Restaurants & Food Archive

Part-Time Boone County Farmers Turn to Fruits and Veggies

by Associated Press 11/9/2015 06:44 am

In the last six to eight years, one farmer has seen what he called a real swing toward locally grown produce. More people are concerned, he said, about where and how their food is grown and about farming practices and techniques.

O'Looney's Wine & Liquor Picks Keegan Sparks as Sommelier (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Keegan Sparks has been hired as a sommelier at O'Looney's Wine & Liquor in Little Rock.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Hires First Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 04:10 pm

The Downtown Springdale Alliance hired Misty Murphy to be the organization's first executive director.

Officials Break Ground in Bentonville for $21M 8W Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 02:36 pm

Developers began construction this week on the $21 million, six-story 8W Center at 8th and Walton Boulevard across from the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville.

Todd Simmons Installed as Chair of National Chicken Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 11:42 am

Todd Simmons, CEO of Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs, was installed as the chairman of the National Chicken Council.

Holcombe Heights Sale Leads Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

A 125-unit apartment complex in Little Rock, a Dave & Buster's site in Little Rock, a North Little Rock rent-to-own store, a Country Club home, a west Pulaski County residence and undeveloped land in Conway provide this week's six-pack of million-dollar transactions.

Hormel Foods Recalls Skippy Peanut Butter Because of Metal Shavings

by Associated Press 10/30/2015 04:00 pm

Hormel Foods Sales LLC is recalling 153 cases of peanut butter made at its Little Rock, Arkansas, factory because of the potential for metal shavings in the jars.

Pie Five Pizza Opening in Benton

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2015 10:35 am

Pie Five Pizza is opening its first Arkansas location on Friday at Hurricane Creek Village shopping center in Benton, where it will serve handcrafted, made-to-order pizzas.

Cromwell, Moses Tucker See New Life at 6th and Shall

by Alexis Hosticka 10/26/2015 11:03 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate are working together on what the firms call a new urban renewal and redevelopment project in downtown Little Rock.

Ruth's Chris May Have Location Staked in Downtown Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

You may have heard that officials from Ruth's Chris Steak House have been sharpening their knives and checking out potential locations in downtown Little Rock.

Retail Analysts Say Wal-Mart's Become Too Big to Manage

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

For Wal-Mart's annual revenue to grow by just 1 percent, the retailer would need to add the revenue of a Fortune 500 company. But some retail watchers wonder whether Wal-Mart's massive size has made it too big to manage.

Tandem WLR Sales Add Up to $6.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a trampoline park in west Little Rock weighed in at $3.43 million. Central Dental office on Chenal Parkway sold for $2.7 million. And a 20,316-SF retail center in southwest Little Rock changed hands in a $767,405 sale.

Fayetteville's QBox Takes a Coffee Break, Moves Into New Suite

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

VentureBeat reported that Qbox received $2.4 million in funding in September. The money has come in handy because Qbox is hiring; CEO Mark Brandon said the company wants to add as many as 15 in the next year.

Social Media: A Business Essential (Jane Wayland Commentary)

by Jane Wayland 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The social media stewpot is continually evolving, creating a changing business environment where the ingredients constantly require a different dash of this and a pinch of that.

Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative Seeks to Foster Efficiency

by Jan Cottingham 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative is a group of sustainable livestock farmers who share resources and difficult, time-consuming tasks related to processing, marketing and distribution of the meat the farms produce.

Promenade Retail Draws $4.3 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/19/2015 12:00 am

An 8,880-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.3 million. A 10,796-SF pediatric therapy center in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.89 million transaction. And a nine-unit condo project in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a $640,000 deal.

Sonny Williams' Back in Original Owner's Hands

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 01:31 pm

Original Sonny Williams' restaurant owner Andy Agar has bought back the business he began in 1999 after selling in 2002.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

Developers: Outlets of Little Rock Aims for $100M in Annual Sales

by Alexis Hosticka 10/13/2015 01:55 pm

Only a few days away from the grand opening, developers behind the Outlets of Little Rock estimate the shopping center will rake in $100 million in annual retail sales.

Chenal Creek Shopping Center Leads Off Recent Million-Dollar Transactions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock shopping spot, a North Little Rock clinic, a monster house in west Little Rock and a residential spread in west Pulaski County provide our quartet of seven-digit deals.