Restaurants & Food Archive

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones.

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration's new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.

Presidential Hotel Hosts $8.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 12:00 am

LR HI Associates LLC, an affiliate of Centura Capital of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bought the Holiday Inn-Presidential at 600 Interstate 30. The seller is HI Presidential LLC, led by Larry Carpenter.

Killing Gators vs. Draining Swamp (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/16/2016 12:00 am

All organizations find themselves in overload occasionally, a prolonged period when there simply are not enough resources to go around. Here are a few thoughts I have picked up over the years from knowledgeable authors and talented leaders.

In Alcohol Debate, Northeast Arkansas Residents Weigh Social Concerns, Dollars

by George Jared 5/9/2016 10:54 am

Beer, wine and spirit sales in northeast Arkansas have always provided residents with a conundrum. The social fabric of the region is steeped with strong religious ties, but alcohol sales account for millions of dollars of economic activity in the area.

Krispy Kreme to Go Private in $1.35B Deal

by Associated Press 5/9/2016 10:29 am

Krispy Kreme shareholders got caffeine boost after coffee giant JAB Beech said Monday it is acquiring the doughnut chain.

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

St. John's Apartments Sells for $3.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Originally led by David Henry, St. J Apartments Ltd. bought Westgate Apartments at 5001 W. 65th St. for $2 million in April 2007 and rechristened the project St. John's.

Little Rock To Be Featured In New PBS Show

by Sarah Campbell 5/3/2016 11:27 am

Emmy-Award-winning TV host Darley Newman will dedicate an episode of her new "Travels with Darley" show to Little Rock, tourism leaders announced Tuesday. It will air this summer on PBS.

Old Mill Bread Eyes Spot in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Old Mill Bread & Flour Co. hopes to have a location in Ottenheimer Market Hall in the River Market within a month, says John Graham, manager of Old Mill and father of the restaurant and bakery's owner, Andrew Graham.

Theories Foam Over Future Plans for Suds Carwash in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Joshua Brown, co-founder of Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development in Jonesboro, said he can't confirm what his company's plans are for a Fayetteville car wash it bought recently.

After Oh Baby Sale, It's Back to Basics for Fran Free

by Marty Cook 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Fran Free is enjoying life after selling her Oh Baby Foods brand to Blackhive Corp. of Fayetteville for an undisclosed amount this past winter.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Oreos, Apple and Core Knowledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Basic. Essential. Enduring. That's what a core is. In business, we often hear the term “core competency.” In this layman's terms it could be expressed in the simple phrase “Stick with what you know.”

In Arkansas, Seven Campaigns Aim for Alcohol Sales

by Sarah Campbell 4/25/2016 10:53 am

Five counties and two cities are collecting signatures in hopes that voters can decide in November whether to allow alcohol sales in their communities.

David's Burgers Delayed in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The restaurant is to occupy the former Boulevard Bread space in the Dickinson Hardware Co. building at the east end of Ottenheimer Market Hall, operated by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Chef Donnie Ferneau Proud of Moonlighting Gig with Memory Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Memory Care of America, which provides residential care to sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, announced Ferneau's hiring earlier this month.

Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week.

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown.