Restaurants & Food Archive

Gabe Holmstrom to Lead Downtown Little Rock Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2015 08:59 am

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership on Friday announced Gabe Holmstrom as its new executive director.

Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Named Speaker for Bumpers Lecture Series at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2015 07:10 am

Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Chicago is the speaker for the fourth-annual Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, the school announced Thursday.

Hunt Brothers Rules Rural Pizza Market from Gas Stations

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 12:24 pm

If you're looking for pizza along the Andersonville Highway between the Museum of Appalachia and a mountain lake created by the Tennessee Valley Authority, your best bet may be the same place where you buy your bait and fill up your car.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 10:17 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent to January from December, and is a full percentage point below what it was the same time last year.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop Headed to Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Fuzzy's Taco Shop of Fort Worth is ready to try northwest Arkansas again.

Downtown Residence Inn Draws $17.5 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Ownership of a 107-room hotel in downtown Little Rock shifted in a transaction valued at $17.5 million. The sale of a west Little Rock auto dealership weighed in at $6.4 million.

Two New Restaurant Projects Announced for Downtown Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 11:58 am

Two new restaurant projects for downtown Bentonville were announced Friday: The Belfry and the relocation of the Pressroom. RopeSwing, a boutique hospitality company in Bentonville, is behind the projects, which will hold soft openings this summer.

Haag Brown to Develop New Retail Site in Searcy, Will Include Starbucks

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2015 01:29 pm

Haag Brown Development of Jonesboro announced plans Thursday for a new retail project that will include a Starbucks and Arkansas Braces at the corner of East Race and rand Drive in Searcy.

Meat Industry Fights New Dietary Proposal

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 11:23 am

The meat industry is swiftly and aggressively working to discredit a proposal for new dietary guidelines that recommends people eat less red and processed meat.

Del Monte Foods Buying Sager Creek of Siloam Springs for $75M Cash

by Lance Turner 3/11/2015 09:51 am

The operations and assets of the vegetable company formerly known as Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs are set to change owners once again in a $75 million cash deal. Del Monte Foods Inc. of San Francisco says it has completed its acquisition of the assets of Sager Creek Vegetable Co.

Lovin' Goes Only So Far As McDonald's Sales Slide Again

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:28 am

McDonald's says global sales declined again in February, including a 4 percent drop in the U.S. where it is fighting to reinvigorate its image.

They Just Eat It Up (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Restaurant news drives online business. There is no other industry that can be counted on to generate so much instantaneous online traffic.

We Speak Hendren (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Last week, State Rep. Kim Hendren was discussing House Bill 1077, which would require public universities and colleges in Arkansas to allow faculty and staff having concealed carry licenses to bring firearms on campus. "Without exception," said Hendren, "[the colleges and universities] said leave the law as it is."

A Visit With James Beard Nominee Matt McClure of The Hive and Joël Antunes of One Eleven

by Jan Cottingham 3/9/2015 12:00 am

An Arkansas restaurant and an Arkansas chef recently gained national recognition of the best kind: being named semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards are among the most prestigious in the restaurant world.

Specialty Chicken Roosts In Southwest Arkansas

by Rob Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A poultry company outside Arkadelphia has partnered with several southwest Arkansas counties to hatch, grow and process a “specialty chicken” popular in Asian markets across the western United States.

Restaurants, Bars Drove US Job Growth in February

by Associated Press 3/6/2015 11:51 am

It's been an extended happy hour at U.S. bars and restaurants, which led hiring gains last month.

Whataburger to Start Construction in Fayetteville Restaurant This Month

by Marty Cook 3/5/2015 10:30 am

Whataburger will break ground for its Fayetteville restaurant on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard later this month.

Joel Smith Hired to Lead Conference Services at WRI

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 03:34 pm

Smith will oversee the Institute's conference services staff including meeting planners, guest representatives and housekeeping, and oversee its conference dining operations as well as the on-site restaurant, the River Rock Grill.

McDonald's to Use Chicken Without Human Antibiotics

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 10:33 am

In a statement, chicken supplier Tyson Foods Inc. said it looks forward to working with McDonald's to meet its new standards.

O'Reilly Hospitality Buys Holiday Inn, Boston's Restaurant Near Airport

by Lance Turner 3/2/2015 02:48 pm

O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC of Springfield, Missouri, has purchased and now manages the 201-room Holiday Inn Little Rock-Airport-Conference Center and the Boston's Restaurant near the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.