It’s all about great food, including the tastiest wings served with award winning proprietary sauces, no antibiotic ever Wagyu burgers, delicious sandwiches, garden fresh salads made from local and/or organic produce , and unique appetizers.
At Arooga's, we have bar in our name! That's why we have an awesome beer list that covers everyone from the Beer Squeek to the Beer Geek. Our team has partnered with the leading craft brewers to ensure we always have a great list filled with limited, rare, barrel aged, & specialty beers. Our craft cocktails are made with fresh juice sours, real Florida orange juice, and top shelf spirits. If that wasn't enough, we even have our own Beer (Arooga Light is brewed in PA & The Boston Beer Company produces our Arooga's Amber Ale) & Vodka (Sagoora is a small batch Non GMO corn based vodka)
Arooga's was the first Certified Green Restaurant in Pennsylvania and all of our locations follow stringent rules from never ever having styrofoam, to using environmentally friendly chemicals & soaps, and installing energy management systems to reduce our carbon footprint. Arooga's also uses reclaimed wood from felled trees and barns for our tables & wall cladding, and we purchase USDA Organic produce.
At Arooga's we pride ourselves on having the best viewing experience in your area. Our AV team has assembled an amazing package with a focus video wall for the big game and an array of TVs that gives our guests a view of every game from every seat. We also carry almost every sport package out there so there is no doubt Arooga's is where you go to watch the game or the main event!
If a ton of TVs, a huge beer list, and award winning wings isn't enough, our technology based experience should put you over the top. At Arooga's, we offer tablets that allow our guests to play trivia against hundreds of other bars/restaurants across the country. There is also Texas Hold 'Em and hundreds of video game choices. Our social juke box uses beacon technology & social media integrations to help select music. Arooga's also uses artificial intelligence software to manage it's franchise location information on over 100+ search engines, mobile apps, maps, social networks, & directories so our guests have accurate information about your Arooga's Franchise business whenever or wherever they search.
Arooga's first location was established on a stretch of highway between Harrisburg & Hershey, Pennsylvania known as "Route 22". President and Co-Founder Gary Huether, Jr, then a young entrepreneur fresh out of the tool business, was grappling with different concepts for his latest venture, but knew that he didn't want his new business to be known as only a "bar" or only a "restaurant". He strived to find a unique balance of both.
Gary wanted to capture business from all aspects of the market, so he created a family friendly restaurant and a casual local bar that boasted the best happy hour in town, a huge draft list, and entertainment every week. Trouble was...they still didn't have a name! He knew that he couldn't create an awesome place without the right flag, so they ran a contest inviting guests to submit their ideas for the name. "Arooga's" stood out over hundreds of submissions.
Believe it or not, the name has nothing to do with food, booze, or sports. "Arooga" is the sound of an antique Model T Ford horn. This eccentric name was a perfect fit for Arooga's new innovative style. Nearly 10 years later, we have won numerous national & local awards including the big one, America's Next Top Restaurant Franchise, and now have locations up and down the East Coast.
Chefs, owners, bartenders—some barely in their 30s—fill this year’s list of Rising Stars, the folks to watch in 2018. This list shows stars can be born anywhere.Take note, this year in particular, of how these chefs and restaurateurs embody a new wave of restaurant professionals. They are more creative, innovative, and bold than ever before.
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based chain is an ingredient-forward operation that even includes becoming the first restaurant to menu Maple Leaf Food’s no-antibiotic ever pork. Co-founder and president Gary Huether, Jr., an FSR Rising Star, has grown the concept to 16 units in six states in the past decade. The first restaurant, named after the sound of a Model T horn, debuted June 2008.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar made their Technomic Top 500 list debut last week for 2019, officially joining the ranks of some of the largest restaurant chains in the nation. The “Top 500 Chain Restaurants” report from Technomic is considered the nation’s leading independent performance tracker.