Restaurants & Food Archive

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that's a good thing.

Ashburry Apartments Visited by $18.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Olympus Property in Fort Worth, Texas, purchased The Ashburry at Chenal at 16401 Chenal Valley Drive.

US Gains 209K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3 Percent

by Associated Press 8/4/2017 07:39 am

U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.

US Should Do More, Not Less, to Push Exports to Cuba (Randy Veach Commentary)

by Randy Veach 8/1/2017 11:09 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes a move to roll back relations with Cuba is a step in the wrong direction. "There is no better diplomacy than making food available to another country," Randy Veach writes.

Burger 21 Eyes North Little Rock for Next Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Allen Hurst, a Little Rock native who has spent the last 15 years in Colorado, and his family have moved back to Arkansas — to Little Rock — and he has set his sights on a second Burger 21 location in North Little Rock, probably in the McCain Boulevard-Landers Road vicinity.

Dave & Buster's Confirms Timetable for Rogers Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Dave & Buster's says its first northwest Arkansas location is scheduled to open within the next year.

Second Jimmy's Egg to Open in Former Fayetteville Denny's

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

The recently closed Denny's on MLK Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville won't remain empty for long.

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state's top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

KC Firm Pays $11.4M For Northwest Medical Plaza (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Block Real Estate Services of Kansas City, Missouri, paid nearly $11.4 million for the Northwest Medical Plaza in Springdale.

Complaint Box (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/31/2017 12:00 am

I have two unrelated things I want to complain about: noisy restaurants and medical bills.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Judge Dismisses Tyson Shareholders Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2017 10:27 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas dismisses a shareholders lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. that sprang from allegations of a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving the Springdale meat producer and other companies.

Western Foods to Employ 50 in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 10:10 am

Western Foods LLC of Woodland, California, will open a gluten-free flour mill in an existing 50,000-SF building in Pine Bluff's industrial park.

US Consumer Confidence Rebounds

by Associated Press 7/25/2017 11:34 am

U.S. consumers gained confidence this month, with more Americans pleased by current conditions and more hopeful about the future.

Cows Haven't Come Home Yet for Hiland's Carolyn Evans

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Carolyn Evans recently celebrated her 62nd anniversary at the company now known as Hiland Dairy in Little Rock.

Riverfest's Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of Riverfest is much greater than memories of fun, music, food and the occasional festival-goer wearing much too little clothing for his frame.

Pasta Jack's Asks: What's In a Name?

by Jan Cottingham 7/24/2017 12:00 am

A complicated lawsuit involving operators of Pasta Jack's lays bare a business dispute that has become decidedly personal.

After 40 Years, Riverfest to Suspend Annual Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 01:00 pm

The Riverfest Inc. board of directors says it will suspend the annual music festival, which marked its 40th year in June.

Hideaway Pizza Served in $3.2 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

A 6,705-SF pizzeria in North Little Rock and land for a 130-unit independent living center in west Little Rock form a duo of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 7/12/2017 03:08 pm

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown.