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The Double Stack Roadster is a one-third pound burger topped with American and Provolone cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a toasted brioche bun.

Ford’s Garage Serves Up Nostalgia Along With Tasty Burgers And More

By Melanie Kopacz

A modern take on nostalgia drives burger and beer fans to Ford’s Garage, which opened earlier this year in the Mall at Wellington Green. The growing Florida-based chain has more than a dozen locations.

“The history behind the concept started several years ago in Fort Myers. At the time, the owners came up with the idea, because that area was known as a vacation destination for Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone,” Ford’s Garage Vice President of Brand Development Tara Matheny said. The restaurant’s décor is a step back in time to the dawn of the automobile age, feeding Wellington restaurant goers’ appetites by way of a Prohibitionera filling station. The scene is set from the moment you open the door at the entrance with its gas pump handles, flanked by two retro gas pumps. Ford’s Garage truly gives a nostalgic feel with its throwback pieces of Ameri-

cana. Several restored Ford Model Ts fill the 6,000-square-foot space for guests to admire as they enjoy a meal. “Between the history and nostalgia, the concept took off,” Matheny said. The Wellington location, located just across from the mall’s food court, has taken off at a fast pace since its grand opening in June. “The feel-good, innovative dining experience is filled with creativity and atmosphere,” said Keith Ledsome, a member of the Ford’s Garage management team. “You look at our nation’s history, and what momentum was behind this car, and that time is truly incredible. So, we’ve been able to develop synergy between the two. Old and new, so it’s exciting.” wellington the magazine | november 2019

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WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – November 2019  

November 2019 | ON THE COVER Show jumping star Beezie Madden, profiled in this issue, rides Breitling LS. photo By sportfot | Law Firm Steps...

WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – November 2019  

November 2019 | ON THE COVER Show jumping star Beezie Madden, profiled in this issue, rides Breitling LS. photo By sportfot | Law Firm Steps...