The news from Arooga’s, America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise Winner, just keeps getting better as they add a customized entertainment experience to make guest visits even more fun and engaging.
Harrisburg-based Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar today announced it is making next-generation tabletop tablets from Buzztime, the brand standard for all current and future corporate & franchise locations.
Arooga’s provides the Buzztime BEOND tablet-based entertainment system, featuring seven-inch touchscreens, at all nine of its Pennsylvania locations and will feature the system at all future Arooga’s. Buzztime tablets are connected to a network that delivers single or multiple player games like Trivia and Texas Hold ‘Em and are also pre-loaded with more than 25 arcade games for guests of all ages to enjoy. Additional features such as requesting songs and television programming, as well as ordering food and drink, and being able to pay your bill, is expected to be added in the near future.
Since Arooga’s opened its first restaurant in 2008, it has been an industry darling and ahead of the curve in all aspects of its business, from their focus on great food to having a huge selection of draft beers, to striving to provide more screens than any other sports bar. Arooga’s was selected as America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise, beating more than 250 entrants from 36 states in a program co-sponsored by Sysco Foods and The Franchise Edge in a nationwide search to find an independent restaurant to become the next great franchise.
Buzztime BEOND tablets are now part of the Arooga’s footprint as it pursues a strategic growth plan that includes franchise development in its home state of Pennsylvania as well as New England, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Florida, Texas, and Arizona.
Buzztime’s tablets are the newest addition to the suite of entertainment products that Buzztime has been offering to bars and restaurants for more 30 years. Buzztime, in multi-month trials in 2013 with a large customer, also saw a 500% increase in gameplay on the BEOND platform compared to the prior year period vs. its Classic platform. In all, Buzztime games are played more than 50 million times a year. Arbitron studies have shown that Buzztime players spent 27 minutes longer and spent $5 more on average than non-players in the bars and restaurants where they play. Buzztime registrations average more than 150,000 new players a month, with about 200,000 new player registrations in the most recent month, April 2014.