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Così hopes Chick-fil-A model will generate profits

Fast-casual chain gives incentives to managers to make restaurants profitable

Così Inc. hopes a Chick-fil-A model will help it stop losing money.

The Boston-based fast-casual chain is implementing incentive plans “modeled after Chick-fil-A” with managers and others in the system in the hopes of generating profits at the unit level — an important goal for a company that has lost money every year since it became a public company in 2003.

Così tested the effort at its New York City restaurants last year. The restaurants improved with the profit-sha

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