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LesserEvil Named to 2009 Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

The Snack Food Company Ranks No. 355 overall and No. 7 in Food & Beverage with Three-Year Sales Growth of 696.6%


Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- LesserEvil (, the snack food company dedicated to making delicious, healthier and fun snacks, earns an overall ranking of 355 on the 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.


The snack company that manufactures better-for-you popcorn and potato snacks increased its revenue 696.6% over the four-year period 2005-2008. The company ranked No. 7 in the Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies and No. 27 in the Top 100 Businesses in New York -- Northern New Jersey -- Long Island, NY, NJ, PA.


LesserEvil Brand Snack Co. started in 2004 with a mission to "make the world a little 'LesserEvil'." The company currently makes and sells two snack lines, All Natural Kettle Corns and healthier potato snacks called Krinkle Sticks. Both snack lines meet or exceed the company's general "LesserEvil" snack qualities: full flavor; lower in fat and calorie content; a hearty serving; free of trans-fatty acids, preservatives and artificial flavors or colors; and fun to eat. The snacks are currently distributed in major retail and grocery outlets across the Unites States, Canada, and Japan.


"Being ranked on the Inc. 500 is a tremendous honor," said Michael Sands, CEO and Founder of LesserEvil. "We owe our 'LesserEvil' Snackers out there a huge amount of thanks. They are the heroes here, sticking with us even during a recession and helping make the snack world a little 'LesserEvil' with us!"


"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list isInc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."


About LesserEvil Brand Snack Co

LesserEvil's mission is to create better-for-you, gourmet snacks with real ingredients and superb taste. In 2004, the snack food company introduced its All Natural Kettle Corn line, now one of the top selling popcorn brands in the Natural Retail Channel. In Spring 2007, LesserEvil launched its line of Krinkle Sticks, all natural potato snacks that are baked, not fried. LesserEvil Snacks are lower in fat; all natural; and free of trans fats, preservatives, and anything artificial. LesserEvil is based in the Village of Tuckahoe, NY. For more information visit or call 914-779-3000.


About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at

For further information: to request digital images, or better yet, to taste the snacks, contact the Chief StoryTeller, Kyser Thompson at 914-779-3000 x 116 or