Harrisburg, PA (RestaurantNews.com) Arooga’s carried on its charitable giving by raising nearly $5000 for Prostate Cancer education and awareness.
Harrisburg, Pa based Arooga’s hosted a month-long fundraiser this past November in conjunction with its vendor partner Lagunitas, where $1 for every Lagunitas IPA sold was donated to an organization local to the brand’s HQ in Harrisburg, the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition, whose mission is to extend and improve the quality of life through awareness, education, and the advocacy of responsible screening.
“We are thrilled to once again be able to donate to such a great organization local to our roots,” said Arooga’s President and Co-Founder Gary Huether, Jr. “Our guests really turned out for us in support of this cause, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of them.”
“Our grassroots partners are our backbone and greatest strength. We’re so thankful every year for Arooga’s,” said Kristine Warner, Executive Director of PA Prostate Coalition. “Their team is wonderful to work with, and they are really invested in helping us advance our mission of educating men about the risk factors of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition
The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and we put all of our blood, sweat and tears into educating men about prostate cancer and prostate health. We’ve lost far too many fathers, brothers, and husbands to prostate cancer, and it’s time to fight back. We’re fighting the good fight. We’re finding men in their natural habitats—sporting events, golf clubs, breweries, outdoor shows. Join our coalition of survivors, families, urologists, nurses, athletes, brewmasters, and regular people who are raising the profile of prostate cancer and men’s health.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Did you know that almost as many men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in a year as women are with breast cancer? The mortality rates are similar, too. Luckily, prostate cancer is very treatable when found early. Learn more about prostate cancer risk and the PPCC at www.paprostatecancer.org, and remember to follow us on Twitter @PAProstate and on Facebook!
About Lagunitas Brewing Company
From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.
The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporidic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
Arooga’s Director of Communications