Food Service / Hospitality
The food service and hospitality industries rely greatly on the convenience and efficiencies Matot dumbwaiters provide. Dumbwaiters provide significant labor savings in restaurants, bars, banquet halls, and hotels, reduce the need for kitchens on multiple levels, and deliver a sanitary environment. Uses include the transport of bulk items, sanitary as well as soiled dishes and utensils, prepared food, linens, cleaning supplies and toiletries.
LIGHT Duty Dumbwaiter Project
Project: Wynn Casino, Las Vegas
Size: 24” W x 24” D x 24” H; Capacity: 200 lbs.; Counter Loading; Serving 2 Floors
Benefits: Convenience/Labor savings
Special Features: Under-counter
A Wynn Casino bar needed to move supplies from a basement store room to the main bar area. Matot built a dumbwaiter with under-counter capability, which meant that it needed very little room above the top of the car. This feature allowed the dumbwaiter to come up underneath the bar itself. This feature made it extremely convenient for the bar staff to get supplies from the storeroom below.
MEDIUM Duty Dumbwaiter Project
Project: Devon Seafood
Size: 24” W x 24” D x 36” H; Capacity: 250 lbs.; Counter Loading; Serving 2 Floors
Benefits: Convenience/Labor savings/Safety/Extra dining space/Sterile conditions
Devon Seafood Restaurant required two dumbwaiter units to service upper and lower floor needs, moving prepared food from the lower kitchen area to the upper dining/bar area and move the dirty dishes back down to the kitchen wash area. Likewise the bar was able to send drinks down to the lower dining area off of the kitchen location.
The Matot dumbwaiters served a range of purposes. The dumbwaiter allowed the restaurant needing only one kitchen area, rather than a kitchen on each level. This delivered a considerable cost savings. The kitchen would have taken up approximately 300sq ft while the dumbwaiters took up only 27 sq ft, approximately 1/10th the floor space. The extra room was devoted to additional dining tables. Finally, this avoided the staff having to carry food up and down stairs, which was safer and reduced labor costs. The elevator was used for patrons only, separating the material and human traffic. This allowed for better logistics and less exposure to contamination.
HEAVY Duty Material Lift Project
Project: Three Forks Steakhouse, Chicago
Size: 53” W x 48” D x 61” H; Capacity: 750 lbs.; Floor Loading; Serving 2 Floors
Benefits: Convenience/Labor savings/Safety/Extra dining space
Three forks Restaurant was constructed in one of the prime pieces of real estate in Chicago. Adjacent to Millennium Park and Lake Michigan the restaurant offered one of the most picturesque views of the city. To augment this feature the architect decided to offer al fresco dining during the summer months on the roof of the restaurant.
With a Matot heavy duty material lift only one kitchen was needed vs. one each on multiple levels, a considerable cost savings. Because the kitchen would have taken up approximately 300 sq ft considerable space savings were provided with the dumbwaiters taking up only 35 sq ft – approximately 1/10th the floor space. The extra room was devoted to additional dining tables and diners. The staff did not need to carry food and dishes up and down stairs, which was safer and reduced labor costs. The elevator was used for patrons only, separating the material and human traffic. This allowed for better logistics and less exposure to contamination.
Finally, Matot sales discussions resulted in a unit cost savings of almost 30% and reduction of the original planned footprint by more than 50%. Matot consultations with the architect brought the original plan design from Matot’s largest unit of 60” W x 96” D x 96” H with a 2500 lb. capacity, down to a smaller unit size of 53” W x 48” D x 61” H with a 750 lb capacity sufficient.
Matot serves a broad range of industries with our extensive product line. We have varying types of dumbwaiters for all industries to serve all your needs.
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