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Family offers food 2 go

July 20, 2008

Name of business: Alekos 2 Go

Owners: Steve and Kiki Kontos

Address: 511 Northern Ave., Hagerstown

Opening date: April 2008

Products and services: Overstuffed subs and sandwiches, hand-carved gyros off rotisserie, souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie), angus burgers, angus steak and cheese, low-fat soft-serve ice cream, fresh romaine leaf lettuce salads and other sandwiches and subs.

Market area: Hagerstown

How did you get into business, or what motivated you to start it? "The passing of my dad in Ocean City. While we were bringing his body back, I kept hearing his voice telling me what he's been telling me for years - to get out of the construction business. So (after) that 3 1/2-hour trip, I decided to listen to my dad. I canceled all upcoming jobs, found this place and named it after my dad."

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Previous business experience: Three prior restaurants in Silver Spring, Ocean City and Frederick, Md.

Number of employees: Four to six

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Phone number: 240-313-GYRO (4976)

Web site: www.Alekos2Go.com

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