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Hobart Sales and Service Grand Rapids is your food equipment partner for a lifetime! Consider us as your old pal, your bestie, your confidant, your BFF, or whatever you prefer to call the people you can depend on forever.

Whether you’re an existing client or looking to form a new relationship for your food equipment sales and service, we’re here to help meet your business needs. Scroll down to see how our relationship can be put to the test!

Product Spotlight

Food processors help you save time and money – desirable outcomes for all small-business owners. Food processors from Hobart can help you achieve consistent results quickly and efficiently while limiting waste. Whatever the scope of your operation, we have a solution for you.

Check out the different types of food processors from Hobart. As an added bonus, if you visit the link below, you’ll find a tool that will calculate the amount of labor time savings this type of equipment can deliver!

Key Features

  • Countertop Continuous-Feed (Pictured Left): Process 11 to 26 pounds per minute
  • Floor Model Continuous-Feed (Pictured Middle): Process up to 132 pounds of food per minute
  • Bowl-Style (Pictured Right): Process ingredients fast with less waste and prep time
Product Spotlight: Hobart Food Processors

Hobart Industry News

Hobart Announces 2023 Equipment Grant Winner and 2024 Grant Opportunity

    Just last month, Hobart announced the winner of the 2023 Hobart Equipment Grant. The grant was awarded to an Evanston, Illinois-based high school, which was endeavoring to improve its school’s food program. A clear need was presented for an update to its food equipment and Hobart answered the call!

Hobart will offer the 2024 grant program this year. A total of $35,000 in food equipment will be awarded to one school. Click “Read More” for further information.

If you made it to this point in our newsletter, then you care about forming long-term relationships. We do, too, and here’s how we can help.

Did you know that Hobart GR’s team is always available to service your equipment?

Even if it’s a Friday night, our ten local technicians know their expertise may be called upon at any hour of the day or night. If your equipment goes out in the middle of your dinner rush – even on the weekend – give us a call and we’ll address whatever your needs are. We’ll get you back up and running in no time!

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Usher in the New Year with Hobart GR!

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New Year at Hobart GR

Ready or Not, 2024 has Arrived!

Are you ready for the new year ahead? More importantly, is your commercial kitchen ready? Hobart Sales and Service Grand Rapids has you covered with equipment solutions, industry trends, and tips to position you and your team for success all year long. Read on to see how we can help!

Product Spotlight

The CLeN Advansys™ Conveyor Type Commercial Dishwasher from Hobart offers best-in-class performance and reliability, with a low total cost of operation to speed up cleaning and save time on labor and resources. Not the right size? There are many options to choose from – click here to explore!

Key Features

  • Easy to Clean with Intelligent Delime Notification & Anti-Clogg Wash Arms
  • 19½” Chamber Height Opening accepts large prep ware including sheet pans & mixing bowls
  • Automatic Soil Removal pumps food soil from the wash tank to keep wash water cleaner, longer
  • Intelligent Dwell NSF-rated pot & pan mode cleans tough, heavy, baked-on food soil
  • Exclusive Opti-Rinse™ patented rinse spray pattern sanitizes ware with less rinse water
  • Drain Water Energy Recovery recycles heat from drain water to save energy & reduce tempering
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Hobart News & Tips

2024 Restaurant Industry Trends

Restaurant Trends 2024

The calendar just turned to January, so it’s time to think about where our industry is heading this year. Still caught up in the holidays? Not any more! Check out this post from Lightspeed to learn about trends for the restaurant industry in 2024!

A Friendly Reminder About Who We Are

Hobart Sales and Service GR is a family-owned enterprise dedicated to the sales and maintenance of commercial food service equipment for restaurants, bakeries, caterers, grocery stores, and others. Our offerings include service on various kitchen equipment and competitive pricing on a diverse range of Hobart products.

Our family has been proudly serving the greater Grand Rapids and Tri-City areas for decades. We thank our current partners for the opportunity to continue to work together while extending a warm welcome to new clients this year!

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Prepare for the Holidays with Hobart!

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Tis the Season! Recipes & Equipment

Food industry professionals like you face so much stress throughout the holiday season. This year, why not let Hobart help shoulder some of the burden? Whether you’re seeking new flavor twists or efficient equipment to save you time, we’re here for you. Contact us today!

Everyone is in a rush these day, and the holidays make our schedules even busier. If you want to help your customers get in and out in a hurry, consider our HT Self-Service Scale. These compact scales feature touchscreens that make selecting, weighing, and labeling a quick and enjoyable experience.

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • Touchscreen
  • Barcode scanning
  • Configurable
  • Fewer touches
  • Adjustable screen
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Recipes to Try this Season!

Flavor Alert!

Adding new recipes to your menu is a great way to keep customers coming back to your restaurant, especially during the holiday season! Check out this Cherry Bourbon Glazed Ham recipe from Delish!

This month, the holidays are in full swing, so what better a time than now to practice safety while cooking?

Worldwide Food Service Safety Month is an annual designation observed in December. The goals of this month are to focus on keeping food safe as it’s prepared in the service industry, as well as reminding us to be safe and cook properly when we are making our own food at home!

Prepare for the Banquet Season with Hobart!

Banquet Season Preparation

Are you prepared for the banquet season?

Banquet season is arriving soon! We are here to help you prepare for the busy weeks ahead. Count on us for top-notch equipment, repairs, and expert advice to keep your banquets running smoothly. Let’s make this season unforgettable for your guests and stress-free for you. Contact us today!

Product Spotlight

Commercial Peelers

Feeding the masses during Thanksgiving and Christmas banquet dinners requires potatoes – a lot of potatoes. Your employees save time while you save money when you use Hobart potato peelers. And our commercial peelers can handle much more than potatoes!

Key Features

  • Easy to use and clean
  • Simple switches
  • Removable silicon silicon carbide-abrasive disk and Lexan liner
  • Heavy-duty polyester plastic hopper cover
  • Water inlets for thorough washing
  • Various capacities to suit your needs

Hobart News & Tips

We Have Moved!

Although our location has changed, we continue to offer the same great service to Grand Rapids and the Tri-City areas. Please update your address book and continue to stay in touch!

Keep it Fresh this Season!

Maintaining a clean commercial fridge is absolutely vital for the health of our customers, food safety, and efficiency. Here are some quick tips for your team:

1. Clean all shelves and interior surfaces.

2. To cool efficiently (and save you money!), clean condenser coils regularly.

3. Keep an eye on and replace gaskets showing wear and damage.

4. Monitor and adjust temperature settings as needed.

For more detailed cleaning guidance or to schedule a professional service, reach out to us. Let’s keep your kitchen fresh and efficient this season!

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Hello, October!

Seasonal Restaurant Prep

Prepping your restaurant

for the next season

Getting ready for the busy holiday season may be hard to think about, but it’s October is the best time to do it, and here’s why. Your equipment feels temperature changes just like we do and if it’s not up-to-date on service it could cause you a headache sooner than you think.

Contact us today for service!

Hobart News

New Product!

We are excited to announce the newest addition to Hobart’s spiral mixer lineup! The new HSL130 has a 130-pound capacity, making it a great choice for smaller bakery operations. This amazing new mixer has all of the following features:

  • Electronic controls
  • 20-minute timer with two mixing speeds
  • Bowl guard
  • Double-pulley belt-driven motor
  • Easy-to-clean kneading zone
  • Bowl-pulsing system
  • Bidirectional bowl rotation

Industry Information

Hobart Partnership

Hobart news! Hobart Genuine Parts announced the partnership with Marcone.

Check out more information in the press release below!

Service Technicians and Restaurant Safety

Service technicians play a huge role in your restaurant’s safety. From equipment safety to food safety, you want to ensure that you and your service technician are on the same page! Learn more below.

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New Season, New Products!

Fall Season Service Checks

Hello Fall!

As we enter into a new season, it’s the perfect time to check in on your equipment. We can support your team with a wide range of services if it’s time for a check-in. Contact us today for service!

Hobart News

New Centerline Mixer

New Product!

Say hello to the Centerline mixer! This new product offers 10 quarts of mixing ability to ensure your kitchen runs as efficiently as possible! Check out more qualities below.

Industry Information

Hobart Partnership

Hobart news! Hobart Genuine Parts announced the partnership with Marcone. Check out more information in the press release below! 

Inflation Reduction Act

Preparation for the Next Generation

It’s important to understand how to keep up with the changes in the industry. One of those ways is to get ready for the next generation. See how your company can grow with the future food service employees. 

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End of Summer Service Reminder!

Summertime service savings

Wrapping Up Summer

Make the most of August! We’re coming up on the last third of summer, make you’re soaking up as much as you can. Don’t spend time trying to service your equipment, that’s what we’re here for! Give us a call today to check in on your equipment so you can enjoy the closing of summer. 

Food Equipment Tips

Tips and Tricks for Food Prep

Food Prep Savings

Interested to see how your food prep equipment can save you time? Check out this blog! We know it’s essential to be as efficient as you can in the kitchen, that’s why we’re sharing some of our favorite tips and tricks! More below!

Industry Tips

Labor Efficiency

Sometimes, it can be hard to be productive during the summer months. If you or your employees need a little reminder on how essential efficiency is while servicing, check out these 3 tips! You’ll be working better instantly!  

Meat Processor Cleaning

There are many ways to clean your meat processing equipment, but what’s the best way to keep it as new for as long as possible? From scraping individual pieces to taking the equipment apart, there are many ways that you can make sure your meat processor is as clean as possible. 

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Summer Service Check

Proud Community Member

Chamber of Commerce

It’s always important to be involved in your community. That’s why we’re proud Grand Rapids and Wyoming members of our local chambers and community events. Thank you to these organizations for your support!

Hobart Product News

Save Your Kitchen #2 Winner

Drawing Winner #2

Trulsen and Hobart have announced the second winner of their contest! They are giving equipment to schools that need extra support! Check out the lucky school below!

Community Highlight

Community Growth

Keeping up with your equipment can be a challenge. Check out some tips on how to keep up with your equipment from the masters themselves, the chefs! We’re here to guide you through your maintenance journey if you read something that sparks a question. 

New and Used Equipment

New and Used Food Equipment

Not only do we sell new Hobart equipment, but we also sell used equipment! We know it’s not always the right time to buy new equipment for your kitchen. Contact us today to see what equipment is right for you this season.

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Hello Summer!

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Hello Summer!

Summer Service Tips

June means summer is finally here and we’re already halfway through the year! Have you been keeping up on your maintenance? Don’t waste any of the sunshine fixing your equipment! Call us today to check in on your equipment while you enjoy the heat!

Hobart Product News

Equipment for your business

Update Your Weighing and Wrapping Equipment

Looking for new weighing and wrapping equipment? We got you covered! Hobart offers a wide range of different products that are perfect for your kitchen’s specific needs. Give us a call today!

Community Highlight

Community Growth

Two non-profit agricultural farmers have teamed up to two “grow” spaces. The locations will focus on teaching students about the benefits of agriculture while giving them hands-on experience. This is an amazing opportunity to enlighten the next generation while helping those in need in our community.

Hobart Service Plans

Service Contract

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time for a service check! Don’t have a service contract with us? Check out our service plans to ensure you’re keeping up with the need of your kitchen!

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May Maintenance

May Maintenance!

May Maintenance

Hello, May! This time of year is always filled with anticipation, from the blossoming of plants to that little extra feeling of energy. Use some of this excitement to do a thorough check on your equipment. Find an issue? Put in a service request!

Hobart Product News

FreshServe Self Serve Scale

FreshServe™ Self-Serve Scale

Hobart has some new additions! We’re always making advancements to our products. Recently that meant upgrades to our scales. Check out the new FreshServe™ Self-Serve Scale and see how it can make your equipment easy to maintain while supporting your customer’s experience at your store.

Community Highlight

Lunch Break Downtown

Lunch Break Downtown

Need a mid-day break from work? Or looking to spice up your lunch break? Rosa at Rosa is back! Every Thursday starting at noon, there will be food trucks, music, and more to give your brain a break!

Reopen your Kitchen with Us!

Reopening your kitchen can feel overwhelming. That’s what we’re here for! We have all the support you need to get things back up and running. Contact us today to see what we can do for you! In the meantime, you can add these tasks to your to-do list!

1. Remove grease from frying units 

2. Turn on water heaters

3. Turn on gas hookups to equipment 

4. Check for gas leaks 

5. Check HVAC from idling temperatures, clean or replace filter 

6. Remove any remaining grease from frying units and thoroughly clean 

7. Assess any remaining food in walk-in freezers 

8. Check small refrigeration units and freezers and re-sanitize interiors 

9. Flush beer taps 

10. Assess any sealed liquor bottles

Thank You, Teachers!

We wanted to highlight our amazing teachers! Next week is teacher appreciation week, and it’s so important to show our love to the educators of our future peers. For the entire Hobart team, THANK YOU!

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