New plant to focus on Kontos’ Crepes – “The Lite, Elegant Skinny Wrap™” – Fillo Dough and Fillo Products
Paterson, N.J. – Feb. 13, 2013 – Kontos Foods, Inc. (www.kontos.com), a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Mediterranean foods, today announced that it has expanded its capacity to address the growing demand from retail stores and restaurants for its crepes and fillo dough products. The company has opened a new 45,000-square-foot facility in Paterson, N.J., to manufacture its French-style Traditional and Savory Crepes, the Lite, Elegant Skinny Wrap,™ as well as several varieties of Kontos Fillo Dough and related Fillo products.
“We are seeing increased demand for crepes, to use as sandwich wraps in particular, as consumers seek out healthier, more interesting alternatives to other breads. Kontos crepes have over 65% fewer carbs than a tortilla wrap, 75% fewer carbs than a bagel and half the sodium of many other breads, making them a ‘skinny’ and healthier alternative,” said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods.
Demand for fillo products is also increasing, as consumers learn more about European-style eating and recipes. “Ready-to-bake fillo dough provides a delicious basis for delicate appetizers such as baked brie, hearty main meals such as chicken pot pie, and café-style desserts such as fruit strudel and baklava. Our aim is to provide consumers with an easy way to prepare and enjoy these meals for family dinners and entertaining,” said Warren Stoll, Kontos Foods’ marketing director.
The new Kontos plant, which was originally 22,000 square feet, underwent a major renovation to boost its capacity. The expansion has resulted in 10 new jobs for bread and pastry specialists, five in the crepes division and five in fillo. The plant is located at 19 East Fifth Street, in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park section of Paterson, N.J.
For more information about Kontos Foods, visit https://kontos.com/.
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, NJ-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita™, fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats and Greek yogurts, as well as over 40 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 200 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos together with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. To learn more, visit www.kontos.com, or call (973) 278-2800.
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