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Arooga's® Grille House & Sports Bar Enters into Franchise Agreement with The Mohegan Tribe

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Industry Darling Will Nearly Triple its Overall Brand Portfolio over the Next Five Years in New England with its first franchise agreement

HARRISBURG, Penn., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arooga's is taking its game to New England.

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, the Harrisburg-based award-winning full-service casual restaurant and bar with nine locations in Central Pennsylvania, today announced it has entered into a franchise agreement with The Mohegan Tribe that will nearly triple the brand's overall footprint. The deal calls for a minimum of 15 restaurants in the New England market over the next five years.

"We are excited to announce this agreement with the Mohegan Tribe," said Keith Swade, Franchise Development for Arooga's. "They are a world class organization and a leader in the hospitality and gaming industry. We could not ask for a better partner to develop the New England market for Arooga's."

"We are thrilled to bring this incredible sports bar concept to the New England area," said Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe. "Arooga's reputation for being the next great restaurant franchise is well-earned and we are privileged and pleased to have them as an important part of our organization."

Arooga's at the Mohegan Sun will be a 9,000 square foot restaurant with separate restaurant and bar areas, a large outdoor deck for dining and fire pits for social gathering. It will feature more than 100 big screen televisions, 40 domestic and craft beers on draft and Arooga's national award-winning food.

"This is an exciting time for Arooga's," said Gary Huether, Jr. president and co-founder of Arooga's. "Even from our humble beginnings, we knew we were building a world-class sports bar and restaurant that would thrill guests everywhere. We can't wait to bring the Arooga's brand to the greater New England area."

"We are thrilled to partner with Mohegan to expand into the New England market, which presents a tremendous opportunity for growth. We also feel that this is the perfect partnership to connect with a market that has such passion and pride for their history in sports legacies," said Mike Murphy, Arooga's co-founder.

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. Now, its 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, please contact Keith Swade, at  or (215) 450-9388 and visit

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