Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Long Island

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Long Island

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Long IslandArooga’s in the village of Patchogue is turning one this weekend and the restaurant is ready to party like the rock star it is, with a full weekend of live music, food and drink specials, a wing eating contest and giveaways.

Arooga’s and JGJO Development Co. LLC, which announced a multi-unit franchise agreement two years ago, opened the location at 1 West Main Street on the south shore of Long Island in Suffolk County on August 21, 2016. It is the first of at least 10 locations planned for Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk Counties) and Queens borough of New York.

Patchogue residents embraced the Arooga’s brand and the 7,450-square foot restaurant, which features more than 100 TVs offering nearly every sports package available. Guests have enjoyed Arooga’s 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 has been a hit with handcrafted cocktails made with real fruit juices and premium spirits, and 44 beers on draft including national and local craft favorites.

Doing what Arooga’s does, the Patchogue, NY location is going to party like it’s their birthday with specials, entertainment, and giveaways planned for the whole weekend:

Friday, August 18th:

  • The Green Machine, Long Island’s most outrageous live show takes the stage at 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 19th:

  • DJ Eroc brings down the house spinning all the favorites at 10pm

Sunday, August 20th:

  • Wing eating contest starts at 2pm, where the first to 30 wings wins a cash prize, and live music at 8pm spun by DJs Pookie and Eroc.
  • ½ price drinks and apps 8pm to close

“We are super excited for our franchise partner as they get ready for year two. They have showed the good people of New York what Arooga’s is all about and we are proud of them,” said Gary Huether, Jr., president and co-founder of Arooga’s. “We knew we had a team of seasoned restaurant veterans to strengthen our brand and make Arooga’s one of the biggest and best sports bars in New York.”

“This first year in business with Arooga’s has been incredibly exciting and rewarding,” said Joseph Alagna, owner of Arooga’s 1 West Main in Patchogue.  “We believe the Arooga’s concept will continue to be very well received in the New York territory as we continue with our rollout strategy. The Arooga’s corporate team has been a true business partner and we thank them, as well as our very loyal and professional staff.”

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Long Island

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. Arooga’s continues to pave 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 and in addition to 10 corporate locations in Central Pennsylvania, Arooga’s currently has four franchise locations in operation, with locations in Florida, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania currently under development.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar is an innovative full-service casual restaurant and bar with a sports and entertainment advantage. Arooga’s combines exceptional food and beverages with proprietary operational strategies to provide their guests with a tremendous experience. Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar was founded in July 2008, and currently operates 10 corporate locations in Pennsylvania and has franchise locations open in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. Arooga’s has locations under development in Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania that will open by Spring 2018. Arooga’s is offering franchise opportunities to qualified entrepreneurs that are interested in multi-unit territories.  For more information, visit, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at