Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Recognized In Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® 2017 Ranking

January 12, 2017 // // Harrisburg, Penn. - Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania born-and-based national award- winning full-service casual restaurant and bar, has been named one of the Top 500 Franchises of 2017 by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® Ranking.

“This is an amazing honor for Arooga’s,” said Arooga’s president and co-founder Gary Huether, Jr. “When we opened our original Route 22 location in Harrisburg almost 9 years ago, we had no idea where the journey would take us, and we couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to be included alongside many of the most recognized brands in the restaurant industry.”

Arooga’s is used to the national attention, once selected as America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise, besting more than 250 entrants in 36 states in a contest co-sponsored by Sysco Foods and The Franchise Edge in their nationwide search to find an independent restaurant to become the next great franchise opportunity. Arooga was also named among the 50 Future Fastest Growing Small Restaurant Chains by Restaurant Business Magazine in July 2016.

In its 38th year, Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking is the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Those companies honored are recognized for their exceptional performance in areas such as unit growth, financial strength, stability and brand power.

“We spend months gathering and crunching data in order to produce the Franchise 500 ranking. We’re proud of the result and the way it continues to be a resource for the franchise community,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Like every industry, franchising is ever-evolving and must smartly react to new technologies and consumer demands. We know it takes a lot to stay competitive, and are excited to celebrate those that do it best.”

Since opening its first restaurant in Harrisburg, PA in 2008, Arooga’s has strived to offer its guests the ultimate sports bar experience by offering the latest trends in technology and service, and has also paved the way for sports bars everywhere to offer guests healthy dining alternatives by sourcing clean ingredients that are free of antibiotics and hormones, and in many cases certified organic. In addition to 10 corporate locations in Central Pennsylvania, Arooga’s currently has three franchise locations in operation, with locations in New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Massachusetts currently under development.

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 has franchise agreements for nearly 100 locations in the Eastern U.S. Arooga’s offers franchising opportunities for their “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept to qualified multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at

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