Arooga’s® Grille House & Sports Bar Signs Seventh Franchise Agreement – for 7 Units
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Arooga’s® Grille House & Sports Bar Signs Seventh Franchise Agreement – for 7 Units

Arooga’s Inks Deal with Blessing Developers Inc to Take the National Award-Winning Brand to Bergen & Hudson Counties of New Jersey, and West Chester & Rockland Counties of New York

November 10, 2015 // // HARRISBURG, Penn. – Arooga’s, America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise and one of the fastest growing concepts in the industry, will expand its presence in New York and New Jersey with a multi-unit franchise agreement which will take the brand’s footprint to 105 units open, in development or under contract.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, the Harrisburg, Penn.-based award-winning full-service casual restaurant and bar, today announced it has entered into a Multi -unit franchise agreement with Blessing Developers Inc to bring 7 Arooga’s restaurants to Bergen and Hudson counties of New Jersey, and West Chester and Rockland counties of New York.

Arooga’s currently has ten corporate locations in Pennsylvania, and it opened its first franchise location in Uncasville, Connecticut, adjacent to the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, in March of this year as part of a 15 location multi-unit agreement with the Mohegan Holding company. Other franchise locations are currently under development in the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida and Georgia markets. 

In a statement, Blessing Developers Inc said, “We had been looking for quite some time to partner with an emerging brand that offers an exciting full service bar and restaurant. When we met Gary and Keith at the 2015 IFA Franchise Expo in New York and then visited their locations and found out more about the Arooga’s brand, we knew this was the brand we would want to invest our focus and resources in full time. We like the exciting environment inside the restaurants, the use of technology, the quality of the food, large selection of beers, award winning wing sauces and cutting edge initiatives. Most importantly, we like Gary’s vision and are confident that he will move the brand forward with fresh and innovative ideas.

“We are very excited to be expanding the brand profile with proven experts in the hospitality industry and ones who share our vision for success and growth,” said Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development for Arooga’s. “We welcome Blessing Developers to Arooga’s Nation and can’t wait to show these regions of New York and New Jersey our unmistakable Arooga’s vibe.”- Arooga’s is one of the fastest growing restaurant concepts in the country, which Arooga’s president and co-founder Gary Huether, Jr. saw coming 7 years ago: “Looking back to where we started, I am thrilled to see our evolution as a brand and how far we’ve come. Our guests have always been our priority, and I think that our dedication to providing the ultimate sports bar experience to them is what makes us an attractive franchise partner, and open more doors for our brand nationwide.”

About Arooga’s

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar is an innovative full-service casual restaurant and bar with a sports and entertainment focus that combines exceptional food and beverages, with unique concepts, and proprietary operational strategies. Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar was founded in July 2008, and currently operates ten corporate locations in Central Pennsylvania and 95 franchise locations either open or in development. Arooga’s founders are taking the “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept national and are offering franchising opportunities to qualified multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at

About Blessing Developers Inc

Blessing Developers Inc is a hotel and restaurant development company with the main office in New York, NY. Since its beginning in 2006, it has developed multiple hotels in upstate New York and operates fast casual restaurants. The hotels are nationally respected brands from Hilton, IHG and Marriott and the restaurants are under the national brand Little Caesars and Jimmy John’s.

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Media Contact:

Derek Farley
DFPR for Arooga’s



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