Restaurants & Food Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4 Percent in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 11:09 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4 percent in March, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Rick Crawford 'Very Encouraged' After Cuba Trip

by Alexis Hosticka 4/13/2016 10:21 am

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., talks to Arkansas Business about opportunities he sees for trade with Cuba, where he spent four days last week.

Engage Cuba Launches Arkansas Council, Calls for End to Trade Restrictions

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2016 11:47 am

Engage Cuba President James Williams said Monday that Cuba will pledge to buy a significant amount of rice from the U.S. should the Congress allow trade on credit between the countries.

Dave & Buster's to Open in June at Grove at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 10:03 am

The long-anticipated Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas location at The Grove at Gateway Town Center in mid June.

Little Rock Rain Reschedules Opening of Bruno's Deli

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

He had hoped to open Bruno's Little Italy Deli in downtown Little Rock on April 18, said Gio Bruno, but heavy rain late last month has pushed the opening back by at least a month.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

El Dorado Nonprofit Parodies Macklemore to Get Visitors 'Downtown'

by Sarah Campbell 4/8/2016 11:43 am

El Dorado Festivals and Events aims to bring attention to the town's going-ons ahead of its under-construction $85 million arts and entertainment district.

Walmart, Sam's Club Commit to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2016 04:55 pm

Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. announced Tuesday their goal to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025, representing an effort to maintain affordable prices while improving the food supply.

Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders: Merger A 'No-Brainer'

by Alexis Hosticka 4/5/2016 11:12 am

After the Foodbank and Rice Depot celebrated their merger with an event at the end of March, Arkansas Business sat down with CEO Rhonda Sanders to get more details about the changes and what is to come.

Fox Ridge Pair Combine For $46M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Two Fox Ridge assisted living centers in Pulaski County generated eight-digit transactions, and a 2,200-SF Taco Bell in North Little Rock served up a $1.88 million sale.

Quality and the Golden Rule (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Perceived quality is created. Objective quality is measured. Either way, quality begets value and value begets purchasing and repurchasing decisions.

Stone's Throw Brewing Adds Space, Hours in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2016 04:09 pm

Stone's Throw Brewing announced Wednesday the addition of a formerly separate storefront at its Little Rock location.

Another Misguided Rule From the Department of Labor (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 3/30/2016 11:26 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., says businesses in Arkansas and across the country are set to be hit with an aggressive 113 percent increase in the salary threshold for overtime pay

Arkansas Rice Depot, Foodbank Merge, Announce Mission Statement

by Alexis Hosticka 3/30/2016 11:11 am

The Arkansas Foodbank and Arkansas Rice Depot on Wednesday celebrated the two organizations' merger and revealed a new logo and mission statement, "United to Fight Hunger."

Whisenhunt's $19M Cash Bet In Northwest Arkansas Pays Off

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 12:00 am

In March 2012, Joe Whisenhunt placed a $19 million bet on northwest Arkansas and, four years later, it's looking like a winner.

Fayetteville's Garden Park Apartments Fetch $17.6 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Fayetteville's Garden Park Apartments sold to California investors for $17.6 million.

Arkansas February Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2 Percent

by Lance Turner 3/25/2016 09:19 am

Arkansas' February unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, down from 4.4. percent in January and 5.6 percent in the same month last year, according to report Friday from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Wal-Mart Jumps into Milk Processing; Dean Foods' Stock Sinks

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 3/23/2016 07:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said it will build a dairy processing plant in Indiana to supply private-label milk to about 600 stores — the retailer's sole foray into food processing in the U.S.

ASU Convention Center Moves Forward With Grant From Delta Regional Authority

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 03:14 pm

A hotel and convention center project by Arkansas State University and O'Reilly Embassy Suites is moving forward even though a similar project has received significant financial support from the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission.

Conway's Stoby's to Rebuild After Fire

by Jan Cottingham 3/22/2016 03:13 pm

The owners of Stoby's Restaurant, a fixture on the Conway restaurant scene since 1980, plan — at least as of Tuesday morning — to raze the building, heavily damaged by fire on Saturday, and rebuild at the same site.