Restaurants & Food Archive

Tom Hayes: Tyson Focused on Sustainable Growth

by Sarah Campbell 4/18/2017 01:34 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is focused on growing in Arkansas, president and CEO Tom Hayes said during the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation Luncheon in Little Rock.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Gateway Property Sold for $3.5 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

A retail building, a fast-food eatery and an undeveloped parcel generated multimillion-dollar transactions.

Tacos 4 Life Franchises Expanding Beyond Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

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

Hooters May Reappear in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

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.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

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.

ASU Convention Center Project Also Delayed

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The other convention center being developed in Jonesboro hasn't broken ground, but it is on schedule to open on the Arkansas State University campus before the start of the fall 2018 semester.

Arkansas PR Pros on Pepsi, Hitler and Unfriendly Skies

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas PR and advertising professionals were already scratching their heads over Pepsi's silly ad featuring the model Kendall Jenner and video of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight, when presidential spokesman Sean Spicer oddly lifted Hitler from the bottom of history's list of worst dictators.

Medical Clinic Replaces Nichols Furniture After $3M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/17/2017 12:00 am

PTCOA Shackleford Clinic LLC, led by Dr. Meraj Siddiqui and Dr. Ronald Tilley, bought the Nichols Furniture store at 108 N. Shackleford Road.

Republicans Hope Trump Amenable to Food Stamp Restrictions

by Associated Press 4/13/2017 01:06 pm

Maine Gov. Paul LePage and fellow Republicans in Arkansas and Tennessee are now renewing their efforts to restrict food stamps in the hopes that Trump will be more amenable than the previous administration.

Promenade at Chenal Property Purchased for $4 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

A retail project in west Little Rock, commercial property in Sherwood, a parking lot in downtown Little Rock and two homes provide our five piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Chick-fil-A Coming to Pinnacle Hills in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The popular fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A appears headed to a spot in the Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers.

Dave & Buster's Draws $8.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/10/2017 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, bought the 30,346-SF Dave & Buster's project at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway from Dave & Busters of Arkansas Inc. of Dallas.

Arkansas House Rejects Attempt to Impose Online Sales Taxes

by Kelly P. Kissel and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 4/3/2017 04:41 pm

Arkansas legislators wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session Monday, approving a $5.5 billion budget and establishing a rainy day fund for future fiscal emergencies.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

At War With Information (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An error is an accident, and most are fender benders; there are people out there whose abuse of the First Amendment is more analogous to a terrorist deliberately driving a vehicle onto a busy sidewalk.

Core Brewing Adds Fayetteville Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale is making progress on its second location in Fayetteville, having applied with the state for a license for a microbrewery restaurant.

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million.

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