Così, Inc: Così Hires Scott Carlock as Chief Financial Officer

        Così, Inc: Così Hires Scott Carlock as Chief Financial Officer

             COSI® HIRES SCOTT CARLOCK AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 The company strengthens its management ranks with a top
industry veteran.

Boston, MA - July 10, 2014 - Cosi, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI), the fast-casual
restaurant company, today announced that it has hired Scott Carlock as Chief
Financial Officer.

Carlock, 46, joins Cosi from quick-service restaurant leader Yum! Brands, Inc.
(NYSE: YUM) where he has been employed for the past 13 years. He has held
several senior finance and accounting roles with Yum! Brands, including Senior
Manager of Finance for KFC US, Business Unit Controller and Senior Manager of
KFC and Long John Silver, Associate Manager of SEC Reporting, and most
recently, Tax Controller and Director where he led global tax planning and
reporting. 

In total, Carlock has over 20 years of professional finance and accounting
experience, nearly all of which have been with publicly-traded companies, and
includes more than 13 years in the restaurant industry.

"We are pleased to have someone with Scott's pedigree join the Cosi senior
leadership team," said RJ Dourney, Cosi CEO and President. "Scott brings with
him not only years of leadership and financial experience from one of the
world's leading restaurant organizations, but he has a passion for this
industry and the Cosi brand that simply can't be taught."

"Cosi is a fantastic brand with incredible food, including its signature
flatbread, of which I am a big fan," said Carlock. "RJ Dourney laid out for
me a vision of where he wants to take Cosi and I jumped at the chance to join
in that mission. I think there are great things ahead for Cosi."

Carlock will replace Bill Koziel, Cosi's current CFO. "Bill was a vital
partner through my first few months on the job as CEO. We wish him every
success as he continues forward with his career," said Dourney. "The Board
would like to thank Bill for his many years of service and dedication to
Cosi," added Mike O'Donnell, Chairman of the Audit Committee. "He provided
invaluable support and guidance through many difficult times, and we wish him
well in his new position and future endeavors."

Prior to joining Yum! Brands, Inc., Mr. Carlock served as Corporate Controller
of PrintCafe, Inc., a provider of software solutions for the print industry.
From October 1993 to November 2000, Mr. Carlock served in several finance and
accounting roles with Mellon Financial Corporation, a publicly-traded
financial services company, most recently as Vice President Controller of its
eCommerce Group. From September 1990 to October 1993, Mr. Carlock served as
an auditor for KPMG, LLP. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting
from Bryant College in 1990 and successfully achieved accreditation as a
certified public accountant in 1993.

Carlock will soon join the Cosi team in its new Boston headquarters.

About Così, Inc.
Così^®(http://www.getcosi.com) 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 65 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.

Cosi Media Contact

Vicki Baue
VP, Cosi Inc.
847-597-8800

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