Five Guys has a platform lift on the menu
Five Guys is a successful restaurant chain offering burgers and fries. It started out in Arlington, Virginia, when Jerry and Janie Murrell told their five sons to start a business, or go to college. They chose the business route, and their first burger joint was named Five Guys after the brothers. Ability Lifts had previously installed a platform lift for Five Guys in Milton Keynes, so when a new Five Guys was to be opened in South Kensington, they were the obvious choice to supply and install a new platform lift.
The restaurant is located in a former nightclub which was being converted. The lift needed to serve three floors, and the Optimum 100 platform lift was the perfect choice for this, as it comes complete with it’s own self supporting shaft, whilst offering scope for colour and finish customisation. With a compact design requiring a space of just 1280mm x 1590mm, the lift provides a fully Part M compliant disabled access sized platform of 1120mm x 1480mm.
A fully glazed shaft was specified to maximise light within the restaurant. The lower two floors have glazed doors and the client specified that the top floor was to have a solid door with a vision panel. This was due to the top floor being for staff only, and so access was restricted to this level with a key control for the floor button, which was provided on the platform.
The shaft and doors were painted jet black to match in with the colour scheme of the restaurant, whilst all handles were stainless steel to match balustrades and other fittings in the restaurant. Automatic opening doors were fitted for customer convenience, and an autodialer was fitted as a means of emergency communication.
Further customisation was offered on the lift by enlarging the tray of the lift to allow the tiled floor of the restaurant to continue through into the lift. With an incredible guarantee including 12 months parts and labour warranty, a 5 year warranty on the motor and gearbox and 10 year warranty on the drive chains, the lift will offer trouble free service for years to come.
Please contact the Ability Lifts team on 0292 168 3207 or email [email protected] for further information on the Optimum 100 and the other products in the Optimum range of lifts.