Restaurants & Food Archive

US Court Blocks Overtime Expansion Pay Rule for 4M

by Associated Press 11/22/2016 06:15 pm

A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Misses Expectations, Shares Fall 15 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:28 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $391 million, or $1.03 per share.

Former Hillshire Exec Tom Hayes to Become Tyson Foods CEO

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 11/21/2016 11:08 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Monday that Tom Hayes, its president and a former executive with Hillshire Brands Co., will succeed Donnie Smith as CEO on Dec. 31.

Yellville-Summit School District Seeks $110K Federal Grant

by Billy Jean Louis, The Baxter Bulletin 11/21/2016 06:57 am

A grant application from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) worth $110,714 has been approved during a Yellville-Summit School District Board meeting.

Arkansas Gas Prices Fall as Thanksgiving Weekend Approaches

by Associated Press 11/21/2016 06:56 am

Arkansas motorists will be paying less to travel during the long Thanksgiving weekend as gasoline prices continue to fall.

6 Planning Tips From The Pros on Throwing An Eventful Event

by Lydia McAllister 11/21/2016 12:00 am

When it comes to planning your event, the to-do list may seem daunting. We've spoken with event planners from around the state for their tips and tricks for making your event run seamlessly from the planning stage to the day-of.

Harps Names Kim Eskew as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 03:29 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale says Kim Eskew, president and chief operating officer, has been elected as the grocery store chain's new CEO.

US Retail Sales Jump 0.8 Percent in Sign of Consumer Health

by Associated Press 11/15/2016 09:25 am

American consumers ramped up their spending last month in a sign of robust health heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.

After High Feed Prices and Glutted Market, Catfish Farmers Hope Luck Is Changing

by Marty Cook 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas had nearly 38,000 acres devoted to catfish farming as recently as 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. In July, the statistics service reported that Arkansas farmers had scaled back operations to 4,900 acres.

Colony West Center Sells for $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Colony West Group LLC, led by T.J. Leflar, Marshall Saviers and Brian Shaw, and C-Lef Partners LLC, led by Leflar, bought the Colony West Shopping Center at 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Rock Town Distillery Receives Awards for Whiskey, Bourbon

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2016 01:53 pm

Rock Town Distillery announced Wednesday that three of its whiskeys have scored the rating of "Liquid Gold" in Jim Murray's 2017 Whisky Bible.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Church Friendship Collapses Along With Building Plans

by Mark Friedman 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Was an ex-con seeking to improve his life taken advantage of by a couple from his church, or were the couple just more victims of a man with a history, before and after prison, of taking money for construction work that was never completed?

Alice Walton Reels In Flying Fish to Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dallas restaurateur Shannon Wynne and his partners didn't really want to go to Bentonville, and they certainly knew they didn't want to locate a Flying Fish restaurant there. Then Alice Walton got involved.

Convenience Store Trio Packaged in $2.8M Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Three convenience stores in Lonoke County, residential property in Saline County, an eatery in Cabot and a future restaurant location in Conway form our group of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Dry Spell for Fort Smith Brewing Set To End

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If the permits come through and everything falls into place, Fort Smith Brewing Co. should be up and running next year — the earlier the better, as far as Brooke Elder is concerned.

Young Chefs Offers Classes In Rogers

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

A Rogers couple, Mary and Alfonso Vidal, are opening a Young Chefs Academy, which offers cooking classes to children, in December. It's the first Young Chefs Academy in Arkansas.

New Man on the Roost at Slim Chickens

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Slim Chickens, the Fayetteville restaurant chain, has a new executive on board. He's Mark Mears, chief marketing officer. Mears has spent time with Noodles & Co., Schlotzsky's and the Cheesecake Factory.