Three Generations and 78 Years Later, Globe Equipment Company Continues to Grow With an Evolving Restaurant Industry

Published May 26th 2016

Open House Weekend to Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Retail Showroom

June 23-25, 2016 - Restaurant Industry and the General Public are Welcome

May 17, 2016, Bridgeport, CT: The story began in 1938 when brothers Sidney and David Ringelheim moved from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to Bridgeport, CT. David took equipment orders from local restaurants and Sidney would drive down to the Bowery in New York City each week in his station wagon to fill those orders. And the rest is history, as Globe Equipment Company  remains one of the true pioneers of the restaurant supply industry in Connecticut. Today, second generation Jay Ringelheim and his son, third generation Brian, continue the family business with a fresh look to the future.

This past fall Globe completed construction of their 10,000 square foot retail showroom and by the end of winter completed their new 40,000 square foot warehouse space. From paella pans to pizza ovens, this family owned and operated business continues to thrive within the region’s robust hospitality market. Their secret sauce remains – quality products, dedicated staff, and continual relationship building.

To celebrate Globe’s recent showroom addition and to bring together restaurateurs, chefs, food service operators, and home cooks, an Open House is on tap for Thursday, June 23 thru Saturday, June 25. The event is jammed packed with industry partners and equipment manufacturers demonstrating the latest in cooking equipment such as the Pacojet (micro-puree) and Combi Oven (steamer, fryer, smoker and more). Local chefs and bartenders will also be participating as Globe brings both front and back of the house professionals together to share in the latest industry gadgets and must-have tools that are necessary in running the day-today operations of this grueling industry. Cash and carry deals and specially marked down select equipment will also be available.

“We’re proud of how far we’ve come, while remaining to true to our core values, “says Brian, “Customer service is at the forefront and what we believe has allowed us to be successful. We have a tremendous amount of respect for this industry and we strive to support it by offering quality products and stellar service.”

The Celebration Features:

Thursday, June 23, 10:00 PM – Ribbon Cutting with Bridgeport’s Mayor Ganim

All Weekend Long

-          Cooking and bartending demonstrations

-          Equipment demonstrations

-          Current trend presentations

-          Food and beverage sampling

-          Raffles and give-aways

-          WEBE 108 Remote Radio Broadcast

-          Factory reps to answer questions

-          Food truck serving lunch

-          More!

Open House

Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 25

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM