly baked in front of customers throughout the day in open-flame stone-hearth ovens prominently located in each of the restaurants. Così's warm and urbane atmosphere is geared towards its sophisticated, upscale, urban and suburban guests. There are currently 66 Company-owned and 49 franchise restaurants operating in sixteen states, the District of Columbia, the United Arab Emirates, and Costa Rica. The Così® vision is to become America's favorite fast casual restaurant by providing customers authentic, innovative, savory food while remaining an affordable luxury.

The Così® menu features Così® sandwiches, freshly-tossed salads, bowls, breakfast wraps, melts, soups, Così® Squagels®, flatbread pizzas, S'mores, snacks and other desserts, and a wide range of coffee and coffee-based drinks and other specialty beverages. Così® restaurants are designed to be welcoming and comfortable with an eclectic environment. Così's sights, sounds, and spaces create a tasteful, relaxed ambience that provides a fresh and new dining experience.

"COSI" and related marks are registered trademarks of Così, Inc. in the U.S.A. and certain other countries. Copyright © 2014 Così, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Così, Inc.

Media Contact:

Marc Lapides
Director of Marketing, Cosi Inc.



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