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Tacos 4 Life Franchises Expanding Beyond Arkansas

Tacos 4 Life Franchises Expanding Beyond Arkansas

Tacos 4 Life, the restaurant mini-chain based in Conway, appears poised to move beyond “mini-chain” status to plain “chain” status.
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Hooters May Reappear in Little Rock

Stanley Conrad with Hooters of Arkansas has filed a new application with the state for a restaurant mixed drink permit for a location at 6 Bass Pro Drive in Little Rock.
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Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors' liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.
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