|1.||Where and when was Così incorporated?|
| ||Così was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on May 15, 1998.|
|2.||When was the Così IPO and how many shares were offered?|
| ||Shares in Così first traded on the Nasdaq Global Market on November 22, 2002. 5,555,556 shares were sold in the IPO.
|3.||What market and under which symbol is Così traded?|
| ||Così is traded on The Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol COSI.|
|4.||How was Così started?|
Così is based on a small Parisian sandwich cafe that our founders brought to America from Paris, France and opened their first restaurant in NYC. They also brought with them the 2000 year old recipe for our signature hearth baked flatbread originally produced by the Romans.
For more information about our restaurants and company overview click here.
|5.||Where is Così located?|
Our corporate Support Center is located in Deerfield, Illinois. As of March 2, 2012, we have restaurants (company-owned and franchise) located in seventeen states, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
To find one closest to you, see the Così Locator link at the top right side of this page.
|6.||Where did Così get its name?|
| ||It’s from Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, the favorite opera of the original owner and founder of the Cosi restaurant in Paris, France.|
|7.||Are Così restaurants franchised?|
Yes, we are currently looking for franchise partners to help us build on the success we have experienced with both company-owned and franchise restaurants. Così is working closely with experienced multi-unit restaurant concept operators to open more restaurants and expand our presence into a national restaurant company.
For franchise information click here.
|8.||How many Così restaurants are there?|
(As of March 8, 2012)
|9.||When does the year end for Così?|
| ||Our fiscal year ends on the Monday closest to December 31st.|
|10.||When does Così include restaurants in its comparable restaurant sales or same store sales calculation?|
| ||In calculating comparable restaurant sales, we include a restaurant in the comparable base after it has been in operation for 15 full months. |
|11.||How can I buy shares in Così?|
| ||We are a publicly traded company and shares in Così can be purchased through your stockbroker.
|12.||Does Così have a direct purchase plan?
| ||Così does not currently have a direct purchase plan. |
|13.||Does Così pay a cash dividend?|
| ||Così does not pay a cash dividend and does not anticipate paying a dividend in the foreseeable future to retain earnings to help finance the company's continued growth.|
|14.||Who is the company's transfer agent?|
| ||American Stock Transfer & Trust Company|
59 Maiden Lane
New York, New York 10038
|15.||Who is the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm?|
| ||BDO Seidman, LLP.|
|16.||What are Così’s SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) and CUSIP (Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures) numbers?|
|17.||Where do I find financial reporting information about Così?|
We post all of our SEC filings right on this website, click here
You can also contact us through the Talk to Us form at the top of the page to request a copy of our annual report (to be sent in the mail) or you can download an Adobe PDF file, click here.
|18.||How do I get more investor information about Così?|
You can add yourself to our email list on the Corporate Overview page to automatically receive news alerts, SEC filing alerts, and other events.
Additionally, on the top of this page is a link for a form called Talk To Us which has room to request specific information, ask a question or make comments.