Good news today, and it will probably lead to further development in South America. Dourney is bringing the strategy he used to make Hearthstone a successful franchise to the entire company. The turnaround is going very well. I have no problem with increasing his salary.
Hearthstone was profitable. Dourney is working on Cosi's poor performers, salvaging the ones he can while probably closing most; and the growth strategy has begun. I wouldn't have touched Cosi before he became CEO, but he proved he could build and grow a successful franchise. I think the same business plan can make Cosi a success.