Restaurants & Food Archive

Tennessee Farm Working With Tyson Foods Finds Bird Flu

by Jo Winterbottom, Reuters 3/6/2017 09:59 am

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc., and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system.

NLR's Ridge Road Village Sold in $7 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A multifamily project in North Little Rock, apartment land, a restaurant and hotel land in west Little Rock and a Heights home in Little Rock form a five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Clinton Distributor In Court Over Missing McDonald's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Clinton food distributor has started a fight over having to pay for nearly 2 million pounds of frozen mozzarella cheese sticks.

Restaurant Sales in Arkansas To Top $4 Billion

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Restaurant industry sales nationwide were expected to reach almost $783 billion in 2016, while restaurant sales in Arkansas last year were projected at $4.3 billion, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Liquor Stores: Grocery Wine Bill a Death Knell

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Liquor store owners say a bill to let Wal-Mart and grocery stores sell a larger assortment of wine fundamentally changes their business model and will lead to the closure of hundreds of package stores in the state.

Arkansas' Arcane Liquor Laws Slowly Loosen

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The controversy over the grocery wine bill illustrates the importance of convenience to the alcohol consumer, convenience is a quality-of-life issue, and quality-of-life issues are closely linked to tourism.

Time for an Overhaul (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Like the U.S. Tax Code, Arkansas' liquor laws need an overhaul that recognizes changing attitudes and shopping habits and economic realities of a product that, as the 18th Amendment taught us, will not be denied.

Podiatrist's Purchase of Convention Center Gives Texarkana Officials Cold Feet

by Mark Friedman 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Texas podiatrist with a past that includes a federal conviction wants to buy the troubled Arkansas Convention Center & Holiday Inn out of bankruptcy — and that has some Texarkana officials on the Arkansas side concerned.

Slim Chickens Nears $100M In Revenue

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of homegrown fast-casual chain Slim Chickens, says the Fayetteville company's revenue, on an annualized basis, will surpass $100 million by the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Hospitality, Heritage Honor Tourism and Restaurant Stars

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Some stars in the hospitality industry generally and the restaurant sector specifically shine. A couple of state organizations recognized these stars last week.

Audrey House Says Arkansas Shouldn't Keep Its Wine Sales Bottled Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

When Audrey House was 21, she moved to Altus, bought 20 acres from Al Wiederkehr and set about starting her own vineyard and winery operation, which she called Chateau Aux Arc.

Uncle T's, Opening in Conway, Eyes More Expansion

by Sarah Campbell 3/2/2017 11:49 am

Little Rock landmark Uncle T's Deli Market will celebrate the grand opening of its second location Saturday in Conway, and the family behind the business aims to open five more in the next three years.

Troy Keeping Joins I Square Management As President

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2017 08:56 am

I Square Management, a privately-owned hotel development and management company based in Little Rock, announced on Wednesday that Troy Keeping is its new president.

'Colorado Craftsman' Project Enters Little Rock Market

by George Waldon 2/27/2017 12:00 am

A failed subdivision in southwest Little Rock has been reimagined as a townhome neighborhood with a Western flair by the partners in Big Rock Development.

Tandem Self-Storage Sales Combine for $5.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/27/2017 12:00 am

SSCP Geyer Springs Rd LLC acquired the 376-unit project at 8015 Geyer Springs Road for $3.16 million, and SSCP Leon Circle LLC purchased the 562-unit project at 6100 Leon Circle for $2.09 million.

$2.3M Deal Nails Down Ridout Store (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/27/2017 12:00 am

An Arizona investor paid more than $2.3 million for the Ridout Lumber Co. store in Fayetteville.

Go Forward Pine Bluff Moves Toward Tax Votes

by Todd Traub 2/23/2017 04:16 pm

A plan to make major improvements to the downtown Pine Bluff area and enhance education is looking toward a sales tax to help fund its numerous recommendations.

Tyson Foods Quickens Shift from Antibiotics in Chicken

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 2/21/2017 11:59 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

Video: Tyson Unveils New Corporate Logo, Growth Strategy at Conference

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 11:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale unveils a new corporate logo and more details about its growth strategy at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Despite persistent chatter, no application for a new permit to serve alcohol by the drink in Searcy has been filed with the ABC.

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