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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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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!

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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!

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.

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

3 Months of Service ON US!

Sign-up for a 1 year service contract, in the month of July, and get 3 months on us

Hobart GR will come out to inspect any issues that may be causing you down time, and offer predictive maintenance to avoid and further costly expenses.

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

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

New Year, New Mood

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Hobart Sales and Service Grand Rapids MI Restaurant Supply Store – Supporting Restaurants

Moving Forward

Cheers to a new year, a new start and help on the horizon! While there are a lot of unknowns, we’re pushing forward. 

Like you, we’ve been reading a lot about what to expect in the upcoming year and how customers will respond to the changes as more things open up. Here’s a great read! Our favorite take away – everyone is used to ordering online and communicating with businesses online, that’s not going anywhere; continue to push all of your efforts online.


Too Good To Resist

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Celebrating in a new way

We know, it’s been a tough year and we get it.  We strive to be your resource and help you the best way we can.  Online shopping is at an all time high – including small business gift cards!  Year over year online spending is up 40%.


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People search for ‘restaurant gift cards’ up 195% month over month, data based on Google search from 2019.  This year numbers are already higher than that.  People are shopping smarter and sooner this year so make sure you’re putting your customers in the know… thanks social media!


Holiday Expectations

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Take-out in a different light
People want to support their local restaurants now more than ever!  Even if you’re not planning on doing a typical holiday gift card promotion – get $5 for yourself for every $50 you spend on gift cards – still promote gift card sales NOW!

This season may not be your number one choice of how your food is being enjoyed, but the takeout creativity we’ve seen lately is certainly impressive!

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Let your customers know NOW how they can support you!  Preordering their Thanksgiving and Holiday meals will look different, but you can still be with them.  
REMINDER: When sending out pre-ordering emails etc. remind them to bring a cooler to transport meals and keep them warm!