Arooga’s Expands New England Footprint with New Location in Warwick, Rhode Island Slated to Open This Spring



Arooga's Expands New England Footprint with New Location in Warwick, Rhode Island Slated to Open This Spring

Arooga's Expands New England Footprint with New Location in Warwick, Rhode Island Slated to Open This Spring

Second of 15 Planned in New England with Franchise Partner Mohegan Holding Company, LLC

Arooga’s and The Mohegan Holding Company, LLC, who announced a Multi-Unit franchise agreement in May of 2014 to bring 15 Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar restaurants to New England, are opening their second location in Warwick, Rhode Island this April. The Mohegan Holding Company, LLC first Arooga’s opened nearly a year ago adjacent to world-renowned Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and has been an area favorite ever since.

Warwick’s 7,000 + square-foot restaurant will include over 100 TVs showing nearly every sports package available, outdoor dining, a huge menu featuring cooked to order items made with high quality ingredients, handcrafted cocktails made with real fruit juices and premium spirits, and 40 beers on draft including national and local craft favorites. This location will also be the first Green Restaurant Association certified restaurant in Rhode Island. Located at 615 Greenwich Avenue in Warwick, they expect to add 75 – 100 jobs to the region.

As part of the grand opening celebration, the first 100 people to register at Arooga’s on the opening day – April 19th – will receive free wings for a year! For complete rules, visit  http://aroogas.com/route-5-warwick.

“We are excited to bring our second location to New England in partnership with The Mohegan Tribe.”  said Gary Huether, Jr., president and co-founder of Arooga’s. “We can’t wait to bring our brand to Warwick in this next phase of our development with our Mohegan Tribe partners, and show Rhode Islanders what we’re all about.”

“As we continue to diversify our portfolio, we are excited to bring this state-of-the-art restaurant experience to Warwick,” said Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe.

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, signing their first agreement with the Mohegan Tribe for 15 units, and have since made deals for nearly 100 units across the Northeast U.S.  Arooga’s operates 10 corporate locations across central PA, and has plans to open 5 franchise units in 2016.

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 locations underway in Patchogue, New York, Warwick, Rhode Island, Attleboro, Massachusetts, and East Brunswick, New Jersey. Arooga’s founders are franchising opportunities for their “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept to qualified multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit  www.aroogas.com, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at keithswade@aroogas.com.

The Mohegan Holding Company, LLC was created by the Mohegan Tribe for business diversification in non-gaming areas, and currently includes interests in franchise restaurants, sustainable energy resources and manufacturing, and office digital solutions. The Mohegan Tribe was founded on the banks of southeastern Connecticut’s Thames River by Chief Uncas in the early 17th century. After its federal recognition in 1994, the Tribe opened the world class casino resort Mohegan Sun on its reservation land in Uncasville, CT in 1996. The nine-member Tribal Council serves as the leadership for the sovereign nation, and also serves as the Board of Directors for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) in regard to the Tribe’s gaming properties and interests.