Kontos Foods to Donate Over 6,700 Loaves of Flatbread to the NYC Century Bike Tour

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Kontos to provide power snacks to Bike Tour participants as they use “pedal power” to promote safe public spaces for cycling and walking

Paterson, N.J. – Aug. 31, 2015 – Kontos Foods, Inc. (www.kontos.com), a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, today announced that the company has been named an official sponsor of NYC Century Bike Tour, a Transportation Alternatives event in New York City on Sept. 13. Kontos Foods will supply 6,760 loaves of Kontos Flatbread so cyclists can snack on hummus and pita along their bike journeys throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

The bike tour, which draws cyclists from the metropolitan area, the U.S. and the world, offers cyclists a choice of 35, 50, 75 or 100-mile tours. Along the way, participants are provided with healthy power snacks, including wedges of Kontos Foods’ Flatbreads with hummus. Cyclists will have the opportunity to try Kontos Foods’ Onion Nan, Multi-Grain Flatbread, Lower-Carb Greek Lifestyle Flatbread, and White and Whole Wheat Pocket-Less® Pita.

Several Kontos Foods employees and their family members will participate in NYC Century Bike Tour. This is Kontos Foods’ 19th year supporting the event.

Transportation Alternatives is New York City’s leading advocacy group that raises funds and awareness about the need for safe public spaces for biking and walking. The organization’s mission is to achieve Vision Zero, New York City’s policy goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2024.

“Kontos Foods is honored to be donating Pita breads to nourish NYC Century Bike Tour cyclists as they make an important statement about public spaces, safety and urban recreation,” said Steve Kontos, Vice President of Kontos Foods. “As a company that continuously works to reduce its carbon footprint, we wholeheartedly support the efforts of those who promote cycling as healthy, alternative transport. We wish all Bike Tour participants well as they turn their pedal power into safer New York streets.”

Kontos provides over 50 varieties of flatbreads to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and several other countries. Find Kontos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kontosfoods and follow the company on Twitter @KontosFoods.

About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, N.J.-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 50 varieties of multi-ethnic Flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are made in the USA. Visit www.kontos.com or call (973) 278-2800.

Media Contact
Patty Buchanan
Fastlane on Behalf of Kontos
(973) 670-1203
patty@fastlane.co

Kontos Contact
Warren Stoll
Kontos Foods Inc.
(973) 278-2800, ext. 326
WarrenS@kontos.com