Getting Started

Getting Started

STEP 1 - REVIEW "THE FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY"

Review the franchise Information on Aroogas.com/franchising. Many of your initial questions will be answered by the information provided here, Once you’ve determined that Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar is the right opportunity for you, simply fill out the request information form with your contact information and you will receive a follow up call from Keith Swade, in Franchise Sales. 
 
 

STEP 2 - INITIAL PHONE CALL

During that first call, we can answer any specific questions, and discuss the Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar opportunity. We will also cover a few key topics including; the territory you have interest in developing, your business background and goals as an Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar franchisee. After our conversation,  we will send out a Marketing Packet with additional information and a Franchise Inquiry Form.
 
 

STEP 3 - RETURN THE FRANCHISE INQUIRY FORM

The form lets us know  that you are serious about the opportunity, and it will also give us a clear picture of your experience and background along with financial resources. Once the completed application is approved, we will forward you our FDD - Financial Disclosure Document.
 
 

STEP 4 - REVIEW THE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT

The Financial Disclosure Document will allow you to take a good, hard look at everything about Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, from our ownership profiles to our mission statement . It includes information on our corporate locations, your investment fee breakdown, and many other details regarding the operation of our business.
 
 

STEP 5 - FDD CONFERENCE CALL

Within a week of your confirmation of receiving  the FDD, we will contact you to schedule a FDD Conference Call. This call will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the FDD or Franchise Agreement.
 
 

STEP 6 - MEET OUR TEAM AND ATTEND A DAY OF DISCOVERY

Your Discovery should be held within 30 days of your FDD Conference Call. Discovery Days are held in the heart of Central Pennsylvania.  Where you’ll meet the Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar president  and  corporate staff, we will review your business plan and introduce you  to the support and training we provide. During your visit you’ll have a personal day of discovery, giving you an opportunity to visit our locations and accompany kitchen and wait staffs and get on-location answers to your most pressing questions. 
 
 

STEP 7 - REVIEW WITH KEITH SWADE, FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT

Next, we answer any remaining questions and make a determination if you are ready to join the select team of Arooga's franchise partners.
 
 

STEP 8 - SIGN THE AGREEMENT

If all goes well thus far—you like what you see and we like what you can bring to the table—you’ll be asked to sign a Multi-unit franchise agreement for a minimum of 3 locations. Multiple locations will be developed over a specified timeframe. The signing can be done remotely and does not require a trip back to our headquarters.
 
 

STEP 9 - FIND THE RIGHT  LOCATION

With the help of our real estate team, we’ll help you find the locations that meet your demographic requirements. You’ll also receive assistance with the negotiation and contract process. If you already have a location, we will move onto the next step.
 
 

STEP 10 - CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT

Once a site has been selected and approved, our construction management team will work with you through the building and leashold improvement process. Our staff will also visit your site several times to make sure contractors are executing the job properly and on time.
 
 

STEP 11 - TRAINING SUPPORT

You and four members of your management team will participate in a comprehensive training program at our Corporate Training Center in Harrisburg, PA. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to handle every job and face any scenario known to Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar.
 
 

STEP 12 - GRAND OPENING SUPPORT

In addition to assisting you in a open hiring event for hourly staff, our support team—an experienced staff—will be on-site to help get everything ready for a "soft opening" by hosting a series of “Friends and Family Night”, a VIP party and the grand opening. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar promotions team will help develop a pre-opening marketing strategy to get locals excited about your restaurant’s grand opening.
 
 

POST-OPENING SUPPORT

After the grand opening, our support team will stay on-site as your new team transitions to day-to-day operations. And the support doesn't end there, you will have your Arooga’s Franchise Business Advisor who will stay in touch, both over the phone and in person, to help as your business grows.
 
 

"We recognize that our success, is achieved through your success"