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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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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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.

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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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!

Service your food equipment before school start

Back to school season!

At Hobart, we want to ensure your transition into the school year is as smooth as possible. That’s why we created a quick checklist to pay attention to when cleaning your school’s kitchen.

✓ Check for gas leaks

✓ Check HVAC from idling temperatures, clean or replace the filter

✓ Remove any remaining grease from frying units and thoroughly clean

✓ Assess any remaining food in walk-in freezers

✓ Check small refrigeration units, and freezers – re-sanitize interiors


Industry News

Persistent Issues in the Industry

Interested to see how the pandemic has affected the seafood distribution industry? When the pandemic hit in 2020, it caused processors to look more locally for their seafood and changed their sourcing methods. Recognizing the challenge this posed to the industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released information about their MDARD grant. This grant will “cover costs for workplace safety measures, retrofitting facilities, transportation, worker housing, medical, and market pivots” processors struggled with during the first two years of the pandemic. Learn more below!


Meat Grinder Details

As we enter the last full month of summer, make sure you’re getting in all your favorite summer foods, like burgers. Nothing better than a perfectly ground burger in the summer heat. Are you taking proper care of your meat grinder to ensure the perfect texture for your patty? Check out our YouTube video below to see if your kitchen is on the right track.

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!

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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