Location is Re-Opening Under New Management and Ownership
Harrisburg, PA (RestaurantNews.com) Harrisburg, PA based restaurant group Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar announced today plans to re-open their Warwick, RI franchise on April 18th, the first of two planned re-openings in the New England area that closed due to COVID. New ownership group McBride Holding Company, LLC purchased this and the Attleboro, MA locations in the height of the pandemic, and plan to follow Warwick’s re-opening with Attleboro in June of this year.
Located at 615 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI, this location is approximately 7000 sf, has over 250 indoor and over 40 outdoor seats, boasts wall-to-wall HD TVs with a view of every game from every seat, has 40 plus beers on draft including many local craft brews, and a vast menu with all made-to-order items including several vegetarian “bar food” options, scratch-made appetizers, and of course their legendary Buffalo Wing Festival award-winning wings.
Arooga’s entered into a multi-unit franchise agreement with McBride Holding Company, LLC for the New England market and have plans to grow the Arooga’s footprint throughout the region. The group is kicking off their strategy by first re-opening the popular Warwick and Attleboro locations formerly owned by the Mohegan Holding Company.
“We are extremely excited to bring back the Arooga’s brand to Warwick RI! Our managers and staff have been training rigorously and are prepared to offer our guests a wonderful experience.” said Arooga’s Attleboro and Warwick new franchise partner, David McBride. “We are extremely fortunate that the size of the facility provides the opportunity to serve over 160 guests while maintaining proper social distancing to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. We can’t wait to re-open and offer our guests quality food and beverage options in an amazing atmosphere which includes over 80 large screen TVs!”
“We are truly excited to re-open our popular location to the Warwick community.” said Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Co-Owner and President, Gary Huether, Jr. “David and his team are great additions to the Arooga’s extended family and we’re looking forward to getting their first location off the ground.”
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 2020 and Top 200 Food Franchises 2020, Franchise Times Top 200 + 2020, Full Service Restaurant magazine’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains 2018, Technomic’s Top 500 Restaurant Chains 2019, Restaurant Business’ Future 50 2019, 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, 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 is an innovative restaurant group that currently offers different models for investment: their traditional sports themed and entertainment focused concept and an urban design with a similar theme and a flexible floorplan with reduced square footage. 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.net, or contact Keith Swade, Director of Franchise Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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