Sustainability is important to us here at Hobart. That’s why we take so much pride in holding the energy star stander for most of our equipment. We’re thrilled that the ITW has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and we’re continuing to work toward a more energy-efficient world.
Looking for something to do this month? We got you covered. The Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids has opened its incredible butterfly exhibit, featuring 60 different species. Check it out before the end of the month.
The Meat and Poultry Processing Equipment Market is growing! Set to reach $30.5 billion by 2032, Says Global Market Insights Inc, many companies will see great benefits from this growth. Keep an eye out for opportunities to grow your business.
Yes, spring is right around the corner. That means the days of spring cleaning are almost here. We know it’s hard to keep up on how to clean ALL your food equipment. That’s why our YouTube channel is a great resource for customers like YOU. Check out our channel through the link below to see if you’ve been cleaning your food equipment correctly.
Have you heard about the updates we made to our mixer? Our Hobart Legacy+ planetary mixers are now equipped with the Hobart PLUS system, a combination of our best technology. We’re here to ensure you get the most out of your mixer. Here is what you get with our updated technology:
VFDadvantage variable frequency drive
Maximum-capacity overheat protection
Reinforced planetary shaft system
Up to 30% more capacity
And so much more! Check out the article below to see what you’re missing.
Are your utility bills causing you a headache? You may be spending more than you need! Ensuring that your equipment is pulling the correct amount of energy in your kitchen is very important. If you need helpful tips or a set of reminders for your employees, check out what this article suggests!
Finding the right coverage can feel overwhelming. We’re here to make it a little easier on you. Check out the blog post below to see what plan fits your kitchen the best. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Give us a call and we can give you a hand.
Are you trying to find something new to try this Valentine’s Day? Look to the masters! These chefs shared what they’re cooking this holiday! From seafood to the famous cheese boards there are so many ways to try something new.
Congratulations to our Hobart 125-year contest winner! We are thrilled to see how this company uses its winnings to improve its community. We’re honored to work for a company that supports the communities they serve.
Warm up this winter season by getting a new custom sink for your kitchen! There’s a wide variety of options that can work for any kitchen. Have questions about what one might be right for you? Call us today to answer any of your questions and get you ready for the next step toward efficiency. Ready to get your new equipment? We’ll connect you with our sister store, LFED, to get started.
We are so excited to start a new year filled with quality service and equipment. Is your business in need of a service plan for this year? Get ahead of preventative maintenance by connecting with us to see how your kitchen can run smoothly in the new year.
Start fresh with an update to your menu this year! New menus can be amazing for business, enhancing the goals of your business by adding fresh menu items your customers will come in to try. We found an amazing article to share with you about how you can enhance your menu without all the stress! Check out 5 foolproof recipes bound to make your kitchen better than before.
New Years Resolution
Is your kitchen losing money? The easiest strategy to increase your revenue in 2023 is a plan that keeps up with your equipment and reduces the need to replace food equipment. By following a few tips and tricks, like keeping up with your maintenance schedule, your equipment will cause you fewer headaches in the new year. Check out what else you can do to keep your equipment in tip-top shape.
Non-Alcoholic beverage options are trending for 2023. New research has found an increase in interest in “mocktails” and predicts the market to grow to 1.3 billion by 2027. Read more below about the delicious market increase.
All we hear these days is how AI is coming into our workplace, no matter what industry. For the restaurant industry, AI could help more than hurt. Some experts believe that AI can reduce inflation costs that are hurting restaurants. Sounds interesting to us! Read more below to see how 2023 could be the year your business updates its technology.
When was the last time you cleaned the hood system that absorbs all the grease and gas in your kitchen? Preventive maintenance is extremely important in your kitchen, mainly to save your team time and money in the long run. Here are some tips to help you avoid a mess!
Empty grease trays
Replace the exhaust fan belt
Check the article below to see how you can prevent a grease disaster during this busy time of year!
This month always brings excitement to the restaurant industry in West Michigan. From Restaurant week, going on now, to Thanksgiving later this month. We’re thankful for all of our Hobart family and friends and thank you for the constant support!
Restaurant Industry Performance
The restaurant industry performance is keeping steady through the third quarter of this year. The National Restaurant Association released its September report, sharing the consistency the industry is holding during the second half of the year. This index and others on the website, share interesting statistics about our industry and how it’s changing through the months.
Grand Rapids is growing, again! We love seeing how the city is consistently moving forward and working towards new developments. With that being said, plans have been confirmed for the new 10-story building equipped with over 400 apartments, a large food hall, and multiple retail options. We’re interested to see what fills up the food hall space! Read more about the new development below!
Challenges are circulating in the restaurant business as discussion of a higher minimum wage is in legislation. It inquires that within the next two years, businesses will be required to pay some employees more than the previous minimum wage, $3.75, therefore encouraging less tipping. There is much conversation surrounding the bill, some owners are concerned about how they will be able to stay afloat while increasing costs by up to 156%.
Is your food cutter slowing down your food preparation? Check out our top-of-the-line Food Choppers that ensure efficiency in your kitchen. Not only does it chop your food, but it also has the ability to attach a meat grinder or a vegetable slicer. Check out more information below!
End the Summer season by getting all your food equipment serviced to ensure a safe and clean kitchen. Not only is it important for your kitchen to run smoothly, but it’s important to prevent future costs that may be needed. Save time and money by placing your service call today.
We all see the inflation currently happening to our food prices, but is the worst behind us? As the summer turns into fall, we’re starting to see a gradual decrease in the prices of some specific food industries. From oil, cheese, and milk, to soybeans, corn, and wheat, it’s predicted that thankfully, the worst may be over for some products. There are many different contributing components to the inflation of food prices, read the article below to get a more cohesive understanding of the struggles the food industry is facing.
Now is the perfect time to replace or repair your equipment and we have just what you need. Whether it’s a new FT1000e Advansys™ Flight Type Commercial Dishwasher or repairs on your current equipment, we’re here to help. The New Hobart FT1000e considerably reduces energy use and connected load requirements saving thousands of dollars in annual energy costs. Check out more features of this amazing piece of equipment below!
At Hobart, we stand out by fitting into your busy schedule. We understand time can get away from you, and that’s why we provide remote service assistance, making issues less of a mess. Check out the video below to see how it works!
Interested to see how the pandemic has affected the seafood distribution industry? When the pandemic hit in 2020, it caused processors to look more locally for their seafood and changed their sourcing methods. Recognizing the challenge this posed to the industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released information about their MDARD grant. This grant will “cover costs for workplace safety measures, retrofitting facilities, transportation, worker housing, medical, and market pivots” processors struggled with during the first two years of the pandemic. Learn more below!
As we enter the last full month of summer, make sure you’re getting in all your favorite summer foods, like burgers. Nothing better than a perfectly ground burger in the summer heat. Are you taking proper care of your meat grinder to ensure the perfect texture for your patty? Check out our YouTube video below to see if your kitchen is on the right track.
On July 20th, 2022, our team at Hobart is celebrating 125 years of innovative service to our communities. We are excited to celebrate this anniversary together, made possible by all the support you, our team, and our partners continuously give to our company. Check out how our headquarters is planning on celebrating this month below.
Interested to see where the food industry has been moving this year? The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) released the results of a survey early in the summer sharing insights from businesses on the development of the hospitality industry since the height of the pandemic. The survey showed that businesses are still struggling in multiple different facets of the industry. The main three issues they’re facing: Workforce challenges, inflation, and supply chain.