Cosi hires BK’s Hyatt as CEO

DEERFIELD Ill. The Cosi fast-casual sandwich chain has hired former Burger King global chief operations officer James Hyatt as president and chief executive.

He succeeds Bob Merritt, who had been filling those roles on an interim basis since Kevin Armstrong exited the posts in March for health reasons. Merritt remains on the board of directors at Cosi, which is based here.

Hyatt, 51, also is serving as a director. He brings to his new posts more tha

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