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.

Restaurant Supply Grand Rapids, MI

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

Belshaw Parts and Equipment Discounts

Doughnuts for Everyone!

In honor of ‘National Doughnut Day’, June 4, Hobart Grand Rapids is offering 15% off Belshaw Parts and Equipment the ENTIRE month of June.


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

National Beer Day Celebration!

Cheers to National Beer Day!

In celebration of National Beer Day, April 7th, Hobart Grand Rapids is offering 15% off service and parts for the ENTIRE month of April.


Brewery Savings

Hobart is proud to be a family owned business operating in Beer City USA! We want to support you – by providing you the best service possible, when you need it. 

Cheers to our brewers, breweries, and all their staff!

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


On the menu this month!

Unexpected take on Easter Favorites!

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%.


Hobart Sales and Service Grand Rapids MI Restaurant Supply Store - Local Search Google My Business

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!


Complete Kitchen Inspection

Hobart Sales and Service Grand Rapids MI Restaurant Supply Store - Whole Kitchen Inspection Special
*Offer ends August 30, 2020
Whole Kitchen Inspection Includes:
– Check for leaks – Check switches– Refrigeration
– Lubricate/Grease – Check bearings– Gas Equipment
– Calibrate temps– Check power cords– Electric Equipment
– Check motor– Check general hardware– Ice Machine
– Check gaskets– Dishwasher

Be Prepared to Reopen!

Staying Positive
Be ready for your customers!

We’ve been listening… a lot of people are ready for things to ‘get back to normal’.  With the uncertainty of the current situation we want to make sure you’re ready when the time comes to welcome people back into your stores and restaurants.  Sure, things will be different, but rest assured that you’re ready to go when people are able to come back.


Whole Kitchen Inspection Includes:

– Check switches
– Check for leaks 
– Lubricate/Grease
– Calibrate temps
– Check motor
– Check gaskets
– Check bearings
– Check power cords
– Check general hardware
– Gas Equipment
– Electric Equipment
– Ice Machine
– Refrigeration
– Dishwasher

Stay Ahead of the Game:

Our newest XOI Technology we offer limited in-person contact when in the field. Once your service is complete, an electronic copy of your service report will be emailed to you with a URL link to the XOi secure cloud server.

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Limited Contact Support

Expert Service. Complete Transparency.  Limited In-Person Contact. 

Your health and safety are our top priority! We remain committed to providing you the level of service you know and trust while adhering to the CDC’s latest safety guidelines. 

Intelligent Technology 

We utilize the XOi Vision app to provide each customer the highest level of service while keeping face to face interaction to a minimum. The platform’s photo and video documentation and sharing capabilities allow you to see what our techs see from the comfort and safety of your home. 

Benefits of Using XOi: 

  • Quickly identify equipment problems and maintenance issues 
  • Provide visual proof of completed and recommended work, shared via easily accessible web-links on your service report
  • Document ongoing equipment issues, allowing you to plan ahead for future service requests 
  • Conduct equipment surveys for existing systems and new equipment installs 
  • Enable remote video support for our technicians, helping them complete your service request in a single visit
Remote Support 
To help minimize the spread of the coronavirus, we have taken necessary measures and precautions to limit in-person contact when in the field. Once your service is complete, an electronic copy of your service report will be emailed to you with a URL link to the XOi secure cloud server. 
We Are Open! 
Our team remains active and is happy to take your calls and requests virtually. 
As we continue to navigate and adapt to the evolving situation, we remain committed to providing our customers expert and continued service, now and into the future. 
Continued Service 
Despite the evolving pandemic, we remain committed to providing you the level of service you know and trust. 
By utilizing XOi, our Service Technicians will still be able to communicate remotely and fulfill service requests if our office is closed.