Top Swap

The Top Swap at Così

Although it’s one of the best chains to cozy up to, some of Così’s best fare is available only during certain seasons. The year-round items are relatively light, especially in sodium, compared with the industry status quo, but the majority could stand to shed a couple hundred calories. This includes a handful of sandwiches and salads; all of the melts, omelet sandwiches, muffins, and scones; and especially the flatbread pizzas, which average 737 calories per serving.

Top Swap

The Top Swap at Così

Although it’s one of the best chains to cozy up to, some of Così’s best fare is available only during certain seasons. The year-round items are relatively light, especially in sodium, compared with the industry status quo, but the majority could stand to shed a couple hundred calories. This includes a handful of sandwiches and salads; all of the melts, omelet sandwiches, muffins, and scones; and especially the flatbread pizzas, which average 737 calories per serving.

Eat This

Tuscan Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Calories

503

Fat

13.5 g

Saturated fat

4.5 g

Sodium

967 mg

Not That!

Chicken Margherita Flatbread Pizza (individual)

Calories

882

Fat

32 g

Saturated fat

16 g

Sodium

1,086 mg

With options ranging from the 373-calorie Hearth-Roasted Veggie to a few over the 800-calorie mark, Così’s sandwich menu is hit or miss, but the bold pesto flavor and sub-600 calorie count make this Tuscan chicken offering a hit. An average pizza at Così contains 737 calories, a good chunk of which is owed to the heavy load of refined carbohydrates in the flatbread crust.