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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!


Need some guidance? Use our remote service assistance by sending a picture.


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!


Need some guidance? Use our remote service assistance by sending a picture.


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!


Need some guidance? Use our remote service assistance by sending a picture.


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. 



Need some guidance? Use our remote service assistance by sending a picture.


Save time and Money with Predictive Maintenance

Happy New Year!

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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.


Top food menu items from 2022

Adding New Menus for 2023?

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.

Check out the details below!


Restaurant Trends for 2023

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

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.


AI in the Industry

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.

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Industry News, Food Equipment

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!

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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.


New Developments in Grand Rapids

New Developments in Grand Rapids

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!

Be Prepared

Hobart Sales and Service Grand Rapids MI Restaurant Supply Store - ROI for 2020 4th Quarter

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.

🌲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. 

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