About Us

Award Winning fresh made to order food!

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.

Beers & Craft Cocktails

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)

Green with Envy

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. 

A view of every game from every seat

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!

Technology Based Experience

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.

A Short Version of How it All Began

It all started back on July 26th, 2008 at our Route 22 location in Harrisburg, PA.

Arooga's first location was established on a stretch of highway between Harrisburg & Hershey, Pennsylvania know 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.

So was born a bar/restaurant hybrid that was conceptually different from anything around!

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.  

You might ask yourself, "exactly what does Arooga's mean?"

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. 

Arooga's in the News

Arooga's Signs First Franchise Agreement for 15 units with the Mohegan Tribe

Arooga's Named Harrisburg Magazine's Simply the Best Sports Bar & Wings for the 9th year in a row