Kontos Unveils Gorditas at 100th Anniversary National Restaurant Association Show

Will Feature New Soft Flatbread “Taco Shells”, Along with Favorites, Including Toasted Tidbits, Cocktail Flatbreads, Pocket-Less Pita®, Panini breads, and more…

Paterson, New Jersey – May 13, 2019 – Kontos Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition to its 60+ varieties of flatbreads: Gorditas, handmade soft flatbread taco shells, perfect for filling with your favorite meat, cheese, sour cream or salsa. Kontos, a U.S.- based manufacturer and distributor of traditional artisan breads and Mediterranean specialty foods, will be unveiling the Gorditas at the National Restaurant Association Show 2019, the International Foodservice Marketplace, on its 100th Anniversary. The show takes place May 18-21 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit Kontos Foods at Booth #2048.

Like most of Kontos flatbreads, Gorditas contain No Trans Fats, are 100 percent vegetarian, Certified Kosher-Pareve (Pas Yisroel) and Halal. They come packed 6/10 – 19.70 oz to a case, and they require minimal amount of heating for added flexibility. Gorditas literally mean “chubby” in Spanish and describe a sandwich stuffed with meat, cheese or other fillings.

Other featured items at the NRA will include Pre-Grilled Cocktail Flatbreads, Pre-Grilled, Mini Oval Flabreads, Pocket-Less Pita® and Gluten-Free Wraps. In addition to its many breads, some of Kontos featured specialty products will include All-Natural, French-Style Crepes, International Pastry Puffs (also known as Loukoumades or Zeppole), Greek Yogurt, Imported Feta Cheese, Dolmades, Hummus, and Tzatziki dips.

The NRA Show attracts more than 43,000 foodservice buyers from around the world, including 96 of the top 100 restaurant brands, independent and chain restaurants, retail grocery stores, non-commercial institutions, and wholesale dealers. This year’s show is packed with innovation-themed sessions, such as the “Future of Dining.”

Restaurant industry sales are forecasted to reach $863 billion in 2019, according to the NRA’s “2019 State of the Restaurant Industry Report.” The study also projects that 1.6 million new restaurant jobs are projected to be added by 2029.

“We’re pleased to roll out our latest product at the 100th anniversary NRA Show, the epicenter of restaurant innovation,” said Steve Kontos, president of Kontos Foods. “Our Gorditas are made with only the freshest ingredients; they are perfect for filling with meat or beans and cheese, salsa, eggs and chorizo, or any variety of meat or veggie fillings.”
The NRA show is a must-stop on Kontos trade show tour, Kontos added. “It allows us to maintain relationships with foodservice and restaurant buyers and meet new vendors,” he said. “Making these one-on-one connections is a central part of our strategy.”
Kontos sells its products 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, New Jersey-based provider of artisan breads and 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 60 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos Foods has over 275 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos and his son Steve, who together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are made in the USA. Visit https://kontos.com or call (973) 278-2800.

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