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Yellow Rocket Partners Aim to Build Restaurant Brands

Yellow Rocket Partners Aim to Build Restaurant Brands

Consistently providing high-quality food in a casually hip atmosphere, Yellow Rocket's five restaurants - Big Orange Midtown, Big Orange West, Local Lime, ZaZa (Little Rock and Conway) or Lost Forty Brewing - last year brought in over $10 million in food sales alone.
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Del Frisco's Grille To Take Front and Center Position at Promenade

Perhaps you heard that Del Frisco's Grille is coming to The Promenade at Chenal in what will be its first Arkansas location. But where will Del Frisco's Restaurant Group set up shop at the 37.8-acre west Little Rock development?
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Will The Shack Make a Comeback?

The Shack, remembered as barbecue nirvana by its devotees, is on the drawing board to reappear on the dining scene at 402 E. Third St.
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O'Reilly Hospitality Buys Holiday Inn, Boston's Restaurant Near Airport

O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC of Springfield, Missouri, has purchased and now manages the 201-room Holiday Inn Little Rock-Airport-Conference Center and the Boston's Restaurant near the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. read more >

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week. read more >

Franchises Still Rule the Roost of Top Restaurants in the State by Receipts

The Chik-fil-A location at 6201 W. Markham Street reported more than $4.6 million in 2014 gross receipts, up 4.8 percent from 2013. Chik-fil-A locations, owned by CFA Properties Inc. of Atlanta, also appeared at No. 6 on the Little Rock list, No. 4 in North Little Rock, No. 1 in Conway, and at Nos. 2-4 on the Top NWA Restaurants list. read more >

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

Tourism officials around the state are banking on growing interest in craft beers, leveraging the brewing industry's popularity to draw business to breweries and to the state's other attractions. read more >

Yellow Rocket Concepts Combine Partnerships

Yellow Rocket Concepts is a brand that includes several different partnerships. read more >

Oaklawn Receives OK to Add 2 Days to Racing Season

The Arkansas Racing Commission has unanimously approved a request by Oaklawn to add two Wednesdays to its 2015 racing season to compensate for days lost to weather. read more >

Bricktown Brewery Crosses Into Fort Smith for Expansion

ort Smith is redeveloping its downtown into a destination point, with restaurants and retail stores leading people to the scenic Arkansas River. read more >

A-State Negotiates for Embassy Suites, Conference Center on Campus

Arkansas State University is negotiating with O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC for a land lease agreement that would develop an Embassy Suites hotel, a conference center and Houlihan's restaurant on campus. read more >

US Economic Growth in Q4 Revised Down to 2.2 Percent

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. read more >

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >

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