Kontos Foods Expands Crepes, Fillo Dough Plant
Kontos Foods, Inc. 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 and 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,” says Steve Kontos, vice president.
The new Kontos plant, which was originally 22,000 square feet, underwent a major renovation to boost its capacity. The expansion 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.