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.

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

Be Prepared

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A Little …..

… goes a long way.

When it comes to staffing it can be hard, but what are most employees saying they value now more than ever?  TRUST.

We appreciate our employees, just like you do, and do whatever it takes to make them comfortable and successful.  Success this year means everyone keeping safe – that’s another reason we’ve teamed up with XOi Technology to keep your staff and our staff safe.
How does XOi work?  It is a remote service assistant that allows you to send us a picture of your equipment that needs to be repaired to limit in person contact.

Remote Service for Free*

Remote Service Assistant 
Send us a picture to get your equipment fixed ASAP!

When you have an issue with your equipment we’re here, but now more than ever.  With complete transparency, seamless communication and improved customer satisfaction. Hobart Service utilizes visual intelligence to help you make better, more informed decisions when it comes to maintaining your facility complete with photos and videos.

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*Offer ends September 30, 2020

Staying on Top of Safety

New Service Technology
To keep you and your staff safe!
When you have an issue with your equipment we’re here, but now more than ever.  With complete transparency, seamless communication and improved customer satisfaction. Hobart Service utilizes visual intelligence to help you make better, more informed decisions when it comes to maintaining your facility complete with photos and videos.
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🌲It’s the Holiday (Banquet) Season🌲

Merry Christmas We’re Here for you in the New Year!

We’ve made it this far in the holiday season and we’re headed for the home stretch!  How can we help you finish off 2019 with a bang?  

Thank you for letting us be a part of your business, we truly appreciate everything you do!



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🎉 It’s the Holiday Season 🎉

Did you know more and more people are turning to restaurants for to-go meals on Thanksgiving?  More than side dishes, they’re looking for the whole kit and caboodle that looks like they made it.  No shame in that.  Have you tried offering meals to go?  Or if not the whole meal, how about the desserts?  Adding in some options could gain some added revenue.


Turn the front of house staff into reservations masters in 6 steps – 

  1. Create efficient processes for large reservations.
  2. Educate staff to educate customers. 
  3. Stay organized. 

Read all tips


Stay Ahead of the Game:

Let your equipment tell you when it needs to be serviced, with
Wireless Sensor Technology

Learn More

We’ll Prepare for You!

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It’s never too early to prepare…

You may not be ready for the holidays just yet and that’s okay, but it’s never too early to start thinking about creative ways to entice your clients to take a break from their to-do lists and stop in.

Before you know if Christmas music will be playing on the radio and the air will continue to get cooler, so take advantage of the time you do have left and start brainstorming with your staff about what incentives or nightly specials you can create for the holiday season.

Maybe it’s a new look to the holiday brunch menu, or tying in a charity partner with portion of proceeds going to the staffs favorite non-profit when they order something specific off the menu, or even a special display that adds more of a family feel to the dinning room.

Looking for some creative ideas to ‘wow’ your guests?  Get creative!

Fall Flavored Inspiration

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If this weather doesn’t have you feeling inspired to create a fall flavor packed menu, which we don’t blame you with these unseasonable temperatures, then get ready to feel the crisp air!

Inspiration tips for to get your menu feeling fall:

  • Farmers markets!  Even if you’re not purchasing making connections with local farmers and seeing what they have to offer will leave you feeling chilled.
  • Look in your own backyard, if you’ve got a garden why not bring those flavors to your own kitchen table and your customers.
  • Apple orchards, the perfect season is right around the corner.  Apples are seriously underestimated in how diverse (healthy bonus too) they can be utilized.

Living the Easy Life

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Proactive Vs. Reactive

Out of sight out of mind, right?  It’s easy to forget about things when you’re not surrounded by them constantly.  Do you have a suggestion box at your office for your customers?  Maybe it’s not even about the service, or treatment they received, but rather if they would review you online – what would they say?  Do you have a comment or suggestion box for your staff?  If word of mouth is your strongest asset, what is your staff saying about you?

These are things we all forget to think about from time to time, because it’s easy to forget the things that we rely on everyday since there’s nothing that’s wrong at THAT moment.  Well, just like your customers there’s a lot of things that keep your business running smoothly.  In the employee suggestion box do you think there would be comments about your equipment and that it’s effecting staff turn around times?  Studies show that people are more likely to anonymously tell the truth then a face to face conversation, this will also help employees to feel more involved in the company.

Looking to save some time?  Servicing your equipment now will help.  We can help with our Kitchen Upgrade Summer Series promotion.

We’re here to help you grow!