IR FAQ

1.Where and when was Così incorporated?
2.When was the Così IPO and how many shares were offered?
3.What market and under which symbol is Così traded?
4.How was Così started?
5.Where is Così located?
6.Where did Così get its name?
7.Are Così restaurants franchised?
8.How many Così restaurants are there?
9.When does the year end for Così?
10.When does Così include restaurants in its comparable restaurant sales or same store sales calculation?
11.How can I buy shares in Così?
12.Does Così have a direct purchase plan?
13.Does Così pay a cash dividend?
14.Who is the company's transfer agent?
15.Who is the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm?
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?
18.How do I get more investor information about Così?
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 Boston, Massachusetts. As of March 3, 2015, we have company-owned and franchise restaurants located in sixteen states, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. We also have franchise restaurants located in Dubai in the UAE and Costa Rica.

To find the Cosi restaurant closest to you, see the Cosi 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?
 Franchising is a key component of our growth strategy. As of March 2015, approximately 25% of our restaurant base is franchised, and we continue to seek we highly-qualified, multi-unit franchisees to assist us in expanding the Cosi® brand in the U. S. A.
8.How many Così restaurants are there?
 Total Cosi Restaurants: 111
Company-owned: 63
Franchise: 48
(as of March 3, 2015)
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, LLC
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
800.937.5449
15.Who is the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm?
 BDO USA, LLP.
16.What are Così’s SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) and CUSIP (Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures) numbers?
 SIC: 5812
CUSIP: 22122P200
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.