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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Hello, October!


Seasonal Restaurant Prep

Prepping your restaurant

for the next season

Getting ready for the busy holiday season may be hard to think about, but it’s October is the best time to do it, and here’s why. Your equipment feels temperature changes just like we do and if it’s not up-to-date on service it could cause you a headache sooner than you think.

Contact us today for service!


Hobart News

New Product!

We are excited to announce the newest addition to Hobart’s spiral mixer lineup! The new HSL130 has a 130-pound capacity, making it a great choice for smaller bakery operations. This amazing new mixer has all of the following features:

  • Electronic controls
  • 20-minute timer with two mixing speeds
  • Bowl guard
  • Double-pulley belt-driven motor
  • Easy-to-clean kneading zone
  • Bowl-pulsing system
  • Bidirectional bowl rotation

Industry Information

Hobart Partnership

Hobart news! Hobart Genuine Parts announced the partnership with Marcone.

Check out more information in the press release below!


Service Technicians and Restaurant Safety

Service technicians play a huge role in your restaurant’s safety. From equipment safety to food safety, you want to ensure that you and your service technician are on the same page! Learn more below.


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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. 



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Hello Summer!

Hobart Logog

Hello Summer!

Summer Service Tips

June means summer is finally here and we’re already halfway through the year! Have you been keeping up on your maintenance? Don’t waste any of the sunshine fixing your equipment! Call us today to check in on your equipment while you enjoy the heat!


Hobart Product News

Equipment for your business

Update Your Weighing and Wrapping Equipment

Looking for new weighing and wrapping equipment? We got you covered! Hobart offers a wide range of different products that are perfect for your kitchen’s specific needs. Give us a call today!


Community Highlight


Community Growth

Two non-profit agricultural farmers have teamed up to two “grow” spaces. The locations will focus on teaching students about the benefits of agriculture while giving them hands-on experience. This is an amazing opportunity to enlighten the next generation while helping those in need in our community.


Hobart Service Plans

Service Contract

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time for a service check! Don’t have a service contract with us? Check out our service plans to ensure you’re keeping up with the need of your kitchen!



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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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Hobart Holiday Highlights!

The Hobart team is so thankful for this time of year. We know you’re busy, and we’re here to service any needs that may come up with your food equipment.

What does it look like under the hood?

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
  • Routine cleaning
  • Clean baffles
  • Replace the exhaust fan belt

Check the article below to see how you can prevent a grease disaster during this busy time of year!

New Holland’s New Addition

New Holland Brewing Company in Downtown Grand Rapids has added a retractable roof to its beer garden for the winter months. We love seeing outdoor spaces being utilized for each season in Michigan!

Check out the details below!

Planning with Trends

Are you starting to plan out 2023? See if these new trends could be a beneficial addition to your kitchen!

  • Food and Beverage DTC Sees Massive Growth
  • More Robot Kitchen Assistants
  • Vertical Farming on The Rise
  • Consumers Demand Vegan Food Options
  • Food Becomes a Wellness Category

Want to know what else is on the rise? Read about the up and coming trends in the article below!

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!

Food Industry News Grand Rapids MI

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!

Food Service Equipment – End of Summer Maintenance Check

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.


Industry News

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.

Product Highlight

Advansys™ Flight Type Commercial Dishwasher

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!

Remote Service

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!

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!

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

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