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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 08:00

Hobart Earns “Outstanding Supplier of the Year” Award from Auntie Anne’s

Pretzel franchisor Auntie Anne’s Inc. recently recognized Hobart as Outstanding Supplier of the Year for its demonstration of superior customer service and product quality. Hobart supplies the HL200 20-quart Legacy® Mixer for all of Auntie Anne’s retail locations worldwide.

Auntie Anne’s is the franchisor of the world’s largest hand-rolled soft-pretzel chain and is known for offering fresh-from-the-oven pretzel products by mixing, twisting and baking pretzels to golden-brown perfection in full view of customers. With more than 1,200 locations in 46 states and more than 23 countries, Auntie Anne’s rolls more than 97.5 million pretzels a year.

“We are very pleased to recognize Hobart as an Outstanding Supplier of the Year for 2011,” said Dale Smucker, Vice President of Purchasing & Distribution at Auntie Anne’s. “The mixer plays a critical role in our pretzel-making process, and it’s important to have equipment and support that you can count on 24/7, 365 days a year. The Hobart team’s dedication to superior customer service and product quality since 1993 is unsurpassed.”

Hobart’s Legacy Mixer product line features several major ergonomic advancements that help improve an operation’s overall productivity and labor efficiency. For example, a swing-out bowl facilitates the ease of adding ingredients and removal of product and a single-point bowl installation makes it easier to install and remove the bowl.

“The 20-quart Hobart mixer, which is what Auntie Anne’s uses at all of its locations, provides the perfect balance of performance, ease of use and durability that a demanding dough application requires,” said Doug Lins, National Account Manager for Hobart. “We’re proud to receive recognition from Auntie Anne’s as a supplier that works to add value at every opportunity.”

About Hobart

Hobart is the world leader in commercial food equipment and service for the foodservice and grocery industries. An ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence award winner in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2008 and 2009, Hobart manufactures products for warewashing and waste handling; food preparation; Baxter bakery; cooking; weighing, wrapping and labeling systems; and Traulsen refrigeration. Hobart equipment is supported by a national network of factory-trained service representatives in hundreds of locations across the United States. To learn more about Hobart, visit visit www.hobartcorp.com, connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hobartcorp or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hobartcorp.

About Auntie Anne’s

Auntie Anne’s Inc. is the world’s largest franchisor of hand-rolled soft pretzels, supporting more than 1,200 Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels locations worldwide. The concept mixes, twists and bakes pretzels to golden-brown perfection in full view of customers. For more information about Auntie Anne’s Inc., visit www.auntieannes.com, www.facebook.com/auntieannespretzels, www.twitter.com/AuntieAnnes, or www.youtube.com/auntieannespretzels.

Media Contacts

Hobart Public Relations
gyro (for Hobart)
(513) 346-3487 or hobart@gyro.com

Auntie Anne’s Shannon Zimmerman, Public Relations and Social Media Manager (717) 435-1612 or szimmerman@auntieannesinc.com