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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
Hobart Conveyor Type Dishwasher

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 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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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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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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Spring Maintenance on your Commercial Food Equipment is in Full Swing

Sustained Excellence Award

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.

What to do in Grand Rapids

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.

Market Growth

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.

Spring Cleaning Already?

Springing Cleaning Prep!

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.

Legacy+ Planetary Mixers

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.

Keeping Utility Bills Controlled

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!

Commercial food equipment service plan

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.

Warming Up The Winter Months

Bring warmth to your kitchen this winter

There’s nothing worse than having equipment issues during a holiday rush. Don’t worry! Hobart has you covered. Any day, any holiday, feel free to contact us for emergency maintenance!

Valentine’s Day Menu Upgrades

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.

125 Year Hobart Equipment Contest Winner

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.

Check out more details below!

Custom Sinks

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.

Save time and Money with Predictive Maintenance

Happy New Year!

Hobart Sales and Service Food Equipment Service

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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