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Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 21:00

Hobart Announces 125th Anniversary Celebration Contest

TROY, Ohio (May 5, 2022) – To celebrate its 125th anniversary and the loyal customers who support the brand, Hobart is pleased to announce it is hosting an equipment giveaway. The Hobart 125th Anniversary Celebration Contest includes prize packages of equipment, along with installation and up to one year of preventive maintenance for two lucky winners: one independent restaurant owner and one independent food retail store owner.

Hobart will award the winners based on their local philanthropy and community outreach, as well as how the equipment will impact those initiatives. Contestants will provide this information for the selection process by submitting short narratives through an online entry form.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to give back to the independent owners who give so much to their local communities,” said Todd Blair, director of marketing. “Their creativity in making great food and their compassion for helping those in need is inspiring to us. We want to support them as they continue to serve their communities and do what they love most.”

The prize packages include dishwashing and food prep equipment as well as installation and preventive maintenance support for both winners, with the addition of weighing equipment for the independent food retail store owner. Both can make their selection of equipment based on a set retail value established by Hobart.

The initial entry period begins May 5 and ends June 30. Finalists will be selected and notified by July 31 and provided direction on completing a video submission for the Hobart selection committee to review. The video submission allows contestants to expand on their community outreach, impact and the corresponding need for new equipment to enhance their involvement. Winners will be selected, verified and announced by October 31.

The complete set of contest rules, including eligibility and full promotion period details, plus the entry form are available at

Grey and white badge of Hobart celebrating its 125 years anniversary in the foodservice industry

At Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, people and food are our passion. We believe great food brings people together, and the relationships we share feed our inspiration to be the best we can be for one another. As a food equipment manufacturer and service provider, we’ve been dedicated for more than a century to supporting those who are not only passionate about creating great food but are inspired by the people they serve and come to know on a daily basis. Likewise, it is our mission to provide premium food equipment that foodservice and food retail professionals can trust to work hard and deliver quality, consistent results day in and day out, empowering them to focus on what they love most—creating great food for great people. Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Hobart is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. Explore Hobart by visiting, by connecting with us on Facebook at or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART.

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Monica DeBrot
Two Rivers Marketing