Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Named to Franchise Times Top 500

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Named to Franchise Times Top 500

Annual Ranking Recognizes the Industry’s Biggest Brands

Harrisburg, PA  (  Harrisburg, Pa based Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar has been ranked No. 464 among the top five-hundred U.S.-based franchise systems in Franchise Times® Top 500 2022.

“The Franchise Times Top 500 is an exclusive annual ranking of the 500 largest U.S.-based franchise systems by global systemwide sales. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available,” said Franchise Times Editor in Chief Laura Michaels.

Arooga’s selection was based upon sales for 2021, of which Franchise Times noted a significant increase for all recognized brands as businesses continue recovery after nationwide shutdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We’re so honored to be recognized yet again among Franchise Times Top 500,” said Gary Huether, Jr., President and Co-Founder of Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar. “We’re very fortunate to have persevered during a time where restaurants were forced to close, and we look forward to blazing through another strong year in 2022.”

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 2021, and Top 200 Food Franchises 2020, Franchise Times Top 500 2022,  and FranServe Fran-Tastic 500 2021, 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, and creating unique and delicious menu items observing environmentally responsible operation methods in their restaurants as part of their certification by the Green Restaurant Association.

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

About Arooga’s

Arooga’s is an innovative restaurant group that currently offers 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 fast casual “Wing Shack.” 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, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at

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Tanya Scannelli
Arooga’s Director of Communications