Restaurants & Food Archive

Papa Murphy's Expands Pizza Plans for Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Papa Murphy's, the “take-and-bake” pizza chain, has big plans for central Arkansas as it seeks to expand throughout the Midwest and South, says its chief development officer, Jayson Tipp.

Chef Shuttle, RaftUp To Experiment with Lake Delivery

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle, the homegrown restaurant-meal delivery service brought to us by Ryan Herget, is trying something new during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Two Former Walmart Express Stores to Reopen As Harps

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2016 01:44 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale announced Thursday that two of the Arkansas Walmart Express locations it acquired earlier this month will reopen as Harps stores over the next 11 weeks.

Midtown Little Rock IHOP to Be Razed, Rebuilt

by Jan Cottingham 6/20/2016 10:22 am

The landmark IHOP at the northeast corner of Markham Street and University Avenue in Little Rock will be torn down and a new IHOP rebuilt at the same location, the company announced on Monday.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Acosta's Carlen Hooker Honored by Progressive Grocer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Carlen Hooker, senior vice president of business solutions at Acosta of Bentonville, was one of four Acosta executives recognized as Progressive Grocer's 2016 Top Women in Grocery.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

Food-Ordering Grab App Launches at NWA Airport

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:57 am

Grab, a mobile app that saves passengers time by allowing them to pre-order meals for pick-up from airport restaurants, launched last week at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

La Madeleine Country French Café Entry in Arkansas Serendipitous

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The first La Madeleine Country French Café in the state opened April 20 in west Little Rock, but it won't be the last. The family has an agreement to open five locations of the French-inspired fast-casual restaurant chain in Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Dave & Buster's Ready for Opening with 240 Employees

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Chuck Beyer, general manager of Dave & Buster's at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock, is excited about opening a Dave & Buster's in the city where the concept for the Dallas-based company was born.

Dark Side Coffee Opens in North Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Central Arkansas has a new source for fresh-roasted coffee. Mark Whitehead has opened the Dark Side Coffee Co. in North Little Rock and is selling his coffee at the Argenta Farmers Market in North Little Rock and the Bernice Garden Farmers Market on South Main in Little Rock.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Hideaway Pizza Coming to North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2016 03:57 pm

North Little Rock will soon be home to the first Hideaway Pizza outside of Oklahoma, Hideaway 2 Inc. announced Friday. The restaurant will be located at 5103 Warden Road with plans to open during the first week of October.

Dave & Buster's To Open First Little Rock Location June 13

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2016 02:30 pm

On Monday, June 13, Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas at the Gateway Town Center, adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock, bringing 240 new jobs in the 30,000-SF space.

Lakewood Acreage Leads Latest Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Apartment land in North Little Rock and a manor and doughnut development in west Little Rock provide our trio of million-dollar transactions.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Mark Zweig Scoops Up University Village (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Builder Mark Zweig of Fayetteville paid $2.25 million for the 20,000-SF University Village shopping center on West 15th Street in Fayetteville.