Così aims to turn profit with healthful menu

Così aims to turn profit with healthful menu

CEO R.J. Dourney discusses turnaround at the struggling fast-casual chain

Così Inc. has never made a profit, but the fast-casual operator’s relatively new management team believes it has the secret ingredient that will help it start making money: a menu loaded with food-forward, healthful items.

“We’re blessed,” CEO R.J. Dourney said in a recent interview at one of the company’s restaurants in downtown Boston. “There’s a tailwind for fast casual. It’s a great time to be in the healthy, better-for-you segment.”

Così has hired Philip Kafka, a

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