Così CEO welcomes challenge of turnaround

Così CEO welcomes challenge of turnaround

R.J. Dourney discusses his plans for the fast-casual chain

When R.J. Dourney was named chief executive officer of Così Inc. and placed on the board of directors in March, he welcomed the challenge with open arms.

When Nation’s Restaurant News asked if he had any apprehensions about taking the reins at the 121-unit fast-casual operator that has been riddled with financial problems for the better part of a decade, he replied, “None at all.”

Dourney, whose holding company Hea

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