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Così pop-up unit aims to launch growth

Così's new pop-up restaurant in Chicago will be used to test new menu ideas and decor, says chief executive Carin Stutz.

Nearly a year to the day since her hiring as chief executive of Così Inc., Carin Stutz oversaw the Dec. 12 debut of the 129-unit fast-casual chain’s “pop-up” restaurant in downtown Chicago, where the brand will try out new menus and décor as an intended precursor to innovation-driven growth.

Stutz and her executive team at Così’s Deerfield, Ill., headquarters held their first

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