Restaurants & Food Archive

Conway Chamber Previews Plans for Shopping Centers

by Lee Hogan 8/5/2014 09:51 pm

The Conway Chamber of Commerce gave hundreds of local residents a glimpse into the future of the city, and two proposed retail projects that could shape it into a regional shopping hub.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business' CFO of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2014 11:28 am

Arkansas Business is searching for the state's most outstanding chief financial officers for its sixth "CFO of the Year" awards. You can nominate CFOs here.

Arkansas Less Optimistic Than Oklahoma, Missouri in Arvest Consumer Survey

by Lee Hogan 8/5/2014 10:29 am

The second phase of Arvest Bank's consumer sentiment survey found Arkansans have a less optimistic outlook on current conditions and expectations than respondents in Oklahoma in Missouri.

Well-Being Report Ranks Arkansas at 41 in Child Poverty

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2014 12:00 am

The poverty rate among children in Arkansas rose to 29 percent in 2012, up from 25 percent in 2005, according to the “Kids Count Data Book,” an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Whataburger Cooking Up More Northwest Arkansas Locations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2014 12:00 am

The privately held San Antonio chain is scheduled to close on a lot on Pleasant Grove near the Arvest Bank in Rogers. The property should close in August.

Pantry Crest To Open in Hillcrest Next Month

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2014 12:00 am

Tomas Bohm, owner of the Pantry restaurant in west Little Rock, says he hopes to open the Pantry's Hillcrest sibling, the Pantry Crest, sometime in September.

Our Community, Our Dollars Ends Efforts in Faulkner, Craighead Counties

by Lee Hogan 7/31/2014 06:50 pm

Our Community, Our Dollars says it will turn all its efforts for the legalization of retail alcohol sales to Saline County, and end its efforts in Faulkner and Craighead counties.

For First Time, Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

by Associated Press 7/29/2014 10:07 am

Jimmy Dean, the sausage brand started by the late country singer, has become a breakfast staple. Now the brand, owned by Hillshire, is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can lure eaters at other meals.

A Closer Look: Arkansas Unemployment and Employment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The unemployment rate in Arkansas fell in June to 6.2 percent, but the number of people employed “continues to be a source of concern,” state economic forecaster Michael Pakko noted recently.

Whataburger On Way to Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Whataburger is poised to set up its hamburger restaurant in Fayetteville after purchasing two lots for $1.45 million on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

by Gwen Moritz 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks.

Groups See Competitive Threat In Tyson Foods' Deal for Hillshire

by Marty Cook 7/25/2014 01:20 pm

A coalition of 82 farm, consumer and community groups urged the U.S. Justice Department to extend its antitrust division's review of Tyson Foods Inc.'s $8.55 billion deal to acquire Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago.

Couple Helps Community with Shaved Ice Business

by Michelle Corbet 7/21/2014 08:22 am

A systems programmer, real estate appraiser, homemaker and construction company co-owner have joined forces to cruise the Arkansas River Valley this summer with a cause.

Top Brands Fuel Tyson's Biggest Play

by Marty Cook 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Tyson officially began the process of buying Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago on Wednesday, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. For Tyson executives, though, the chance to acquire Hillshire's enviable top-rated brands was irresistible.

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

by Gwen Moritz 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/21/2014 12:00 am

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints).

Million-Dollar Deals on Buffet in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

A trio of Faulkner County properties changed hands in seven-digit deals. The biggest of the three at $5.25 million is St. Andrews Place.

Three More Restaurants Raise Bar on List of Mixed Drink Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Whispers has an update to last week's report on mixed drink sales at Little Rock restaurants. We reported 2013 mixed drink sales for the 10 Little Rock restaurants that met two criteria: served mixed drinks and were near the top in food sales.

Alcohol Sales Amendment Falls Short of Signatures, Has 30 Days to Collect More

by Lee Hogan 7/18/2014 12:20 pm

An amendment that would legalize alcohol sales across the state has 30 days to gain the more than 17,000 signatures it needs to be put on the November ballot. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said Friday after the verification process, the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment fell short of the 78,133 required signatures.