Restaurants & Food Archive

Harps Planning Grocery Store in Sherwood

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale will be setting up shop in Sherwood, near the northwest corner of Highway 107 and Oakdale Road.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

US Retail Sales Rise Ahead of Holiday Shopping

by Associated Press 11/14/2014 11:43 am

U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending as the holiday shopping season begins.

Small Businesses Step Up Holiday Social Media Game

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 10:53 am

There's more to a retailer's holiday social media strategy than posting photos and advertising discounts. Small and independent retailers are getting more aggressive in using Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram in preparation for the important holiday sales season and beyond.

The People Have Spoken, So Let Them Speak (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Last Tuesday, Saline County became the seventh county in Arkansas to switch from “dry” to “wet” under the onerous law that requires proponents to collect signatures from 38 percent of registered voters just to get the referendum on the ballot.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Arkansas Had Soda Tax Long Before Berkeley Caught the Wave

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Berkeley, California, the birthplace of liberal nanny-state policies like smoke-free restaurants and curb cuts for wheelchair access, got a lot of ink last week for passing the nation's first “soda tax.”

Trio of Central Arkansas Locations Generate Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

A breastaurant in west Little Rock, apartments in North Little Rock and a tractor dealership in Sherwood all generated seven-digit deals.

AP Correction: All 75 Counties Approve Minimum Wage Hike

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 10:47 am

Every county in Arkansas supported a ballot measure to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $8.50 by 2017.

Bulk of Arkansas Counties Opposed Alcohol Measure

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 09:34 am

According to incomplete and unofficial election results, just seven counties voted in favor of the proposed constitutional amendment. The measure received the most support in White County, which is dry, and in Columbia County, where voters decided Tuesday to allow alcohol sales in a separate local option election.

Damgoode Pies Moving into River Market

by Lee Hogan 11/3/2014 01:04 pm

Damgoode Pies is taking over in the former spot of Boscos in the River Market District.

Judge To Hear Dispute Over $28K Tab Spent at Visions Nightclub

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A dispute over a bill of nearly $30,000 from the “gentlemen's club” Visions on the northern outskirts of Maumelle has made its way to Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Little Rock Entrepreneurs Raising Funds — And Profile — With Kickstarter

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A couple of Arkansas entrepreneurs who recently reached their business funding goals through Kickstarter say the crowdfunding platform may be even better at generating interest — and potential customers — than it is at raising money.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

State Supreme Court Remands Alcohol Question

by Arkansas Business Staff and The Associated Press 10/31/2014 05:32 pm

A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court has sent a proposal to legalize alcohol sales in Saline County back to circuit court to determine if there are enough valid signatures to put the question on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Newk's Eatery Expanding to Northwest Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/30/2014 12:04 pm

Northwest Arkansas is soon to have a plethora of Newk's Eatery restaurants in the area.

Cleared for Ballot, Wage Hike Faces Easy Path

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/30/2014 09:10 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to keep a minimum wage hike on the ballot removes the last major hurdle for a proposal that is gaining bipartisan support and faces no organized opposition as Election Day nears.

Red Lobster Leads Trio of Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Seafood restaurants, a bank branch in North Little Rock and land for a gated apartment project in west Little Rock assembled this week to form a quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Mountain Pure Has New Owner After Stacks Conviction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

John B. Stacks' rough year continued last week when his Mountain Pure operations were handed over to a new owner after a foreclosure auction on the steps of the Pulaski County Courthouse.

First National Bank of Paragould Gains Northwest Arkansas Presence (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

First Paragould Bankshares Inc. closed on its acquisition of five former Metropolitan National Bank branches in northwest Arkansas.