Restaurants & Food Archive

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

You Deserve a Break Today (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/1/2016 12:00 am

McDonald's, under new CEO Steve Easterbrook, has decided to heed national consumer research and take a bold, new and yet simple step: The most important meal of the day now has become the most important meal of the day, as McDonald's unveiled in October its all-day breakfast menu.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:48 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the appointments to state boards and commissions.

Small Businesses, Hospitals Strive to Serve Fitness Market in Jonesboro

by George Jared 1/29/2016 11:14 am

The need to sustain a healthier lifestyle among Americans is growing, and businesses in Jonesboro are lining up to serve that market.

Developers Say Movie Tavern Is Coming to Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2016 02:01 pm

Developers of the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock said Wednesday that Movie Tavern, a dine-in movie theater chain, is planning a new theater at the shopping center.

Wal-Mart's Shutdown Creates New Food Deserts

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 01:15 pm

An Associated Press analysis shows that the closing of more than 150 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will create three food deserts in Alabama, Kansas and Arkansas.

New Owners to Develop The Grove Near Outlets of Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 1/26/2016 03:34 pm

A private investor group has purchased about 54 acres surrounding the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock, aiming to continue its development as a key entertainment district.

Artisan Food Sees Growth In Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

These retailers — who sometimes are also wholesalers — make food in part to make connections and to preserve local culture and traditional methods. In the process, they've turned into employers and a source of jobs. They're business people; they're entrepreneurs.

WLR Wingate by Windham Leads Million-Dollar Quartet of Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

A hotel and a restaurant in Little Rock, apartments in North Little Rock and a rural residence near Roland provide a quartet of million-dollar transactions this week.

More Moe's On the Way, Owner Says

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Melanie Hoggard, owner of six Moe's Southwest Grill locations in Arkansas, is planning to roll out three more Moe's in the next two years: in Fayetteville and Jonesboro with the third location to be determined, but potentially Fort Smith.

Chef Shuttle Beefs Up Its Catering

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle is investing heavily in its catering service, adding three dedicated catering managers to its staff of more than 25.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Tyson Plans $28M Expansion of North Carolina Plant

by Mark Carter 1/20/2016 10:14 am

A grant of up to $300,000 is helping Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary Hillshire Brands upgrade its plant in Tarboro, North Carolina, adding about 100 jobs.

Simmons Prepared Foods to Hire 100 in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 12:56 pm

Simmons Prepared Foods, part of Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs, said Tuesday that it is leasing space at Zero Mountain in Fort Smith and creating more than 100 jobs.

Treatsie Names Kelli Marks Digital Content Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 10:24 am

Artisan sweets startup Treatsie announced Tuesday it has hired Sweet Love Bakes founder Kelli Marks as head of digital content. Treatsie helps consumers discover artisan sweets from all over the country through a monthly subscription box and an online marketplace.

Good Food by Ferneau to Close, Executive Chef Joins The 1836 Club

by Alexis Hosticka 1/18/2016 11:17 am

Good Food by Ferneau will close on Jan. 30 and Donnie Ferneau, its executive chef, will join The 1836 Club as its executive chef.

West Springdale Shopping Center Sold in $2.8M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Gary Nichols, through his Hillcrest Holdings LLC, bought the property at 1395 E. Henri De Tonti Blvd. The property was listed at $4.25 million and the seller was First Security Bank of Johnson.

NLR Chuy's Rings Up $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The sale of a North Little Rock eatery tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A Sherwood car wash transaction weighed in at $2.5 million. And apartments in midtown Little Rock changed hands in a $1.74 million deal.