Restaurants & Food Archive

David Couch Ready To Deal Attorney General New Marijuana Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

David Couch, the Little Rock attorney who got approval to collect signatures for two ballot items concerning alcohol laws, says he's about to pop the cork on something even bigger.

Petit Jean Meats Ventures South, West

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Almost 90 years and four generations after Felix Scholsser started his first meat market, the ham, bacon and other products of Morrilton Packing Co. are gradually gaining an audience in far-flung places — southeast Arkansas, Texas and, through a private-label relationship with Whole Foods, as far away as Colorado and California.

Mary Maestri's Keeps On Cooking in Springdale

by Marty Cook 7/13/2015 12:00 am

​Renowned Italian restaurant Mary Maestri's once occupied a stately building on the outskirts of Tontitown, far removed from the hustle and bustle of northwest Arkansas. Now the restaurant, which first opened in 1923, stands on a busy four-lane Springdale street, an icon in name but just another restaurant by outside appearance.

State Economic Forecaster Michael Pakko Says Arkansas Economy Could Be Dampened by These Two Industries

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Michael R. Pakko took on the job of chief economist and state economic forecaster position at the Institute for Economic Advancement at UALR in August 2009.

Live Music, Mexican Food Hub Juanita's For Sale

by Alexis Hosticka 7/10/2015 11:38 am

Juanita's Mexican Café & Bar is for sale, five years after it moved into its President Clinton Avenue location.

Darden Restaurants Hires CFO of Wal-Mart's US Stores

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2015 10:00 am

Darden Restaurants Inc. on Friday named Jeffrey Davis as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 16.

Moses Tucker Breaks Ground on $5M Apartment Project

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 09:22 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock broke ground on Monday on a 36-unit, apartment project in the city's historic MacArthur Park District.

Plans for Small Shopping Center on Fayetteville's MLK Taking Shape

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Rodney Ghan and Bob Cooper of R.H. Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties of Fort Smith have bought a lot on West Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fayetteville with the intent of developing a two-tenant shopping center.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Painting With a Twist Opens Fort Smith Art Studio

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Seth McCurry, a 26-year-old entrepreneur with Painting with a Twist art studios in North Little Rock and Little Rock, has opened a location in Fort Smith.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

New Construction Boosts Conway on Business Index

by Mark Carter 6/30/2015 09:37 am

New home construction boosted Conway to near the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for April 2015.

Tyson Foods to Hire 90, Spend $8M to Expand Kentucky Plant

by Lance Turner 6/30/2015 09:21 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, will hire 90 additional workers as the meat processor spends more than $8 million to install a new freezer and work stations.

Hark Announces Entrepreneurial Summer Tour of Southeast

by Mark Carter 6/29/2015 11:33 am

Hark announced that it will launch a six-week tour of the Southeast beginning in July in partnership with Bespoke Video Production of Little Rock.

Beer Wholesale Companies Consolidate to Form O'Connor Distributing

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 11:29 am

Three Lakes Distributing LLC Inc., Three Rivers Distributing LLC Inc., and White River Beverage LLC Inc. will begin operating as one company, O'Connor Distributing, effective immediately.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Dave & Buster's Grows Closer To Little Rock Landing

by Jan Cottingham 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock appears to be growing closer to getting a Dave & Buster's, the restaurant-arcade chain that originated in the city.

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix Expands in Riverdale

by Jan Cottingham 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix enterprise has doubled its production space at 2321 Cantrell Road, in a facility near Cajun's Wharf. The company, now occupying 7,500 SF, employs six workers, three in production and three in the office.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.