Ford’s Garage teams up with Derrick Peltz for breast cancer awareness

October 1, 2015 CONRIC PR

Ford’s Garage has joined forces with local celebrity chef Derrick Peltz to create a limited-edition burger with attitude for a great cause. During the month of October 2015 only, customers can enjoy the MasterChef finalist’s exclusive creation, the California Rocker Burger, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

A Fort Myers native whose rock and roll success took him on the road before landing on season six of the cut-throat cooking competition MasterChef, Peltz drew on his experiences on the west coast as inspiration for the California Rocker Burger. Kobe beef is the star of this production, with supporting characters including avocado, carmelized onions, goat cheese, arugula and a zingy Cali-Rocker sauce. This is served on a toasted brioche bun sporting a cattle branded Ford’s Garage insignia and served alongside a heap of fresh cut French fries. At $14.95, this Kobe beef burger is a tasty way to give back to the Southwest Florida community.

Peltz said, “It’s got all the ingredients I love from California on a really good Derrick Peltzburger – the arugula, the goat cheese and the avocado. Then I put a little rock and roll flair on it with my Cali-rocker sauce. It’s fresh, it’s vibrant, it’s got a little kick to it.”

Ford’s Garage Partner Zak Kearns said, “It’s a natural fit for Ford’s Garage, with its Prohibition-era bootleg bar vibe, to team up with MasterChef rocker Derrick Peltz. He’s a down-to-earth guy with an edge, and this was a fun opportunity to join forces to do something good.”

Ford’s Garage 

Ford’s Garage is a prime burger and craft beer restaurant with locations in Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Miromar Outlets in Estero and Brandon, Florida. The 1920s service station-themed restaurant features a Prohibition-era bar with old style brick, dark colors, rich wood and a hand-hammered copper bar top. In 2014 the restaurant became the first in its industry to enter into a brand licensing agreement with Ford Motor Company, granting it rights to the iconic blue oval logo and Ford’s brand imagery including archived historical photographs, images of vehicles, and actual Model-Ts. For more information call (239) 337-3673 or visit

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