Così Inc. ended a volatile year with sales swinging slightly positive, according to company results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 26. Same-store sales for the Deerfield, Ill.-based fast-casual chain rose 2.6 percent for the quarter, with a 0.9-percent gain at company-operated locations and a 5.3-percent increase at franchised units. At corporate units, traffic rose 0.6 percent and check increased 0.3 percent. “I was pleased to see the positive systemwide comparable-sales ...

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