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
Replace the exhaust fan belt
Check the article below to see how you can prevent a grease disaster during this busy time of year!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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!