Located at the head of the Amusement area, the structure was of early American tavern design. A special feature of its construction was a cornerstone of reinforced concrete with windows, protected by burglar-proof glass and other devices, which enabled visitors to see on display the 5,000 new one-dollar bills which was distributed to charity when the Fair closed. Each person eating at the inn was entitled to a vote for his or her preferred charity.
The dining room provided a large string ensemble, a maile octette, and soloists. In the bar restaurant, Herr Louis and the Hungry Five of radio fame were featured.
The Inn was under the direction of Egbert Eidel and May Eidel, famous Exposition resauranteurs.
Ballantine's Three Ring Inn was among the largest restaurants at the Fair. Its main dining room accomodated 1,000 people, the bar restaurant 500 people, and the cafeteria an additional 500 visitors.
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