Restaurants & Food Archive

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

US Consumer Confidence Rises, Hits Highest Level Since 2000

by Associated Press 11/28/2017 10:21 am

American consumers are feeling confident as the holiday season approaches. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index hit 129.5 this month, up from 126.2 in October and highest since November 2000.

George's Inc. Acquires Campos Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 10:09 am

Poultry products producer George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has acquired Campos Foods LLC from Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods Inc.

Bayou Meto Land, Slim Chickens Sold in Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Agri land in Lonoke County, day care centers and a restaurant in Conway along with a car wash and undeveloped property in Saline County provide a six-pack of big-bucks transactions this week.

Big Whiskey's Responds to Little Rock Franchise's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Defendants in that Big Whiskey's lawsuit that Whispers told you about last week have responded to James Bryant's allegations regarding the opening of a Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Bentonville.

Generations Bank Forecloses on Former Gravette Mayor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank has filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court against a former Gravette mayor who ran a since-closed restaurant.

Bass Pro, Hooters Site Yields $23M Tandem Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

The sale-leaseback of Little Rock's 104,359-SF Bass Pro Shops spawned a $21.89 million transaction.

Arkansas Agriculture Looks to Tomorrow (Freddie Black Commentary)

by Freddie Black 11/27/2017 12:00 am

In about 30 years, our world will be home to nearly 10 billion people. Farmers will have to feed more people than they have in the previous 100 years. Farmers and ranchers will have to produce more food and fiber on the same or fewer acres than they do today.

Court Filing Shows No Love for Lucy's Diner

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Mathias Shopping Centers Inc., led by Sam Mathias of Springdale, has filed a second suit in Washington County Circuit Court against Neon Restaurants LLC of Fort Smith.

Shots Taken in Big Whiskey's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Little Rock and owner James Bryant have filed suit — again — over the opening of a Big Whiskey's in Bentonville.

Altimize Wins AEDC Funds

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Altimize, a tenant of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, has received a financial boost recently and is expanding its offerings.

Ask Customers This in 2018 (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The benefit of escaping the assumption that your customers know all of the things you offer can mean increasing your revenue by 10 to 20 percent — or more.

B&B Solutions Facility Draws $2.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Woodmont Mabelvale LLC of New York bought the 38,000-SF office-warehouse facility in southwest Little Rock from BNBS Properties LLC, led by Jerry Spears.

Real Estate Deals Total $3M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/16/2017 08:57 am

Baseline Road property bought for convenience store and gas station tops recent real estate buys at $980,000.

Demand at Shearer's Snacks Brings Jobs to Jackson County

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/15/2017 02:55 pm

Shearer's Snacks, Newport's top manufacturing company, announced it is in the process of hiring 85 employees to meet increased product demand.

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 10:02 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31.

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.

Seven Dairy Queens Slated for Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

An Alabama couple have signed a franchise agreement to open seven Dairy Queen locations in northwest Arkansas.

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

by Mark Friedman 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A former vice president at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers.

Westbridge Apartments Add Up to $5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Two pieces of a Little Rock apartment project combined for deals totaling $5 million.