Harrisburg, PA (RestaurantNews.com) Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, with nine locations in Central Pennsylvania- soon to be ten with its newest location in Lancaster – has launched its latest menu which takes its restaurant credo; preparing all items made-to-order with fresh, high-quality ingredients in order to ensure the most crave-able flavors possible, to the next level by introducing new items and showcasing some old favorites
Some of the new and updated items and options on the new menu include:
- Apple Walnut Chopped Salad
- Chicken and Waffle sandwich
- Warm Maple Cinnamon Soft Pretzel
- New option to add crispy bacon crumbles to wings
- A Vegan Menu item: Black Bean Burger
All Arooga’s locations are certified Gluten Free by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. More than 50 menu items are certified Gluten Free or offer Gluten Free options, and they take special care to ensure those options are conveniently labeled on the menu. Arooga’s also has continued its trend in offering items that are all natural, such as their Wagyu Kobe burger line up, and has hopes of eventually transitioning all of its menu items to contain only all natural and organic ingredients. Also, due to the popularity of their unique burger concept, Bacon Grind Burgers, which were featured last month as a limited time offer, Arooga’s has decided to make them a permanent fixture to their menu line up. Guests will also see their old favorites such as the Arooga’s Crab Pretzel, Pittsburgher, and, as always, their world famous wings tossed in one of their National Buffalo Wing Festival Award Winning sauces.
“Our revamped menu items signals a new beginning for Arooga’s. Our company initiative is to, over the next several years, transition our menu to be completely all natural and organic,” said Arooga’s co-founder and president Gary Huether, Jr. “It started with our addition of the steroid, hormone, and antibiotic free, grain fed Wagyu Kobe burgers to our menu. We have also transitioned all of our soups and dips to be MSG, Trans Fat, and Azodicarbonamide free and contain all natural ingredients, and we recently released our limited time offer Organic Chicken Noodle Soup, which is our first USDA Organic menu item. If you’ve never been to Arooga’s or haven’t been for some time, we’re very excited for you to experience our awesome new menu.”
Although Arooga’s is famous for its energetic environment, 100 TVs per restaurant and seemingly endless draft beer options, the concept has always taken its food very seriously and it has drawn raves. Arooga’s cleans house every year with local awards, even receiving a “Best of Harrisburg” Business Hall of Fame home as an award recipient for seven consecutive years, in as many years of eligibility. Arooga’s won the most categories in the annual Reader Favorites list, sponsored by Susquehanna Style Magazine, including Best Bar Food, Best Burger, Casual Date Spot, Happy Hour Spot, Neighborhood Bar, and Best Wings.
The concept also topped the readers’ favorite poll for Best Sports Bar and Best Wings in Harrisburg Magazine’s highly coveted “Simply the Best” awards. Arooga’s has won both categories for the past six years, in as many years of eligibility. In addition, Arooga’s Signature Wing Sauces are five time award winners at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, the crown jewel of wing contests.
“We love our atmosphere here but if the food isn’t fantastic, guests won’t come back,” continued Huether, Jr. “We’re always looking to improve quality, from ingredients to preparation. Even if something is great now, we are looking for ways to make it better. That’s how we roll.”
Arooga’s is one of the fastest growing restaurant concepts in the world, with soon-to-be 10 corporate locations in its hometown region of Central PA and 28 franchise locations under contract. Arooga’s recently made its out-of-state debut with its first franchise location in Uncasville, Connecticut as part of a 15 unit franchise agreement with the Mohegan Tribe. Arooga’s will be seen in Chicago as early as this summer and in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area by 2017.
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 and its first franchise location in Uncasville, Connecticut, adjacent to Mohegan Sun. Arooga’s founders are taking the “unique sports and entertainment restaurant & bar” concept national and are offering franchising opportunities to qualified single and multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit www.aroogas.com.
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