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!
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.
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.
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.