Restaurants & Food Archive

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:30 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards.

Arby's Combo Sold for $7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Affiliates of a Tulsa-based franchisee sold four Arby's in central Arkansas for a combined $7 million.

News Whets Local Appetite for Minute Man

by Jan Cottingham 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The response to the news that the Minute Man Restaurant brand was planning a revival couldn't have been much warmer.

Lindsey Road Project Sells for $10.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Affiliates of Eliken Property Management of New York purchased the 557,950-SF industrial project in east Little Rock.

US Consumers Rattled by Shutdown, Roiling Markets

by Associated Press 1/29/2019 10:48 am

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest reading in a year and a half, tested by the partial government shutdown and roiling financial markets. Still, consumer spirits remain robust by historic standards.

Quapaw Return to Arkansas Bearing a Casino

by George Waldon 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Pine Bluff gets ready to host the commercial return of Arkansas' "namesake" tribe.

Malpractice Case Grinds Out Settlement to Kennedy Coffee Founder

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Tom Kennedy's malpractice case against Travis Story and the Story Law Firm in Fayetteville has produced a settlement to be paid to Kennedy's bankruptcy estate.

Oaklawn, Southland Plan Soaring Hotels, Bigger Gaming Areas

by Kyle Massey 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Both Oaklawn and Southland have nine-figure plans for new casino space and soaring hotels, but they're taking opposite approaches.

Kelly Conley Reaches CFO at Safe Foods (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Kelly Conley has been promoted to chief financial officer at Safe Foods Corp. in North Little Rock.

Chicago Firm Pays $31M For Chancellor Hotel (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/28/2019 12:00 am

AJ Capital bought the Chancellor Hotel in downtown Fayetteville and plans to convert the property into a boutique Graduate Hotel.

Southland's $250M Expansion Will Include Casino, 300-Room Hotel

by Kyle Massey 1/24/2019 07:06 am

The owner of Southland Gaming & Racing in West Memphis plans a $250 million expansion — including a 96,000-SF casino complex and a 20-story high-rise hotel — in the wake of Arkansas' vote in November to allow casino gambling.

Longhorn Steakhouse Sold in $2.3M Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2019 12:00 am

A west Little Rock eatery, apartments in North Little Rock and south Little Rock and a Conway coffee shop form this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Legislature Could Shuffle New Deal for Casino

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2019 12:00 am

Can the General Assembly alter an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution? The question is relevant because Clarksville has indicated interest in hosting a casino if Pope County rejects it.

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2019 10:18 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in December and unchanged from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Touts $1M Incentive Package

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/14/2019 02:53 pm

Bottled water startup Caddo Mountain Spring Water LLC of Hot Springs Village is getting a $1 million economic incentive package from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Nine Arby's Locations in Pulaski County Sell for $10.2M

by George Waldon 1/14/2019 09:16 am

Nine Arby's restaurants in Pulaski County were sold in a string of transactions totaling more than $10.2 million.

Under New Ownership, Franke's Cafeteria Keeps Culture

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

In a quiet transaction back in August, Franke's Cafeteria, a culinary institution in Arkansas, was sold by owner Carolyn Franke to General Manager Abraham Delgado.

Cloverleaf Cold Storage to Merge with Zero Mountain

by Lance Turner 1/8/2019 10:01 am

Cloverleaf Cold Storage of Sioux City, Iowa, said Monday that it would merge with Zero Mountain Inc. of Fort Smith.

WindRiver Building Sold For $2.72M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2019 09:45 am

Riverdale's WindRiver building, home to Brave New Restaurant, has been sold for $2.72 million to 2300 Cottondale Building LLC.

New Farm Bill Gives Farmers, Ranchers Certainty (Matt King Commentary)

by Matt King 1/7/2019 09:37 am

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill was welcome news to Arkansas' farmers and ranchers, who face myriad challenges in trade, regulatory and monetary policy — issues beyond their control, but that threaten their profitability and, ultimately, their livelihoods.