A unique and out of the blue restaurant has come to Plano to serve burgers and shakes with a vintage feel according to an FS Magazine article from June 14 which reports,
“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 Ford’s 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.
“Ford Motor Company has quite a rich history as one of America’s most important manufacturing companies. That history also translates to a pretty cool dining experience, as it turns out, and we’re excited to be bringing that experience to Dallas,” says Judd. “With its Ford-inspired design cues and first-rate service and food, Ford’s Garage will offer something for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents.”
The new restaurant in Plano is sculpted to look like a 1920s service station and is filled to the brim with Ford memorabilia, including vintage vehicles, fixtures, and gas pumps, as well as a Model T or Model A car suspended above the center bar. Playing further into the theme, servers are dressed similar to mechanics, blue shop towels are used as napkins, and the bathroom sinks are made from tires and fuel pump nozzles. Even the bar inside the restaurant is decidedly vintage, mixing prohibition-style elements like brick, richly colored woods, and a copper bar top that’s hammered by hand.”
Aside from the vintage atmosphere and design, Ford’s Garage will feature mainly American food together with their craft beer and cocktails according to a CultureMap Dallas article from June 13. They say,
“Burgers are the main draw, including black angus beef and a vegetarian option, on artisan buns branded with the Ford’s Garage logo.
The menu also features American comfort food options like meatloaf, chicken wings and tenders, onion rings, and macaroni and cheese. Lighter fare such as fresh salads, grilled chicken, and various seafood options are also available.
A full bar includes craft beer with over 20 local and domestic options.”
Ford’s Garage in Plano will be open every day but the opening and closing time will vary per day. Monday to Thursday will be from 11 AM to 10 PM while Friday to Saturday will be 11 AM to 11 PM. Sundays will be from 1030 AM to 10 PM.