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Ford’s Garage opens restaurant in Florida dealership, plans for more

Jeff King of St. Augustine, Florida, works at the first car dealership in the nation to expand and include a popular restaurant franchise that’s now serving 6,000 diners a week just six months after opening. 

“We have an F-150 beer list available,” he said. “That’s 150 beers, 40 on tap.”

Patrons walk to dinner through the Bozard Ford Lincoln dealership or enter from a separate entrance for a juicy Black Angus burger, chicken wings, gluten-free salmon salad, homemade meatloaf or shrimp and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese.

While Ford’s Garage is an established hot spot near Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, that’s not where it all began. Four entrepreneurs came together to set up the first Ford Garage in 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida, with no affiliation with the automaker.

Yet the interior and exterior of the restaurant spotlights classic Ford cars and car parts.

It’s like a Hard Rock Cafe

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