Service your food equipment before school start

Back to school season!

At Hobart, we want to ensure your transition into the school year is as smooth as possible. That’s why we created a quick checklist to pay attention to when cleaning your school’s kitchen.

✓ Check for gas leaks

✓ Check HVAC from idling temperatures, clean or replace the filter

✓ Remove any remaining grease from frying units and thoroughly clean

✓ Assess any remaining food in walk-in freezers

✓ Check small refrigeration units, and freezers – re-sanitize interiors


Industry News

Persistent Issues in the Industry

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!


Meat Grinder Details

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.

Hobart Is Celebrating 125 Years on July 20!

125 Years of Innovation

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.


Industry News

Persistent Issues in the Industry

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.


Summer Scaling

Is it time to update your scale? We have the perfect variety to choose from for your kitchen. A working scale can decrease food prep time and decrease food waste!

Hobart Is Celebrating 125 Years!

Time for a Summer Service Check!

Have your equipment checked by a team you can count on. Reliable service for 125 years.


Summer Produce

June Produce

  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Peas Rhubarb
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Grapes

Reducing Energy Use

5 Ways To Reduce Energy Use

We’re proud to service Energy Star Certified select dishwashers. Not only does it help the earth, but it reduces costs in your kitchen. Looking for more information about the benefits of reducing your energy? The 5 points below are a start!

  • Look for the Energy Star symbol
  • Continuously train employees.
  • Be proactive about maintenance.
  • Implement a startup/shutdown schedule.
  • Consider a different process.

Interested in more information about our Energy Star Dishwashers? Check them out below!


125 Years of Service

Hobart Grand Rapids 125 Years

We are celebrating 125 years this month! We’re thankful to have such wonderful customers and a wonderful team that continuously support our growth.

May Maintenance Highlights!

May Maintenance

Spring is in full bloom and at Hobart, that means checking in on your equipment. It’s important to make sure your service check is completed to ensure your kitchen runs efficiently this Spring.


Hobart Grand Rapids 125 Years

Celebrating 125 Years!

This July, Hobart is celebrating 125 of service and premium restaurant equipment. As we’re getting closer to the date, we have some exciting events to share with you very soon!

Stay tuned!


Green Spring Flavors

Looking to add something fresh to the spring menu? Linked below is an article listing 30 recipes that are bound to be a favorite on your menu. Some of our favorites that were highlighted were:

  • Simple Celery Soup
  • French Potato Salad
  • Fennel Asparagus Salad

What else is trending for Spring menus? We predict that fresh greens, protein-enriched grains, and fresh upgrades to your favorites like pasta salad and creamy pasta! Check out the article below to get some inspiration!


7 Restaurants Trends for Spring 2022

In the restaurant industry, it’s important to know how other companies are developing their business to connect with their customers better. That’s why we’re consistently looking at trends so your business stays in the game. What’s expected from restaurants this Spring?

  • Labor-saving technology becoming more and more apparent in the food industry, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere.
  • The simplification of our menus is due to limitations in the supply chain.
  • Continuing to give into the growth of the plant-based product options.

Hobart Is Celebrating 125 Years!

Celebrating 125 Years!

This year, Hobart is celebrating 125 of service and premium restaurant equipment. We’re looking forward to celebrating all year long!

Stay tuned!


This April, Hobart GR is proud to announce our sponsorship to the GRand Taco competition. This competition highlights local West Michigan restaurants and artists.

Restaurants have the chance to say they have the BEST taco, and bragging rights as such, for an entire year!

Think you have the best taco in GR? It’s not too late to register!

Check out the website linked below for more information!


Olga Kitchen has recently announced their support for women in business by launching a grant in coordination with Women’s History month. They are granting up to $10,000 to a Michigan based business owner who identifies as a women.

1. Be living in the US

2. Identify as a woman

3. Business must be located in Michigan

4. Provide a personal statement demonstrating financial need

5. Must provide a formal Business Plan


The Importance of Spring Cleaning

Do you wonder why it’s so important to clean your equipment? For some kitchen essentials, like your dishwasher, it increases the life of your equipment. Routine cleaning ensures your dishwasher is running properly to increase the quality of the cleaning process. Don’t forget about your wash and rinse arm!

Spring Cleaning Tips by Hobart Grand Rapids

Holiday Preventive Maintenance

Service Contracts Sign up for your 2022 service contract and get your 13th month free!
Service Contracts

Sign up for your 2022 service contract and get your 13th month free!

Holiday Dining

Who’s doing what with outdoor dining this season?

It’s always interesting to see what kind of creative ways restaurants get people to indulge in the outdoor dining scene. Not only that, but sometimes it’s necessary to get out of the house. Interested to see how some other restaurants are getting people to eat and drink by the fire and heaters? Check out the link below.


End of the year cleaning?

Going into the new year with a clean kitchen is primary for a fresh start. Thinking you’ll wait for a little longer? Take a look below the check out why it’s so important to stay on top of it.

Check these off your to do list!

Back to School Check List:

Has your lunchroom equipment been collecting dust this Summer? Or maybe it’s been since Winter 2020?! Be sure to check these to do’s off you’re list before the bell rings.

Restaurant Equipment Repair Grand Rapids, MI

Need some help on a budget? Our YouTube channel has some DIY tips.

Belshaw Parts and Equipment Discounts

Doughnuts for Everyone!

In honor of ‘National Doughnut Day’, June 4, Hobart Grand Rapids is offering 15% off Belshaw Parts and Equipment the ENTIRE month of June.


Restaurant owners – with the new guidelines in place for reopening, the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association has been working hard on their reopening guide.

Follow Us for Exclusive Discounts!

Do you ‘like’ us?

We’re grateful for our Facebook and Instagram followers, so Hobart Grand Rapids is offering 15% off on convection oven service the ENTIRE month of May.



SBA Restaurant Revitalization
Restaurant owners – the SBA is offering relief for restaurants!If you have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss and are in one of these businesses you could get relief!RestaurantFood stands, food trucks, food cartsCaterersBars, saloons, lounges, tavernsSnack and nonalcoholic beverage barsBakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase productsGet the full details here!