Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar first to launch Pango Mobile Parking App for City of Harrisburg

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar first to launch Pango Mobile Parking App for City of HarrisburgArooga’s Premieres Industry-Leading Parking Application

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar first to launch Pango Mobile Parking App for City of HarrisburgWhen it comes to running its award-winning business, Arooga’s Grill House & Sports Bar thinks of everything. Even parking.

At a recent press conference at the downtown Harrisburg Arooga’s (201 North 2nd Street), Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced the Pango Mobile Parking App, which will allow Arooga’s guests to view their daily food and happy hour specials when they pay to park using this app. Arooga’s is the first Harrisburg restaurant to partner with Pango

“We thank Arooga’s for leading the way in using Pango to provide an easy way for its customers to use their phones to pay for parking,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse. “I encourage businesses throughout the city of Harrisburg to follow Arooga’s lead and help provide coupons and incentives for people to sign up for  Pango as soon as possible.”

Arooga’s, the Harrisburg, Penn.-born and based award-winning full-service casual restaurant and bar with nine locations in Central Pennsylvania, decided to be an early adopter of the technology in order to make parking a non-issue for its customers.

“When it comes to appealing to Arooga’s guests, we try to think of everything,” said Gary Huether, Jr., president and co-founder of Arooga’s. “When you think about it, the entire restaurant experience begins with parking and we wanted to make that as simple as possible for our valued guests.”

Arooga’s, which recently received a 2014 Best of Harrisburg Business Hall of Fame honor, also hosted two launch parties: the first immediately following Tuesday’s press conference and the second, last night at its downtown location. Arooga’s catered each event courtesy of Pango for attendees who signed up for the new app and had a special section of the restaurant dedicated to Pango, whose representatives spoke with customers while providing app demonstations and taking questions about the program.

With Pango Mobile Parking, customers can Pay-by-Phone quickly and easily using iPhone, Blackberry, Android Phone or any other cell phone and by customizing the Pango mobile parking account to suit their needs. Before the parking time expires, customers receive a text message so you can get back to your car or extend your parking time. Pango Mobile Parking is used in more than 47 large cities around the world with more than one 1,300,000 Pay-by-Phone transactions per month and more than 700,000 highly satisfied customers.

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 operates nine corporate locations in Central Pennsylvania. Now, its founders are taking the “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept national and are offering franchising opportunities to qualified multi-unit candidates. For more information, contact Keith Swade, Franchise Development, at 215-450-9388 or Also, visit the company’s web site at

Pango, headquartered in New York City and Israel, is considered the company that invented the science behind the first pay-by-phone parking app and was awarded US Patent (5,940,481) in 1997. It is one of the only companies in the world to provide on street, gated, valet, event, electronic permits, and fleet-based parking services through an app and is a member of the International Parking Institute. Pango works on I-Phone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry platforms. For more information on Pango, please visit or contact at