Così, Inc. Thanks New York City

We Issued a Challenge to #feedthecity, and we Succeeded Together

BOSTON - Nov. 30, 2015 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Così, Inc. (NASDAQ:COSI), the fast casual restaurant company, says “thanks, New York City!” On the first three Fridays in November, Così issued a challenge to New Yorkers - together let’s #feedthecity. Così participated in this challenge by offering a free sandwich and encouraging guests to make a donation to the Food Bank for New York City.

“New Yorkers responded to our challenge by visiting our restaurants and sharing their generosity. We gave away thousands of sandwiches over the three weeks, and we are thankful to all involved for making it a success,” said RJ Dourney, Così’s CEO & President. “One of the cornerstones of Così is to give back, with our time, talent and treasures. Our goal is to be a positive influence in the communities where we do business.”

“First, we believe our guests and our people deserve to feel a connection with Così, to feel as though we are more than just a place to grab a sandwich or a salad. We want Così to be a positive addition to every community. Second, we introduced, or reintroduced, Così to thousands of New Yorkers over the past three weeks. This was a great way to reach out and offer a free lunch while encouraging our community to support a local food bank,” stated Dourney.

“We are passionate about serving our guests and our communities, and we will continue to look for ways to provide greater community support while building a stronger Così,” Dourney added.

About Così, Inc.

Così (http://www.getcosi.com) is an international fast casual restaurant company. At the heart of every Così® 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)", 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. Marketing
joyce.lee@getcosi.com
(857) 415-5035

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