Restaurants & Food Archive

Chef Shuttle Looks to Expand Outside of Central Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 1/8/2015 10:27 am

Chef Shuttle has grown to cover much of central Arkansas, and now the company plans to expand into surrounding markets.

Arkansas Foodbank Distributes 22 Million Pounds of Food in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:23 am

The Arkansas Foodbank distributed more than 22 million pounds of food in 2014. The total beat the previous record set in 2013 by nearly 1.5 million pounds, an increase of 7 percent.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises in December

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press 12/30/2014 10:21 am

Impressed with an improving economy, American consumers are feeling more confident, a private survey showed.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

John Roberts Elected to Board of Fed's Eighth District

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 11:25 am

John Roberts III, CEO of JB Hunt Transportation Services, is elected to a three-year term on the St. Louis Fed's board of directors. Ray Dillon, CEO of Deltic Timber Corp., is named chairman of the Fed's Little Rock branch.

West Little Rock Retail Rings Up $4.5M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/22/2014 12:00 am

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.56 million. An investment group purchased the 11400 Cantrell Road property from Chi-Little Rock LLC of Greenville, South Carolina.

Retail Project Under Construction at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Who's going to occupy the 10,000-SF retail project under construction at the Gateway Town Center development in southwest Little Rock?

Sherwood North Hills Shopping Center Needs New Tenant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

The first new construction in the North Hills Shopping Center at JFK and North Hills boulevards in Sherwood in decades is ready to lease.

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

Wingstop Opens Restaurant in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2014 02:12 pm

Restauranteurs Mike and Henry Patel have opened a Wingstop franchise in Jonesboro.

Krispy Kreme Opens in Conway, Plans Pastries 'Round the Clock

by Lee Hogan 12/18/2014 01:49 pm

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has officially opened in Conway, and its owner is expecting big demand for its doughnuts.