Così's new CEO Stutz prepares for future

Investor Brad Blum calls decision "a missed opportunity" for innovation

Carin Stutz said her first step as the new president and chief executive of Così Inc. will be to evaluate the bakery-sandwich chain’s operations and improve top-line sales.

Stutz, who on Jan. 1 will take the reins of the 138-unit company, and Stephen Edwards, who on the same date will become chairman of the Così board, spoke with Nation’s Restaurant News en route to its Deerfield, Ill., headq

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