Cosi - Downtown Minneapolis
I have eaten in Cosi's in Washington DC, Chicago and now Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Cosi seemed a bit more formulaic and chainy than the one in Washington DC (4 years ago). I had the Italiano sandwich Monday. I opted for chips. The setup and service seemed much like Panera Bread but the service was much slower.
Thanks for the note. I just ate there and it was pretty good! I had the Roasted Turkey, Brie and Honey Mustard (nice and spicy Russian style) on multigrain flat bread. The bread was phenomenal.
It came with a choice of chips or carrots so I opted for carrots. What a joke! It was a tiny little bag of mostly-frozen carrots. Blech.
I'd go back, though. The sandwich was a good size for the money, despite what I've read on other threads on these boards. The pizza looked pretty good, too, though I'd probably want to try that at dinner when they have more topping options.
I haven't eaten at the one in Downtown Minneapolis. (i actually didn't realize that we have one here) But I went to one a couple times earlier this year when I was in Chicago for a week. It's a chain/franchise that's based in IL I think.
But anyhow, I loved it when I ate there. The sandwich and bagel I had was really good. They have a great bunch of options, and there was some Tiramisu coffee/dessert thing that looked aweome, but I never tried.