Restaurants & Food Archive

Brazil Beef Scandal Leaves Fewer Options for Global Buyers

by Tom Polansek and Theopolis Waters, Reuters 3/21/2017 11:37 am

Global beef buyers will likely need to cobble together supplies from several nations if a scandal persists in Brazil's meat sector because supply constraints and politics are already limiting trade flows, market analysts say.

Dave & Buster's Property Sold for $8.1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

A trio of west Little Rock properties have come together for this week's multimillion-dollar transactions.

Smitty's Garage May Pull Into Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Smitty's Garage, a burger and beer restaurant, is looking to expand in Arkansas and it looks like Rogers will be the destination.

Memory Care Facility Visited by $14M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The 74-bed assisted living center in west Little Rock was bought by an affiliate of Mainstreet Health Investments of Carmel, Indiana.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Expanding Grocery Wine Sales

by Associated Press 3/16/2017 06:54 am

Arkansas' governor has signed into law a measure expanding the types of wine that grocery stores in the state can sell.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Tuscany Square in Rogers Sells for $13 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Tuscany Square @ Pleasant Grove LLC, led by Charles Palmer of Fort Smith, sold the property to Hillcrest Holdings LLC, led by Gary Nichols of Fayetteville.

Change In the Air at Clinton National Airport

by Mark Friedman 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Renovations at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock are coming at a time when other airports are starting to look more like shopping malls.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Tennessee Farm Working With Tyson Foods Finds Bird Flu

by Jo Winterbottom, Reuters 3/6/2017 09:59 am

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc., and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system.

NLR's Ridge Road Village Sold in $7 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A multifamily project in North Little Rock, apartment land, a restaurant and hotel land in west Little Rock and a Heights home in Little Rock form a five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Clinton Distributor In Court Over Missing McDonald's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Clinton food distributor has started a fight over having to pay for nearly 2 million pounds of frozen mozzarella cheese sticks.

Restaurant Sales in Arkansas To Top $4 Billion

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Restaurant industry sales nationwide were expected to reach almost $783 billion in 2016, while restaurant sales in Arkansas last year were projected at $4.3 billion, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Liquor Stores: Grocery Wine Bill a Death Knell

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Liquor store owners say a bill to let Wal-Mart and grocery stores sell a larger assortment of wine fundamentally changes their business model and will lead to the closure of hundreds of package stores in the state.

Arkansas' Arcane Liquor Laws Slowly Loosen

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The controversy over the grocery wine bill illustrates the importance of convenience to the alcohol consumer, convenience is a quality-of-life issue, and quality-of-life issues are closely linked to tourism.

Time for an Overhaul (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Like the U.S. Tax Code, Arkansas' liquor laws need an overhaul that recognizes changing attitudes and shopping habits and economic realities of a product that, as the 18th Amendment taught us, will not be denied.

Podiatrist's Purchase of Convention Center Gives Texarkana Officials Cold Feet

by Mark Friedman 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Texas podiatrist with a past that includes a federal conviction wants to buy the troubled Arkansas Convention Center & Holiday Inn out of bankruptcy — and that has some Texarkana officials on the Arkansas side concerned.

Slim Chickens Nears $100M In Revenue

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of homegrown fast-casual chain Slim Chickens, says the Fayetteville company's revenue, on an annualized basis, will surpass $100 million by the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Hospitality, Heritage Honor Tourism and Restaurant Stars

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Some stars in the hospitality industry generally and the restaurant sector specifically shine. A couple of state organizations recognized these stars last week.

Audrey House Says Arkansas Shouldn't Keep Its Wine Sales Bottled Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

When Audrey House was 21, she moved to Altus, bought 20 acres from Al Wiederkehr and set about starting her own vineyard and winery operation, which she called Chateau Aux Arc.

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