How Ford's Garage's innovative menu and vibe draws guests of all ages

Chef Jessica Tomlinson gives comfort-food favorites scratch-made twists, with an eye toward menu optimization.

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Ford’s Garage is a 1920s gas station-themed burger and craft beer restaurant with a unique vibe.

Chef Jessica Tomlinson landed at the 24-location, full-service concept after working in fine dining, baking and pastry, a farm-to-table restaurant and at Bloomin’ Brands.

Jessica Tomlinson
Chef Jessica Tomlinson

In a nostalgic setting filled with vintage vehicles, gas pumps and even a Model T car suspended above the bar, she offers a wide range of classic and creative comfort foods. House-made sauces and condiments, a Burger Hall of Fame and an inventive mac-and-cheese bar differentiate the restaurant.

Tomlinson describes how she focuses on menu optimization and efficiency along with innovation, how she bridges the gap between culinary and the bar, how Ford's Garage's interactive experience and menu draws guests of all ages, and what's next for the brand.

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