History Of Fords Garage
Fords Garage is your neighborhood burger and beer joint, where everyone is welcome. Located in Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Miromar Outlets in Estero, Wesley Chapel, Westchase, Countryside, St. Augustine, St Petersburg, Lakeland, Brandon, Orlando, Kissimmee, Hamlin, Daytona Beach, and Wellington, Florida. In addition, we are also in Dearborn, Michigan Norwood, Ohio Noblesville, Indiana and Plano, Texas. Fords Garage will give you the vibe of being in a 1920s service station/prohibition bar with its old-style brick, dark colors, rich wood, and hand-hammered copper bar top. With many more unique features, too numerous to list, The Garage is a fun place to eat, hang out, and take pictures!
Ford’s Garage The Fort Myers Born Burger
Five years after making its debut, Fords Garage is going national.
The Fort Myers born burger-and-craft-beer chain, which has three Lee County locations and a store in Brandon, is adding a half-dozen or so more restaurants this year. In the next five years, the company plans to open at least 50 stores throughout Florida and in Michigan, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Charlotte, North Carolina, areas it is targeting for their racing and automotive ties.
Thats to start with, said Marc Brown, president of 23 Restaurant Services, the Tampa-based company that now manages operations for the booming brand.
Another partner is looking to develop the Texas and California markets. Im focusing on growing the South.
Brown, who ran restaurants for Ruby Tuesday and Houlihans before helping to open the original Fords Garage in 2012, has been tasked with overseeing the next phase of its growth.
He moved operations to Tampa the birthplace of several big-name restaurant chains to tap into that areas wealth of hospitality knowledge.
Founder Mike McGuigan remains involved, establishing markets in the Midwest and North Carolina. Founder Daniel Kearns also remains an owner in the company, with his focus, according to Brown, now on Fords Garages sister restaurants The Firestone, Capones, Los Cabos Cantina, The Lodge in Fort Myers.
Weve hired people who are industry leaders with Outback and Olive Garden, Brown said of 23 Restaurant Services executive team.
Ford’s Garage Opens First Unit In Texas
Ford’s Garage, a budding burger-and-craft-beer franchise inspired by Henry Ford himself, has opened its very first Texas restaurant, in Plano.
The more than 9,800-square-foot restaurant is the first of as many as 10 Fords Garage locations planned throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Leading the local expansion are long-time friends and restaurateurs Brian Judd and Jason Borders, who possess nearly 70 years of combined experience owning and operating restaurants ranging from fast casual to fine dining.
While leases have yet to be signed for the remaining restaurants, Judd and Borders are eyeing North Dallas, the DFW Mid Cities, North Fort Worth and Tarrant County for potential sites.
Ford Motor Company has quite a rich history as one of Americas most important manufacturing companies. That history also translates to a pretty cool dining experience, as it turns out, and were excited to be bringing that experience to Dallas, says Judd. With its Ford-inspired design cues and first-rate service and food, Fords Garage will offer something for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents.
Founded in 2012 near Henry Fords winter home in Fort Myers, Florida, Fords Garage has a unique licensing agreement with the Ford Motor Company, enabling them to use the companys iconic blue-oval logo and other brand imagery.
Aside from all the nostalgia, Fords Garage is a good old fashioned burger and beer joint, too.
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Ford’s Garage Menu And Prices
|Add to any salad: Chicken $3.95, angus beef $5.95, shrimp $5.95, ahi tuna $6.95. Dressing selections: Sweet onion balsamic vinaigrette, bleu cheese, italian, smoky ranch, caesar strawberry vinaigrette, oil and vinegar, balsamic vinegar|
|Berries & Gorgonzola||Mixed greens, dried cranberries, fresh blueberries, candied walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, strawberry vinaigretteMORE|
|0||$8.95||Iceberg and romaine blend, hard boiled egg, tomato, aged sharp cheddar, bacon, chick peas, cucumber, red onion, smoky ranch dressingMORE|
|Romaine, caesar dressing, parmesan, croutonsMORE|
|Iceberg wedge, crumbled bleu cheese, applewood smoked bacon, red onion, tomato, bleu cheese dressingMORE|
|Grilled chicken, bacon, hard boiled eggs, tomato, cucumber, crumbled bleu cheese, choice of dressingMORE|
|0||$9.50||Fresh baby spinach, red onion, pine nuts, hard boiled egg, applewood smoked bacon, mandarin oranges, sweet onion vinaigretteMORE|
|All burgers are served with iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion, fresh cut french fries and pickle|
|Served with fresh cut fries|
|Cavatappi pasta with aged sharp cheddar cheeseMORE|
|Pulled pork with bourbon BBQ sauce atop cavatappi pasta, with aged sharp cheddar cheese sauceMORE|
|1/4 Pound maine lobster and aged sharp cheddar cheese sauce over cavatapi pastaMORE|
|Seasoned shrimp and chicken sauteed in cajun cream sauce, over cavatappi topped with scallionsMORE|