Restaurants & Food Archive

Americans Got Raise Last Year for First Time Since 2007

by Associated Press 9/13/2016 11:41 am

The typical U.S. household's income rose 5.2 percent in 2015 to $56,516, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

At Conference, Tyson Foods Touts Stable Earnings, Sales Growth

by Lance Turner 9/12/2016 10:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. executives told investors at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference last week that the company is aiming for single-digit growth in fiscal 2017.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

Growler USA Franchise On Tap for Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A Bentonville couple seeking to ride the microbrew wave has signed on as franchisees with Growler USA, a 2-year-old craft brew franchise that calls itself “America's Microbrew Pub.”

McCain Plaza Transaction Surpasses $23 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 12:00 am

The 296,000-SF retail project at 4200 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $23.15 million.

Molly Rawn on How Fayetteville Pays It Forward With A&P Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Before joining the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission as executive director in August, Molly Rawn was director of development and communications at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, where she led capital campaigns before overseeing fundraising, membership and PR.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Yellow Rocket Concepts Eyes Northwest Arkansas, Barbecue

by Alexis Hosticka 9/6/2016 03:44 pm

Scott McGehee, executive chef and partner at Yellow Rocket Concepts of Little Rock, says there are no new restaurants in the works right now, but he's looking to northwest Arkansas and barbecue as he considers growth.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

New Stoby's Inching Along in Conway

by Jan Cottingham 9/5/2016 12:00 am

A rebuilt Stoby's is still at least seven months away, owner David Stobaugh said last week. “We're looking at early spring” before the landmark Conway restaurant can be up and running again.

New Options for Watermill Express

by Jan Cottingham 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Watermill Express is seeking franchisees in the Little Rock area to open its water-selling kiosks.

Lenny's Subs Seeks Growth in Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Lenny's Subs, which is rebranding as Lenny's Grill & Subs, wants to expand in Arkansas, with the goal of opening 20 to 30 in the state in the next five years. That's according to Bob Ritter, vice president of franchise and market development for the chain, based in Memphis.

Mangan's Buzzy Work Pays Off, for Openers

by Kyle Massey 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl and her team at Mangan Holcomb Partners are veterans of free media, particularly in restaurant grand openings. The Little Rock advertising and PR firm handled June's buzzy takeoff of the Dave & Buster's location on Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock.

Colonial Arms, Oakwood Place Apartments Sell For $5M In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

White Rock Investments LLC, led by Tim Brisiel of Fayetteville, paid $5 million for two apartment complexes.

Something to Chew On (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

After finding an unexpected gob of chewing gum in her movie popcorn, a Little Rock film patron found more surprises in the theater chain's reaction to her complaint.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Madison Health & Rehab Draws $4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Dixon Realty LLC of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, purchased the 140-bed nursing home in south Pulaski County from Trinik Holdings LLC, led by Saeed Niksefat.

Tacos 4 Life to Open Restaurant in Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 8/26/2016 11:14 am

Tacos 4 Life plans to open its first location in Little Rock early next year at Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center.

Kroger Hopes New Shopping Service Clicks With Customers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Heights Kroger is undergoing a $4 million remodel, including polished floors, upgraded décor, new check stands, a new customer service/guest care area, relocation of the produce area, relocation of the deli/bakery and all new refrigerated cases throughout the store.

Yellow Rocket Buys Rebsamen Property for New HQ

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Yellow Rock Concepts of Little Rock, the powerhouse restaurant group, has bought estate sale king Roy Dudley's property at 1311 Rebsamen Park Road in Riverdale.