Restaurants & Food Archive

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.

Alcohol Calorie Counts to be on Menus by Next Year

by Associated Press 12/18/2014 01:55 pm

Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

Arvest Survey: Mortgage Debt Down, Savings Up in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 12/16/2014 10:27 am

Arkansans reported less mortgage debt than their neighbors in Oklahoma and Missouri, according to the latest consumer sentiment survey from Arvest Bank.

In Oregon, Craft Brewery Reaps the Backlash After Selling to Anheuser-Busch

by Associated Press 12/16/2014 09:13 am

A furor erupted after 10 Barrel Brewing announced last month that it was being bought by the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which to the horror of craft-beer enthusiasts, makes Budweiser and Bud Light.

New Kroger Marketplace in Benton Worth $12M, To Be Built by Summer 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A 123,000-SF Kroger Marketplace under construction in Benton is worth $12 million, according to the building permit on file with the city.

Bentonville Retail Center Sold for $1.35M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The strip center at 231 N. Walton Blvd. is occupied by Papa John's Pizza, Wingstop, Rent-A-Center and Kumon Math & Reading Center.

Matthew Cooper Leaving Cache Restaurant at End of 2014

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 04:07 pm

Matthew Cooper, general manager and executive chef, at Cache Restaurant in downtown Little Rock is leaving at the end of the year to "purse a new opportunity."

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Downtown Partnership Leader Sharon Priest to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 01:45 pm

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership said Monday that its executive director, Sharon Priest, will retire at the end of January.

Gateway's Grove Project Adds to 2015 Commercial Construction

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

A 33-acre piece of Little Rock's Gateway Town Center development is poised to add some new commercial construction in 2015.

VCC Goes Big in Vegas with $344M Downtown Summerlin Project

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Completing a half-built, 1.5 million-SF retail-office center in less than 18 months presented a desert challenge for VCC LLC. The sprawling Downtown Summerlin project in the western suburbs of Las Vegas also represented unfinished business for the Little Rock general contracting firm.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

Speakeasy Bar Opening Friday in Downtown Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 12/4/2014 11:19 am

Downtown dwellers and cigar smokers may have noticed Maduro Cigar Bar & Lounge closed in November. On Friday, a bar is opening in its place.

Community Coffee Opens Arkansas Depot

by Associated Press 12/3/2014 07:31 am

A Louisiana coffee maker says it has opened a new sales and distribution center in Little Rock.

Arkansas State, Haag Brown Partner for 26-Acre Commercial Development Project

by Lee Hogan 12/2/2014 12:30 pm

A partnership between Arkansas State University and Haag Brown Commercial of Jonesboro is eying a 26-acre tract in northeast Jonesboro for commercial development.

More US CEOs Plan to Boost Hiring in Next 6 Months

by Associated Press 12/2/2014 11:33 am

Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies expect sales to keep growing in the next six months and also plan to step up hiring.

Arkansans More Pessimistic About Finances, Feel Better About Major Household Purchases

by Lee Hogan 12/2/2014 10:40 am

Arkansans feel more pessimistic about their current and expected financial situation, but feel more optimistic about buying major household items, according to the latest consumer sentiment survey from Arvest Bank.

Winery Rumors Flourish on Grapevine

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Winemaking is coming to the River Market and a Wiederkher is planning another wine-and-brew operation. Dennis Wiederkehr, VP and national sales manager of Wiederkehr Wine Cellars in Wiederkehr Village, plans to open Dionysus Wine & Brew in nearby Altus for his wife, Sharla, to run.

Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Drew Smyly, Father Buy Beef 'O' Brady's In Maumelle

by Jan Cottingham 12/1/2014 12:00 am

For Todd Smyly, father of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly, going in with his son to buy the Beef ‘O' Brady's franchise in Maumelle wasn't much of a stretch, for a lot of reasons.