Restaurants & Food Archive

Taziki's Jim Keet Has New Role, Family Focus

by Jan Cottingham 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Jim Keet says his family has been instrumental in the development of the Taziki's brand, which had only three stores when they became involved as the first franchisee.

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A law which throws out a whole page of signatures if even one signer on the page is not a registered voter in the county is an example of the state Legislature interfering with the right of the people to petition the government.

Tyson Fresh Meats Takes On $27M Plant Expansion in Iowa

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2016 03:56 pm

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is investing $27 million to expand production capacity at its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Reports of Plastic Prompt Recall of Tyson Chicken Nuggets

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 02:14 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.

US Consumer Confidence Jumps in September

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 11:47 am

U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months.

Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita's River Market Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez plan to open Little Rock Salsa in the location that once housed Juanita's restaurant.

St. Vincent West Attracts $14.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Physicians Realty Trust of Milwaukee bought the 45,952-SF St. Vincent West medical office building in west Little Rock from St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Restaurant Vets Jim Keet, Louis Petit to Open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill

by Jan Cottingham 9/20/2016 02:25 pm

Little Rock restaurateur Jim Keet is joining forces with restaurant industry veteran Louis Petit to open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill in the former 1620 Savoy at 1620 Market St. in west Little Rock. Keet expects renovations to take a couple of months and hopes to be open for business by mid-November.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

John Daly's Steakhouse Construction on Course in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

There's progress to report on the first John Daly's Steakhouse, planned for 912 Front St. in Conway.

Tokyo House To Rise in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

A Little Rock group plans to open a Tokyo House sushi restaurant in Rogers after a $1.6 million purchase.

Conway's Lewis Crossing Nears Completion

by Jan Cottingham 9/19/2016 12:00 am

One of the big puzzle pieces in Conway's retail development picture is almost complete: Lewis Crossing, the 441,871-SF, $65 million shopping center at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward Drive.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

At Conference, Tyson Foods Touts Stable Earnings, Sales Growth

by Lance Turner 9/12/2016 10:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. executives told investors at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference last week that the company is aiming for single-digit growth in fiscal 2017.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

Growler USA Franchise On Tap for Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A Bentonville couple seeking to ride the microbrew wave has signed on as franchisees with Growler USA, a 2-year-old craft brew franchise that calls itself “America's Microbrew Pub.”

McCain Plaza Transaction Surpasses $23 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 12:00 am

The 296,000-SF retail project at 4200 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $23.15 million.

Molly Rawn on How Fayetteville Pays It Forward With A&P Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Before joining the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission as executive director in August, Molly Rawn was director of development and communications at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, where she led capital campaigns before overseeing fundraising, membership and PR.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.