Milwaukee Waterfront Deli and PFlow Deliver
A few minutes before noon folks in downtown Milwaukee start to ponder where to grab lunch. One of those locations frequented by many is the Milwaukee Waterfront Deli; a historic two-story building with theatric murals, a gourmet deli display case and views of downtown.
But like many historic building, challenges arise. The challenge deli owner Jeremiah “Jere” Pandl ran into was that the narrow facility provided minimal space to run its operation and accommodate customers. So he called PFlow.
PFlow designed a dual chain mechanical lift, also referred to as the continuous conveyor, a pipe lift or the “deli” lift. Servers place orders in the individual baskets on the first level, with the push of a button, baskets travel 18′ to the customer, where they are delivered to a discharge conveyor. During travel, the dual chains keep the baskets level.
Not only did this design help conserve space, but it also provides a convenience to its customers as they travel upstairs.