August 04, 2017 // Franchising.com // HARRISBURG, Penn. - Central Pennsylvania’s homegrown hero and America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise has done it again.
Months after being named to the Top 500 Franchises of 2017 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, the Harrisburg, Penn-born-and-based national award-winning full-service casual restaurant and bar, now appears on another coveted list: FSR Magazine’s “The Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains,” which features the 50 high-potential, performance-proven full-service brands with fewer than 50 locations.
“We stay grateful and are always fired up to be recognized by prestigious industry stalwarts like FSR Magazine,” said Arooga’s president and co-founder Gary Huether, Jr. “We feel Arooga’s gets better every day and we are extremely honored when we learn that restaurant experts at FSR have taken notice.”
FSR Magazine says Arooga’s, which recently celebrated its 9th anniversary, is a tech-savvy brand which offers a cardless loyalty program (guests sign up online) and also has online ordering capabilities and catering services among its highlights. 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.
Arooga’s 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 four franchise locations in operation, with locations in Florida, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania currently under development.
"The FSR 50 recognizes multi-unit full-service restaurant brands with more than five locations but fewer than 50 - and each of the brands has proven performance as well as potential for sustained success," says Connie Gentry, editor of FSR magazine. "In naming the top 50 emerging chains, we considered a variety of factors including menu innovation, sales growth, brand expansion, and support for their communities. Chef-driven menus that encompass food as well as beverage is a common thread among the restaurants selected."
Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar is an innovative full-service casual restaurant and bar with a sports and entertainment advantage. Arooga's combines exceptional food and beverages with proprietary operational strategies to provide their guests with a tremendous experience. Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar was founded in July 2008, and currently operates 10 corporate locations in Pennsylvania and has franchise locations open in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. Arooga's has locations under development in Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania that will open by Spring 2018. Arooga’s is offering franchise opportunities to qualified entrepreneurs that are interested in multi-unit territories. For more information, visit www.aroogas.com., or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at email@example.com.