Restaurant chain with a Ford Motor Co. theme to open in Short Pump

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Once a tiki-themed restaurant, 11275 W. Broad St. is now set to become an auto shop-themed eatery. (Mike Platania photo)

West Broad Village has landed another new-to-market restaurant chain. 

Ford’s Garage is preparing to open at 11275 W. Broad St. 

Despite its name, the concept isn’t an auto shop and isn’t owned by Ford Motor Co., but rather a restaurant designed to emulate a 1920s-era service station featuring the storied auto manufacturer’s name and branding.

Ford’s Garage locations often include a Ford Model A car suspended over the bar and front-of-house staff in retro auto shop uniforms.

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Ford’s Garage has nearly 30 locations nationwide. (Courtesy Ford’s Garage Facebook)

Its menu similarly leans on Americana with plenty of burgers and barbecue, as well as an extensive draught beer list. Most burgers, sandwiches and salads are in the $14 to $16 range. 

Ford’s Garage filed plans with Henrico County to take over the 6,500-square-foot restaurant outparcel at West Broad Village, and also lists it as “Coming Soon” on its website.

The company operates a franchise model and has 29 locations throughout the country, and the Richmond spot would be its first in Virginia. 

Spokespeople for Ford’s Garage were not available for comment by press time. 

The West Broad Street building has housed a few different restaurants since West Broad Village was built around 15 years ago, including Mimi’s Café, Carolina Ale House and most recently MPM Tiki Bar, which recently relocated within the development.

The pending arrival of Ford’s Garage continues a busy year of churn in West Broad Village’s restaurant spaces. Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão opened in the old Kona Grill space at 11221 W. Broad St., while Carrabba’s Italian Grill closed at 11237 W. Broad St. after a decade. 

fords garage short pump Cropped scaled

Once a tiki-themed restaurant, 11275 W. Broad St. is now set to become an auto shop-themed eatery. (Mike Platania photo)

West Broad Village has landed another new-to-market restaurant chain. 

Ford’s Garage is preparing to open at 11275 W. Broad St. 

Despite its name, the concept isn’t an auto shop and isn’t owned by Ford Motor Co., but rather a restaurant designed to emulate a 1920s-era service station featuring the storied auto manufacturer’s name and branding.

Ford’s Garage locations often include a Ford Model A car suspended over the bar and front-of-house staff in retro auto shop uniforms.

fords garage 2

Ford’s Garage has nearly 30 locations nationwide. (Courtesy Ford’s Garage Facebook)

Its menu similarly leans on Americana with plenty of burgers and barbecue, as well as an extensive draught beer list. Most burgers, sandwiches and salads are in the $14 to $16 range. 

Ford’s Garage filed plans with Henrico County to take over the 6,500-square-foot restaurant outparcel at West Broad Village, and also lists it as “Coming Soon” on its website.

The company operates a franchise model and has 29 locations throughout the country, and the Richmond spot would be its first in Virginia. 

Spokespeople for Ford’s Garage were not available for comment by press time. 

The West Broad Street building has housed a few different restaurants since West Broad Village was built around 15 years ago, including Mimi’s Café, Carolina Ale House and most recently MPM Tiki Bar, which recently relocated within the development.

The pending arrival of Ford’s Garage continues a busy year of churn in West Broad Village’s restaurant spaces. Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão opened in the old Kona Grill space at 11221 W. Broad St., while Carrabba’s Italian Grill closed at 11237 W. Broad St. after a decade. 

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David Adler
David Adler
19 days ago

Garden salad please – hold the 10w-30!

Last edited 19 days ago by David Adler
Brian Ezzelle
Brian Ezzelle
19 days ago

Will the wait staff have to speak to their manager before settling on a final menu price?

George MacGuffin
George MacGuffin
19 days ago

Hopefully it’s not a Sheehy owned franchise.

Bill Foster
Bill Foster
19 days ago

“You can have any color bean you like, as long as it’s black.”

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
19 days ago
Reply to  Bill Foster

Ford had thousands of great quotes.

My favorite one that I can remember is “Cut your own wood and it warms you twice.”

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
19 days ago

Now THIS is an example of creativity.

Michael Boyer
Michael Boyer
19 days ago

First on race day

Wellen Dowd
Wellen Dowd
14 days ago
Reply to  Michael Boyer

Fix or repair daily……

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
13 days ago
Reply to  Michael Boyer

Wer mit dem Ford fahrt, fahrt mit dem Zug zueruck!

Tom Joseph
Tom Joseph
19 days ago

I like the concept but can’t see it being all that successful with the bourgeois Tesla crowd.

Michael Boyer
Michael Boyer
18 days ago
Reply to  Tom Joseph

Yeah you’re probably right,high Tesla district over there.

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
13 days ago
Reply to  Tom Joseph

Well…. I bet the car crowd in there in GENERAL is larger and SOME Tesla owners are car lovers in general.

Steve cook
Steve cook
18 days ago

I guess with gasoline rushing to 4 bucks a gallon, a $16 burger is to be expected. But really, is a burger worth four gallons of gas?

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
13 days ago
Reply to  Steve cook

Gasoline has long been the biggest bargain out there, and people have long failed to appreciate it.

Dan Kern
Dan Kern
18 days ago

Hopefully the beer tap system is more reliable than a Ford. And yes, I drive a Ford so I’ve earned the right to make this comment….

Sally Wannabaker
Sally Wannabaker
18 days ago

Hope you also pre-draft the news of this place closing, Mike…it won’t be long

Shawn Harper
Shawn Harper
13 days ago

What makes you so certain? Everything else being equal, such as management and the popularity of the food choices, this is a UNIQUE CONCEPT, certainly compared to almost everything else in Richmond. Actual men tend to like cars and trucks and tools and stuff, and not just older men — and don’t forget their boys often do too (I say this while never having been a car or truck guy, and I had a female cousin that was obsessed with Tractor-traliers and wanted to be a trucker when she grew up, but she was unusual, like me — I was… Read more »

Tonja Simmons
Tonja Simmons
32 minutes ago

I can’t wait till this opens!!! I went to one in Florida and their food is amazing!!!