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Felipe Zarate, Montague

Name:   Felipe Zarate Home Hobee’s: Hobee’s Montague Length of Service: 21 ½ Years Position:  General Manager Why He’s The One: We’ve honored Felipe a bunch of times during his two decades at Hobee’s. He has won Outstanding GM four times at the Achievement Awards, and he is certainly making the case for a fifth […]

Summer Brings Tropical Flavors to Hobee’s

From the very beginning, Hobee’s and Hawaii have had a special relationship. Founder Paul Taber spent decades owning and managing restaurants on Oahu. Paul and his family brought the “aloha spirit” philosophy with them when they opened the first Hobee’s in 1974. When summer rolls around, we always like to pay tribute to our roots […]

“Merc” Readers Add Coffeecake to Favorites List

Hobee’s got a double shout out in a recent Sal Pizarro San Jose Mercury News column. The piece highlighted reader suggestions for the best restaurant dishes in San Jose. Jane Divinski extolled the Florentine Scramble, while Sal himself pointed out that “Hobee’s coffeecake can’t be beat, regardless of your main dish.” Check out the article […]

Fundraise for Your Favorite Non-Profit at Hobee’s

We’re proud to lend a hand to vital community institutions such as PTA groups, school clubs, sports teams and non-profits. Hobee’s will donate 20% of all sales generated by verified attendees at these events. Here’s how it works: Hobee’s will provide: A customized flyer promoting the event to invited guests For child-friendly organizations we’ll supply […]

The Super Bowl Comes to Hobeeland!

The talk of Silicon Valley in 2016 is, of course, Super Bowl 50. Lots of locals and visitors will be streaming into Hobee’s in the lead up to and wind down after the Big Game between Carolina and Denver at Levi’s Stadium on February 7th. Hobee’s will be featuring festive menu specials like Touchdown Browns […]

Hobee’s Legend Jose Valencia Wins Top Honor

When manager Jose Valencia announced that he was leaving Hobee’s in January to pursue his passion for photography full-time, we knew we had to do something exceptional to honor his 21 years with the company. With the Achievement Awards rolling out once again, inspiration struck: Jose was the ideal recipient for this year’s Paul Taber […]

PA’s Melissa Talbot Named Outstanding GM

Hobee’s Palo Alto’s Melissa Talbot (pictured center) was named 2015 General Manager of the Year at a management meeting on January 7th. Melissa’s selection was due to her high score in each criteria for the award: cost control, employee rating, mystery shopper score, employer evaluation and meeting attendance. Melissa had a very successful return to […]

Happy 2016!

We welcome the New Year with an abundance of gratitude for our loyal customers and employees. This year marks our 42nd(!) year in business. In a very competitive industry, we realize how fortunate we are to be on your list of favorite Silicon Valley restaurants. We look forward to seeing lots of you throughout the […]

2015 Achievement Award Nominations Unveiled

For the 23rd year, Hobee’s employees cast their votes for the co-workers who most distinguished themselves during the prior year. Lots of inspiring comments accompanied the ballots. In the end, our blue ribbon committee had to choose winners (always a very difficult task!) for the Hobee’s Achievement Awards. During the next few months, we’ll be […]