Restaurants & Food Archive

Mark Zweig Launches Zweig American Ale

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Apple Blossom Brewing Co., a Fayetteville restaurant-brewery, collaborated with Mark Zweig on Zweig American Ale, which Apple Blossom debuted with a release party on Sunday.

Mary Casteel Tapped to Lead ABC

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2017 03:02 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed Mary Casteel as director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

WH Group Seeks to Expand, Compete with Tyson Foods, Others

by Tom Polansek and Julie Zhu, Reuters 6/8/2017 11:24 am

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s owner is scouting for U.S. and European beef and poultry assets to buy — a move that would sharpen its rivalry with global meat packers Tyson Foods Inc. and JBS SA.

Tyson Foods Completes $4.2B AdvancePierre Purchase

by Lance Turner 6/7/2017 11:42 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale completes its $4.2 billion deal to purchase AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. of Cincinnati. The deal adds to Tyson Foods' portfolio of branded and value-added packaged foods.

Canada Beats US in Beef Sales to China

by Rod Nickel, Michael Hirtzer and Dominique Patton, Reuters 6/5/2017 11:18 am

Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market.

Mountain Valley Spring Water Partners with Glo Airlines

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 11:12 am

Mountain Valley Spring Water of Hot Springs has been named the official water of Glo Airlines of New Orleans.

Rebel Kettle Positioned for Beer Yoga Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock's Rebel Kettle Brewing Co. is hosting its own take on the yoga and adult beverage concept: Beer Yoga.

Permits Delay Potbelly Sandwich Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Ryan Hamra says he's shooting for the end of July to open his Potbelly Sandwich Shop in downtown Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 07:38 am

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs. Hiring was still enough to help keep pushing unemployment lower.

Private Survey: Companies Added a Solid 253K Jobs in May

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 03:05 pm

U.S. private businesses added a robust 253,000 jobs in May, a private survey found, a sign that employers expect economic growth to keep plowing ahead.

Little Rock's Chef Shuttle Sold to Bite Squad

by Jan Cottingham 5/31/2017 04:27 pm

Chef Shuttle, the restaurant meal-delivery service based in Little Rock, has sold to Bite Squad, a restaurant meal-delivery service based in Minneapolis.

Update: Cotham's in Scott Destroyed by Fire

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/30/2017 07:03 am

Cotham's Mercantile in Scott has been destroyed in an overnight fire. Cotham's was built in 1917 and opened as a general mercantile store for farmers in the area.

Cabot's Steeplechase Apartments Sold for $6.1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Apartments in Cabot, retail space in west Little Rock, farmland near Carlisle, residential lots near Conway, a residential swap in Pulaski County and undeveloped acreage in Saline County provide a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Maumelle Chick-fil-A Set to Open by September

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Carter Tucker is giving up his Chick-fil-A in McCain Mall in North Little Rock to devote all his energies to the new restaurant at 113 Commons Drive in Maumelle.

Loblolly Ice Cream Shop Makes Split Next Door

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Sally Mengel, co-owner of Loblolly Creamery of Little Rock, is moving/has moved her Ice Cream Bar from The Green Corner Store right next door — same building, different suite.

Tuesday Farmers Market Event Discontinued in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The farmers market on Tuesday at the River Market pavilions in downtown Little Rock is no longer.

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn't the first such effort and it won't be the last.

Modern Storage Draws $3.3M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Modern Storage Maumelle Blvd LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased its namesake at 9100 Maumelle Blvd. The seller is JWL I Ltd., led by William Titus.

126 Units in Fayetteville Sell for $8 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Patrick O'Reilly of Springfield bought the South Creekside Apartments, 126-unit complex four blocks from the University of Arkansas campus.