Restaurants & Food Archive

Chick-fil-A, Chili's on Tap for Clinton National Airport

by Lance Turner 2/14/2017 11:05 am

Chick-fil-A and Chili's are coming to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, pending approval by the airport's commission.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Core Brewing Turns from Fort Smith, Ready To Head East

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., the rapidly growing Springdale craft brewery, has abandoned its plans for a distillery in Fort Smith.

Comfort Inn & Suites Transaction Checks In at $3.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Andy & Andrew Hotel Investments LLC, led by Ashok Desai, purchased the Comfort Inn & Suites at 3915 McCain Park Drive, backed with a five-year loan of $4 million from Arkansas Federal Credit Union of Jacksonville.

Developers Finish, Start Projects on Main Street in Little Rock, North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2017 02:24 pm

Two Main Street redevelopments — one on each side of the Arkansas River — were announced this week by Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. and Newmark Grubb Arkansas.

Retail Group: Sales to Grow 3.7 Percent to 4.2 Percent

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 2/8/2017 10:24 am

The nation's largest retail trade group is predicting that annual retail sales will increase between 3.7 percent and 4.2 percent this year.

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

by Todd Traub 2/7/2017 01:10 pm

After years of trying for one, the city now has two hotel and convention center facilities in various stages of development and construction, one near the interstate and one on the Arkansas State campus.

New Date Set on Daly's Steakhouse in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The developers behind the planned John Daly's Steakhouse in Conway are now pushing for a June 1 opening date.

Cocoa Belle Opens Store In Bryant

by Jan Cottingham 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Carmen Portillo, Cocoa Belle's owner, operator and chief chocolatier, joins chocolate-makers Ashton Woodward (Cocoa Rouge) and Nathaniel Izard (Izard Chocolate) in offering premium chocolate in central Arkansas.

Brain Training (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/6/2017 12:00 am

I have had a rich opportunity to observe several logical fallacies used by seemingly rational adults.

Terraforma Buys NLR Riverfront Land for Entertainment District

by Sarah Campbell 2/3/2017 11:10 am

Terraforma LLC of Maumelle says it has purchased 5.6 acres along the Arkansas River near Broadway Bridge from the city of North Little Rock for $2.6 million.

George's Inc. Names Brian Coan Chief Customer Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2017 10:05 am

George's Inc. of Springdale says Brian Coan has joined the privately held poultry company in the newly created role of chief customer officer.

Tommy Keet to Bring Paninis & Company to Little Rock

by Lydia McAllister 2/2/2017 09:56 am

Tommy Keet, owner of Little Rock's I Love Juice Bar, opens a new sandwich concept in Midtown.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Income Tax Break on Veterans' Benefits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 07:25 am

The Arkansas House on Monday approved a tax break for retired military veterans, but the proposal is drawing objections from conservatives over a plan to raise taxes on soda, candy and digital downloads to help pay for it.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

US Consumer Spending Up 0.5 Percent in December

by Associated Press 1/30/2017 11:10 am

Consumers boosted spending in December at the fastest pace in three months, giving the economy some momentum going into 2017.

Baptist Health Exec Faces Foreclosure on Conway Ranch, Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Trouble is brewing for Joanie White-Wagoner, administrator and vice president at the new $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

$4.8M Sale Visits Rogers Warehouse (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Breeden Robinson LLC, led by Larry Breeden, bought the facility from Superior Industries International Arkansas LLC, a subsidiary of Superior Industries of Van Nuys, California.