“Simply Good Taste”

Country of Origin:


Così® has its headquarters in Boston and over 70 locations in a variety of markets and settings, including transportation centers, universities, cities, and suburbs. Regardless of the market or setting, our goals are always the same: to welcome our guests, to make delicious food, and to share our story. As a private company with new ownership at the helm and with a renewed focus on the guest experience, we are putting in place support for operational improvements, enhancing the experience within the four walls, and refreshing our restaurants and our food program.

Training & Support:

Così® has a very active Training Department and Franchise Department which is focused on the training and development of the franchise business model to fully support new and existing franchisees. The Company Marketing team supports, new menu items, limited time offers, social media images and videos and more. Così® has an active loyalty member base of over 1.1 million in the United States.

Unique Business Proposition

  • Così® became a private company focused on our guests and taking the company back to the original quality concept just over two years ago.
  • Completed two store refreshes, first in over 2 years and opened three new and very successful corporate restaurants in record time.
  • The return on initial investment for the three new Cosi restaurants has been less than 6 months.
  • The refresh and new corporate restaurant opening process will continue throughout the year, with two new locations and at least two more scheduled in late 2019.
  • Working with a first-class real estate team, we have added significant duration to the lease portfolio.
  • Initiated the process of implementing a significant operations talent and upgrade program focusing on bringing top quality operational leaders to the brand.
  • Working closely with founder of Così® in Paris, Drew Harré, to refocus on the Company on its origin and foundational success.
  • Initiated the process to upgrade the Company's guest ordering platform, catering, menu revitalization, and complete in-store guest experience improvement.
  • Tested and deployed a guest ordering Kiosk system in 30 corporate restaurants, to improve the guest experience and quicken speed of service.
  • Focused successfully on franchise profitability by improving food cost, new technology and reduced in store labor.

Investor Profile

  • We seek business people of good character.
  • Foodservice and/or retail business experience supervising or managing others.
  • Ability to identify and locate real-estate within a focused area.
  • Credit-worthiness to satisfy lending, leasing or landlord requirements.
  • Net worth (excluding primary residence) - $400,000.
  • Liquidity or readily available cash - $200,000.

Operational/Signed (Outlets)

  • USA - (60)
  • Costa Rica - (10)
  • Panama  


  • Worldwide
  • GCC
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • UAE
  • Bahrain