Arooga’s Shelton location reopens Sunday with new owners

SHELTON — Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar, which closed at the height of the pandemic, will reopen on Sunday under new ownership.

The restaurant at 387 Bridgeport Ave. reopens with a menu of award-winning wings and dozens of beers, according to David McBride of McBride Holding Company, LLC, owner of Arooga’s franchises in New England.

“We are thrilled to reopen this beautiful place,” said Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar President and Co-Founder Gary Huether, Jr. and his team. »


The site features 85 wall-mounted TVs and a menu featuring homemade appetizers such as its Big Pretzel, Hand Breaded Mozzarella Triangles and Pepper Jack Cubes, and its five Buffalo Wing Festival-winning wings, as well as craft cocktails made with real juices and premium spirits, plus a beer list of 40 taps, including many local craft favorites.

“We couldn’t be more excited about opening in Shelton,” said James Belli, co-owner of McBride Holding Company. “The community has been welcoming and wonderful and we look forward to providing the community with a place to come and enjoy great food, great service and great games.”

The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. and the first 100 fans to line up will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as free appetizers, free entrees, free desserts and free handhelds, and 20 entrants will win prizes. free wings for a year. .

“We have worked very hard and diligently to prepare both our facility and our staff for opening week,” said Rich Cady, chief operating officer of McBride Holding Company. “We look forward to welcoming every guest to Arooga.”

For more information on the grand opening, follow the location’s Facebook page for the latest news. New Arooga fans are encouraged to download the Arooga mobile app from the Google Play or Apple stores to get a head start on setting up their loyalty account.

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