Ford’s Garage, the home of timeless American comfort food served with a hearty side of nostalgia, is firing on all cylinders this year. The brand has announced plans to open seven new restaurants and is eyeing several new markets for future growth opportunities.

The company plans to open seven new franchised locations including in Orlando, Panama City Beach and Viera, Florida; Liberty, Ohio; Smith Haven, New York; Richmond, Virginia; and Avon, Indiana. Corporate-owned restaurant plans are also underway in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas market. Additionally, Ford’s Garage has identified market growth potential in several states: Illinois, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. 

“We look forward to welcoming new franchisees to the Ford’s Garage family as we have a very busy and exciting year ahead of us,” said Dave Ragosa, Vice President of Franchising and Development at Ford’s Garage. “By expanding our reach into key markets, we’ll be introducing more and more people to the unique Ford’s Garage dining experience.”

Ford’s Garage is the only restaurant brand exclusively licensed to use Ford Motor Company branding and memorabilia to evoke the look and feel of a 1920s service station. The décor includes vintage vehicles, fixtures and gas pumps. Servers wear mechanic shirts, blue shop towels are used as napkins, and bathroom sinks are made from tires and fuel pump nozzles.