DEERFIELD Ill. Sandwich-chain operator Cosi Inc. has named Bob Merritt, a former chief financial officer of Outback Steakhouse's parent company, to serve as interim chief executive officer. He succeeds Kevin Armstrong, who resigned for health reasons, Cosi said. Cosi, which operates 110 fast-casual sandwich shops and franchises 19 others, said its board has commenced the search for a fulltime replacement for Armstrong. No details were disclosed about the nature of Armstrong's health ...

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