Harrisburg, PA (RestaurantNews.com) Arooga’s latest fundraising endeavor has proved its most successful to date, tallying more than $22,000 for various breast cancer awareness organizations with nearly $16,000 of that to be donated to the Feel Your Boobies foundation in its fifth year of contributions to the organization.
Harrisburg, Pa based Arooga’s hosted a month-long fundraiser this past October at all locations in conjunction with its vendor partners, where $1 for every Blue Moon draft, $1 for every Dark Horse Rosé, and 10% of all “pink chip” items (Buffalo Chicken Dip, Seafood Nachos, Chips & Salsa, Street Tacos) sold was donated to the Terri Brodeur Foundation, the Gloria Gemma Foundation, and long-time organizational partner Feel Your Boobies Foundation in support of breast cancer awareness month.
“We are so appreciative of our guests for coming out in support of such an awesome cause,” said Arooga’s President and Co-Founder Gary Huether, Jr. “It’s thrilling to see our contributions to these great organizations increase year over year.”
Arooga’s annual campaign for breast cancer awareness began in 2014 with 8 of the brand’s corporate owned Pennsylvania locations in benefit of the Feel Your Boobies Foundation, an organization based in the Harrisburg, Pa area which promotes proactive breast health in women, specifically targeting younger women by outreach to colleges and universities. The fundraiser has since grown to 19 locations in 7 states, reaching other organizations outside of Pennsylvania with similar awareness missions and raising nearly $16,000 for the Feel Your Boobies foundation this year alone.
Arooga’s is the Feel Your Boobies foundation’s largest and longest standing donor partner, and these fundraisers have helped the Harrisburg based charity to expand from the founder’s home to new offices in the area, as well as open a second office in Maryland.
“In 2019, the Foundation plans to expand our programming to target minority young women,” said Leigh Hurst, founder and President of the Feel Your Boobies foundation. “Partnerships like the one we have with Arooga’s allows us to improve our outreach efforts to target more young women and help us save lives. We are so grateful for this ongoing support.”
The recipient of several national accolades, including selection as America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise, as well as recognition among Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises of 2018, Full Service Restaurant magazine’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains 2018, and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Top Food-Based Franchises, the Arooga’s Restaurant Company continues to charm the industry with its commitment to utilizing the latest technology in enhancing the guest experience and improving operational practices, creating unique and delicious menu items with fresh, natural ingredients, and observing environmentally responsible operation methods in their restaurants as part of their certification by the Green Restaurant Association.
Arooga’s currently has 20 locations in operation, which include franchises in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, along with their 10 corporate locations throughout the central Pennsylvania region.
Arooga’s is an innovative restaurant group that currently offers several different models for investment: their traditional sports themed and entertainment focused concept, an urban design with a similar theme and a flexible floorplan with reduced square footage, and their highly anticipated Tap & Kitchen concept which focuses on modern industrial design and a scratch-made kitchen featuring sustainably raised, no antibiotic ever proteins along with local and organic produce. The Arooga’s Brand which was founded in July 2008, currently has 20 locations in 7 states. Arooga’s offers franchising opportunities for their concepts to qualified multi-unit candidates. For more information on available markets in the US and internationally please visit www.aroogasfranchising.com, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at email@example.com.
About the Feel Your Boobies Foundation
The Feel Your Boobies Foundation is a breast cancer non-profit organization that promotes proactive breast health to young women through strategic education & social outreach programs. The Foundation’s primary program is its College Outreach Program which provides free breast health education materials to college campuses nationwide. To read more about the Foundation, go to www.feelyourboobies.com.
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