Restaurants & Food Archive

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.

Arkansas Agency Moves to Revoke Alcohol License After Deaths

by Associated Press 6/9/2016 04:17 pm

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division has issued an order revoking the alcohol license for a Springdale concert venue, saying it was responsible for the drunk driving deaths of two men.

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.

$94K Federal Grant to Arkansas Group to Help Feed Needy

by Associated Press 6/8/2016 02:44 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a $94,000 grant to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help low-income Arkansans buy fruits and vegetables.a

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.

Fowler Foods Cheers Colonel Sanders' Return to KFC

by George Waldon 5/30/2016 12:00 am

After selling all but a handful of its stores in 1985, Fowler Foods Inc. has deepened its commitment to KFC and rebuilt its status as a leading franchise holder.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

1836 Club Looking Forward to Lifetime of 'Sustainable' Luxury

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Mark Camp, the Little Rock investment banker who has partnered with state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson and Rod Damon on the 1836 Club, says the partners aren't seeking to make big money off the private club's operations; they just want it to be “sustainable.”

Eyenalyze Receives Funding From Cadron Creek Capital

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2016 10:58 am

The funding will be used to further Eyenalyze's solution which simplifies restaurant back-office business including inventory, plating cost and employee tracking – all while providing end data that is useful and compatible with financial analysis and reporting.

Eyenalyze Gets Seed Funding from Cadron Creek Capital

by Sarah Campbell 5/27/2016 10:38 am

Eyenalyze of Conway, which provides CPA-friendly back-office solutions for restaurants, announced Friday that it has received seed funding from seed capital investment fund Cadron Creek Capital of Conway.

Peco Foods Plant Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Northeast Arkansas

by George Jared 5/27/2016 09:32 am

In 2014, Peco Foods Inc. announced it was building a massive poultry processing plant in Pocahontas. That project is now nearing completion and is expected to spur economic activity in the area.

5 Companies Given Global Trade Awards, Trans-Pacific Partnership Touted

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 09:10 am

Esterline Defense Technologies, CAT Squared, RH Preyda, Cobb-Vantress Inc. and Rock Town Distillery Inc. were recognized at an annual luncheon Tuesday.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Bruno's Deli Still Set for June Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Gio Bruno said late last week that he expected to get the keys to the building — right next door to his restaurant, the venerable Bruno's Little Italy — in a few days. At least two weeks after that, he plans a soft open of the deli, at 308 Main St.