December 30, 2011
Carin L. Stutz has taken over as chief executive officer and president at Così Inc.
She also will join the board of directors for the fast casual sandwich chain. Stutz replaces James Hyatt, who resigned in September.
She comes to Cosi from Brinker International, where she was president of global development, leading all aspects of franchise development and operations for 240 Chili's and Maggiano's restaurants around the globe. She also has held executive positions at Applebee¿s International Inc., Wendy's International, Sodexo U.S.A. and NutriSystem Inc.
Stutz has a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and an MBA from Mid America Nazarene University.