Cosi, Inc. Treats Every Guest to Coffee on Wednesdays

BOSTON, Oct. 16, 2015 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Così, Inc. (NASDAQ:COSI), the fast casual restaurant company, is sharing its newly-launched Xando® coffee through #wakeupwednesday. From now through the end of the year, Cosi is buying everyone a cup of coffee every Wednesday. “We believe that there is no better way to introduce our specialty coffee to America”, says Joyce Lee, Cosi’s V.P. of Marketing. “We have a spectacular cup of coffee and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our guests,” Lee went on to say.

This past spring, Cosi partnered with Coffee Bean International to launch Xando®, a new specialty coffee exclusive to Cosi. Xando® is sourced from the top 5% of global coffee beans. It is a blend of handpicked Arabica beans from Latin America, Indonesia and Africa. Depending on the season, guests can also enjoy a featured single-origin coffee (currently Ethiopian). Cosi’s coffee is sustainably roasted in small batches in the Pacific Northwest to ensure that the quality and flavor are upheld from tree to cup.

For every cup of coffee purchased at participating Cosi® locations in the U.S.A., $0.10 is donated back to a local food bank. “This is core to our commitment of making a difference in the communities of which Cosi® is a part,” said Lee. We are passionate about giving back,” Lee further commented.

The Xando® name harkens back to the brand’s roots, when Cosi Sandwich Bar and Xando Coffee & Bar merged to form Xando Cosi, which became Cosi®.

#wakeupwednesday and enjoy a great cup of Cosi® coffee.

About Così, Inc.

Così (http://www.getcosi.com) is an international fast casual restaurant company. At the heart of every Cosi® restaurant is an open-flame stone-hearth oven where the Così® signature flatbread is made from scratch throughout the day. The flatbread is made from a generations-old recipe and is part of many Così® favorites. Così® was founded on the idea that good-for-you food should be delicious. Menu items are made using fresh ingredients and distinctive sauces and spreads to create edgy flavors. The menu features made-to-order sandwiches, hand-tossed salads, bowls, breakfast wraps, melts, all natural soups, signature Squagels®, artisan flatbread pizzas, S'mores, snacks and desserts. Guests can also enjoy handcrafted beverages and a variety of coffee-based and specialty beverages.

Così® employees create a welcoming environment where guests are invited to relax and enjoy great food. In many cases, Così® is the cornerstone of the communities that they are in and take pride in supporting community organizations and local charities. There are currently 79 Company-owned and 30 franchise restaurants operating in fifteen states, the District of Columbia, Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates.

"Così," "(Sun & Moon Design)", “Xando” and related marks are registered trademarks of Così, Inc. in the U.S.A. and certain other countries. Copyright © 2015 Così, Inc. All rights reserved.

Additional information is available on Così's website at http://www.getcosi.com.

SOURCE Così®

Contact:

Joyce Lee
V. P. of Marketing
(857) 580-5035

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