Restaurants & Food Archive

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year's replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don't expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Party City Purchase Tops $2.8 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

An 8,100-SF retail project in west Little Rock weighed in at more than $2.8 million. A 1,866-SF KFC in Little Rock changed hands in a $1.65 million sale. And a 13,190-SF warehouse in North Little Rock rang up a $625,000 transaction.

Tyson Closing Iowa Beef Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2015 04:12 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Friday it was closing a beef production plant in Denison, Iowa, that would affect 400 employees.

Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria

by Associated Press 8/13/2015 12:51 pm

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.

Cache Chef Payne Harding Apologizes After Protestors Hit With Water

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 03:30 pm

Payne Harding, the executive chef and co-owner of Cache Restaurant in Little Rock, issued an apology on Wednesday after he reportedly dumped water on protestors outside the eatery Tuesday evening.

Chef Shuttle Expands to Fayetteville, Springdale

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 02:00 pm

Restaurant delivery service Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday it will expand in northwest Arkansas to include Springdale beginning Friday, Aug. 14, and to Fayetteville and Farmington on Friday, Aug. 21.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 11:55 am

NorthWest Arkansas Community College said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

Lonoke County Farmland, Hurricane Lake Lots Highlight Tri-County Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

More than 570 acres in Lonoke County, 37 residential lots in Saline County, land for a commercial redevelopment in Benton and a big home in west Little Rock provide this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Fatal Crash Led to Split Between Farmers Insurance, Allen Kerr

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

For more than 30 years, Allen Kerr was one of Farmers Insurance Group's most productive agents in Arkansas. That changed on Halloween 2011, when Farmers, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, terminated its relationship with Kerr and his Allen W. Kerr Insurance Agency Inc. of Little Rock.

Hays Buys Coca-Cola Plant in Jonesboro, Eyes November Open

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 09:48 am

Empty and on the market since 2008, the Coca-Cola bottling plant at the intersection of South Caraway Road and Highland Drive in Jonesboro is getting new life as a 55,000-SF Hays Clothing store set to open in November.

Some Hiccups, But Development Continues Along Main Street in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 03:26 pm

About $100 million in new development is unfolding along Little Rock's Main Street as developers bet on an influx of jobs and residents, according to an estimate by Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

Del Frisco's Grille, Heading to Promenade in Little Rock, Hiring 120

by Alexis Hosticka 8/3/2015 09:47 am

Publicly traded restaurant chain Del Frisco's Grille said Monday that it plans to hire 120 employees for its new Little Rock location scheduled to open in September.

Chef Lee Richardson May Be Ready to 'Cache' In

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

An announcement may be coming that Chef Lee Richardson, the celebrated former executive chef at the Capital Hotel, is taking his talents (in some form) to Cache, the restaurant owned by Rush Harding and his son, Payne.

Party City, KFC Lead Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A store in west Little Rock, a fast-food eatery in downtown Little Rock and a home near the Country Club of Little Rock provide our grouping of recent seven-digit deals.

Jonesboro's Highland Center Gets New Name in Retail Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A 60,000-SF shopping center in Jonesboro has a new owner and will have a new name: The Highlands.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

John Boozman: States Need More Flexibility in Nutrition Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2015 04:49 pm

States need to be given more flexibility in how they administer child nutrition programs as the funding bill comes up for renewal this fall, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Friday.

Tyson Foods Adds Mikel Durham to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2015 10:23 am

Mikel Durham, 52, is COO of CSM Bakery Solutions, a private bakery supply manufacturer based in Atlanta. Her appointment is effective immediately.