Cosi® Enters Exclusive Partnership with WAND Corporation for Digital Menu Boards

Aug. 22, 2011

Eden Prairie, Minnesota - August 12, 2011. After an extensive six month competitive testing process, Cosi, Inc. has selected WAND Corporation to be the exclusive vendor for all Digital Menu Board technology. Cosi plans to install the WAND Digital Menu Board system in all new and remodeled corporate restaurants and will encourage its franchisees to follow suit.

“We see digital menu boards as a natural progression in the development of the Cosi® brand,” said James Hyatt, Chief Executive Officer of Cosi. “The flexibility and efficiency of digital menu board technology will allow us to further enhance the guest experience.” 

In regards to the recent decision, Hyatt stated that “Because of WAND’s impressive creative content solutions, prompt turnaround times, many years of industry experience, and the caliber of their clients, I feel we’ve forged a true partnership with WAND.” WAND has been developing innovative restaurant technology solutions for multiple nationally recognized brands for 25 years. WAND’s Digital Restaurant® solution includes indoor/outdoor Digital Menu Boards (DMB), Point Of Purchase (POP) Boards, and Order Confirmation Displays (OCDs). In addition, WAND offers a state of the art Content Management System, digital analytics, and POS/DMB integrations for most major brands of POS systems. 

Cosi® is a national premium convenience restaurant chain that has 81 corporate sites and 59 franchise sites across 18 states, the District of Columbia and the United Arab Emirates. It’s upscale menu prominently features made to order sandwiches with Cosi’s delicious artisan flatbread, freshly-tossed salads, flatbread pizzas and more. Cosi® continually upgrades its menu to meet changing customer expectations and has engaged WAND Corporation to help meet those quickly changing demands. The WAND Digital Menu Board solution provides flexibility, efficiency, and quick and easy to use content management. WAND’s exclusive digital analytics stimulates strategic business growth, and enhances sophisticated menu board advertising development for the Cosi® brand. WAND Digital Menu Boards also offer easy customization to each individual Cosi® restaurant. 

“Cosi® is a growing brand who’s innovative nature meshes well with our own determination to push the limits of Digital Menu Board technology, “said Greg Perrill, COO for WAND Corporation. “We see strength in this partnership along with evolution and awareness for the Cosi brand.”

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