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Ford’s Garage Restaurant Opens Up In Kentucky

Ford’s Garage – a restaurant franchise filled with Blue Oval memorabilia – has been around since 2012, though it originated in Florida and wasn’t officially licensed to use FoMoCo’s iconic Blue Oval logo until 2014. The first Dearborn-based location opened in 2017, and the very first Ford’s Garage built at a dealership followed in late 2020. Regardless, the franchise has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, leading to a rapid expansion with the addition of multiple new sites, as well as a handful of proposed ones. Now, the franchise can add yet another state to its list – Kentucky – as the latest location just opened in the city of Florence, according to Link NKY.

This new Ford’s Garage location is the very first in the state of Kentucky, as well as the second in the Greater Cincinnati area, joining a site in Norwood that opened last May. Like all other locations, it features a decidedly 1920s vibe, with plenty of Blue Oval memorabilia, gas pumps, signage, and even a Model A and a Model T – the latter of which hangs above the bar area, where there are more than 100 beers on tap.

As one might imagine, the menu is typical bar-type food, with plenty of burgers to choose from, as well as sandwiches, salads, and milkshakes, while brunch is also served on Sundays. This new Kentucky location makes 24 for Ford’s Garage across the U.S., and while the majority are still located in the state of Florida, the restaurant chain is quickly making its way across the entire country.

With two dozen locations under its belt, Ford’s Garage has additional restaurants that are either already open or under construction in the states of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Texas, with many more planned to join that growing list in the near future.

We’ll have more on Ford’s Garage soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. T

    The one here in DFW Texas is awesome!

  2. Anthony Young

    It’s a shame they didn’t put it in Louisville between the two Ford assembly plants. Florence? The closest Ford plant there is in Sharonville, Ohio… a transmission plant. I really enjoyed the place in Dearborn, Michigan when I was up there on business. I am disappointed because I am just being selfish, as I work at the Truck plant and would love to make this a regular eating spot!

  3. Lis Anderson

    Sounds like they should put one in Somerset, KY, to go along with Sommernites Cruise auto shows.

  4. Mike

    Great. Another CHAIN restaurant to compete for hard to find staff pitting them against locally owned restaurants. And while Ford can’t manage their core business, they expand into F&B??

    1. Eric Barrows

      Your an idiot.Ford doesn’t own it.Try reading the article again.

  5. Dominic LaMarra

    Looks like a rip off of Vinsetta Garage on Woodward in Berkley MI which was originally an auto service station.

  6. Robert Maison

    Good food, burgers are awesome. We go to the one in Lutz, and St. Augustine in Florida whenever we visit. It’s also a Ford owner pride thing for us. Having a meal with people of like minds.

  7. Alain Dufresne

    Ok ! Ok! We need this in Quebec /Canada!!!😀🙏🏻

  8. Carol airington

    My son sent me a link & I loved the resturant. My husband would have loved it. We are truly Ford ❤️ people. Since he passed, I am trying to sell a 1963 Ford Galaxie red convertible in mint condition. It was our retirement present to ourselves. But now it just sits in garage.


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