Cosi Enters Exclusive Partnership With Wand Corporation For Digital Menu Boards

Monday, August 22, 2011

After an extensive six month competitive testing process, Cosi, Inc. has selected WAND Corporation to be the exclusive vendor for all Digital Menu Board technology. Cosi plans to install the WAND Digital Menu Board system in all new and remodeled corporate restaurants and will encourage its franchisees to follow suit.

"We see digital menu boards as a natural progression in the development of the Cosi brand," said James Hyatt, Chief Executive Officer of Cosi. "The flexibility and efficiency of digital menu board technology will allow us to further enhance the guest experience." In regards to the recent decision, Hyatt stated that "because of WAND's impressive creative content solutions, prompt turnaround times, many years of industry experience, and the caliber of their clients, I feel we've forged a true partnership with WAND." WAND has been developing innovative restaurant technology solutions for multiple nationally recognized brands for 25 years. WAND's Digital Restaurant solution includes indoor/outdoor Digital Menu Boards (DMB), Point Of Purchase (POP) Boards, and Order Confirmation Displays (OCDs). In addition, WAND offers a state of the art Content Management System, digital analytics, and POS/DMB integrations for most major brands of POS systems. (See full article) About Cosi, Inc.

Così, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI) (http://www.getcosi.com) is a national premium convenience 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. The Così vision is to become America's favorite premium convenience restaurant by providing customers authentic, innovative, savory food while remaining an affordable luxury.

About WAND Corporation WAND Corporation is the future of QSR technology, spearheading a convergence between Digital Engagement, Point Of Sale, and Analytics. WAND's Digital Restaurant solution includes POS & Back Office Systems, award-wining Digital Menu Boards, Analytics, Enterprise Management and Support. WAND is 100 percent QSR/Fast Casual focused and has 25 years of industry experience developing innovative solutions for franchisees and corporate brands. To further its growth and its restaurant partners' success, WAND's vision is to revolutionize worldwide restaurant operations through technology, services, and data. For more information, please visit www.wandcorp.com.

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