Arooga’s® Grille House & Sports Bar Set for New Jersey Debut

Arooga's, a recent addition to Entrepreneur Magazines" Franchise 500" listing of Top Industry Franchises, is teaming with Toson Food and Beverage for the first of at least four locations in Union & Somerset Counties in The Garden State.

May 26, 2017 // // HARRISBURG, Penn. - New Jersey, you better get a big napkin because Arooga’s, America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise, is bringing its game and famous wings to The Garden State on Sunday, May 28th.

Arooga’s and entrepreneur and investor Cordell Toson, President of Toson Food and Beverage, which announced a multi-unit franchise agreement in 2015, are opening the brand’s first Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar in North Plainfield. The new restaurant at 1250 Route 22 East is the first of at least four locations in in Union & Somerset counties of New Jersey.

The North Plainfield Arooga's offers guests a 7,300-square foot restaurant with a view of every game from every seat. Arooga's has a diverse menu featuring fresh, made to order items created with high quality ingredients, which includes many organic and gluten free options, and not to mention their Buffalo Wing Festival award-winning wings. The equally impressive bar features handcrafted cocktails made with real fruit juices and premium spirits and 44 beers on draft including national and local craft favorites.

As part of the grand opening celebration, the first 100 guests to register in person prior to the 11 AM opening at Arooga’s on Sunday, May 28th will receive free wings for a year! For complete rules, visit

“We are super excited to bring our first location to New Jersey and can’t wait to show the good people of North Plainfield what Arooga’s is all about,” said Gary Huether, Jr., president and co-founder of Arooga’s. “We’re confident that Cordell and his team of seasoned restaurant veterans will strengthen our brand and make Arooga’s the best sports bar in The Garden State.”

“New Jersey has never seen a restaurant and sports bar like Arooga’s,” said Toson. “Their leadership team and I share a true passion for excellence, consistency, and quality, all of which will be on display when we open our doors on May 28th.”

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. Arooga’s began franchising in 2014 and in addition to 10 corporate locations in Central Pennsylvania, Arooga’s currently has franchise locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island in operation, with locations in Pennsylvania, 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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