‘Ford’s Garage’ restaurant coming to Dearborn

Michael Martinez
The Detroit News

Ford’s Garage, a burger and beer joint with four locations in Florida, is coming to Dearborn.

The bar in Ford's Garage Restaurant in downtown Cape Coral, Florida.

Ford Land — the real estate arm of Ford Motor Co. — has begun construction on the 13,000-square-foot restaurant at 21367 Michigan Ave., it announced Friday. Ford Land licenses the name to an independent company.

It’s scheduled to open in the spring.

“We are proud to bring Ford’s Garage to our hometown and celebrate Ford Motor Co.’s rich history with the community,” Donna Inch, Ford Land chairwoman and CEO, said in a statement. “This development supports our long-standing commitment to building a thriving mixed-use community in Dearborn, and complements Ford’s 10-year campus transformation plan.”

Construction has begun on the 13,000-square-foot Ford’s Garage in Dearborn, the first location for the restaurant outside Florida.

The restaurant will be styled after a 1920s service station and will include Model T-era decor. It will feature a number of gourmet burgers and more than 100 different craft beers.

The menu includes a 10-pound hamburger called Henry Ford’s “Hub Cap.” It’s billed as 10 pounds of black Angus beef the size of a Model T wheel, sandwiched between a brioche bun the size of a seat cushion.

The “Hub Cap” is $125, unless you finish it by yourself within two hours. Then it’s free.

Ford’s Garage will also include a banquet room, a merchandise store and coffee shop.

“Ford’s Garage offers a truly unique dining experience,” said Billy Downs, the Dearborn location’s manager. “It is an honor to be part of the Ford Motor Co. brand, especially here in Henry Ford’s hometown.”


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