Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Set for Long Island Debut



Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Set for Long Island Debut

Arooga’s, a recent edition to Restaurant Business’s “Future 50” which recognizes new industry leaders, is teaming with JGJO Development Co. LLC for their first of ten locations in Long Island and Queens

Long Island, you better get a napkin because Arooga’s, America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise, is bringing its game and famous wings to New York.

Arooga’s and JGJO Development Co. LLC, which announced a multi-unit franchise agreement last year, are opening their first New York location in the Village of Patchogue on the south shore of Long Island in Suffolk County on August 21st. It is the first of at least 10 locations planned for Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk Counties) and Queens borough of New York.

The Patchogue Arooga’s offers guests a 7,450-square foot restaurant, which is located at 1 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY  11772, The Patchogue Arooga’s will feature more than 100 TVs offering nearly every sports package available. Arooga’s has a diverse menu featuring fresh, made to order items created with high quality ingredients, which includes many organic and gluten free options. The equally impressive bar features handcrafted cocktails made with real fruit juices and premium spirits, and 44 beers on draft including national and local craft favorites.

As part of the grand opening celebration, the first 100 guests to register in person at Arooga’s on the opening day – on August 21st after 6 AM – will receive free wings for a year! For complete rules, visit www.aroogas.com.

“We are super excited to bring our first location to Long Island and can’t wait to show the good people of New York what Arooga’s is all about,” said Gary Huether, Jr., president and co-founder of Arooga’s. “We’re confident that Joe and his team of seasoned restaurant veterans will strengthen our brand and make Arooga’s name the biggest in sports bars in New York.”

“My partners and I considered dozens of casual theme concepts over several years to introduce to the Long Island/Queens area, and I am certain that Arooga’s is the perfect fit with its great yet affordable menu, and its best of its kind sports bar/family restaurant,” said Joseph Alagna, owner of the new Arooga’s 1 West Main in Patchogue.  “We chose Patchogue as our first location as we believe our model will be a significant compliment to this newly renovated area.”

In addition to overseeing Arooga’s operations, Joseph Alagna is the CEO of Joseph Gunnar & Co., the Wall Street brokerage and investment banking firm, and the general partner of Buttonwood, a private equity venture capital fund.

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 Grille House & Sports Bar Set for Long Island DebutArooga’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, Attleboro, Massachusetts, and East Brunswick, New Jersey.  Arooga’s offers 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.