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Matot Case Study – Deer Path Inn

Andrew Jones

Established in 1929, the Deer Path Inn has been providing premier accommodations in the North Shore area of Chicago for decades.

The roots of the Deer Path Inn go all the way back to 1860, providing inexpensive lodging for weary travelers passing through the Chicago area. Built along an old Indian deer path (for which it is named), the Deer Path Inn has built a reputation for hospitality and good food. Recent renovations and modernizations have added to the Inn’s charm.

The hotel restaurant was faced with a few challenges as they sought to modernize the building. With a steep stairway connecting the dining area and the kitchen, carrying trays of food between floors was inefficient and a safety hazard. Matot was able to develop a custom dumbwaiter solution to meet these challenges.

The Matot Model 101 Ambassador Drum Dumbwaiter is 36 inches by 36 inches and has a load capacity of 500 pounds. With a total travel time of less than nineteen seconds between floors, the Matot dumbwaiter increases the efficiency of the Deer Path Inn wait staff by allowing them to roll heavy carts of food to the dumbwaiter and shuttle them between floors.

In addition, the sturdy stainless steel cab is easy to clean and provides a robust, reliable food delivery system that cycles hundreds of times a day without incident. Expertly installed by Lakeland Larsen Elevator company of Waukegan, IL, the Matot dumbwaiter will pay for itself many times over with efficiency savings and last the life of the building.

Matot is proud to be an integral part of this historic hotel and restaurant.

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