Così Inc. has hired Scott Carlock as chief financial officer.

Carlock joins the fast-casual sandwich chain after 13 years in senior finance and accounting roles with Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands Inc., including senior manager of finance for the U.S. division of the KFC brand.

“We are pleased to have someone with Scott’s pedigree join the Così senior leadership team,” RJ Dourney, Così’s president and chief executive, said in a statement. “Scott brings with him not only years of leadership and financial experience from one of the world’s leading restaurant organizations, but he also has a passion for this industry and the Così brand that simply can’t be taught.”

Carlock will replace current CFO Bill Koziel, who served as chief financial officer under several CEOs of the company while it was still based in Deerfield, Ill.

The chain moved its offices to Boston shortly after the March appointment of Dourney, its largest franchisee with 13 locations, as the new chief executive. Previously, Stephen Edwards had been CEO, following the resignation of Carin Stutz last year.

“Bill was a vital partner through my first few months on the job as CEO,” Dourney said. “We wish him every success as he continues forward with his career.”

Così operates 65 company-owned locations and franchises another 49 restaurants in 16 states, the District of Columbia, Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates.

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