Restaurants & Food Archive

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.

David's Burgers Sets Stake in Conway Near Future Sam's Club

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

A David's Burgers location and 10 houses provide a pair of $1.1 million transactions in Conway.

OK Foods Promotes Pair in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

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

Amy Szadziewicz has been promoted to vice president of quality and food safety at OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, and Brent Glasgow has been promoted to vice president of operations.

Holiday Inn Express Sale Checks In at $5.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

A limited liability company led by Ishverbhai Govind purchased the 1.5-acre, 69-room hotel on East McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 09:42 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:59 pm

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.

LR's Midtown Center Leads List of Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

A retail project in Little Rock, a grocery store in Maumelle, a fast-food outlet in west Little Rock, two Little Rock homes and a pair of residential properties involved in an intrafamily swap compose our magnificent seven real estate transactions this week.

Riverdale 10 Owner Plans Movie Meals in Spa City

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Matt Smith's cinema formula in Little Rock, which includes 10 screens, the sale of beer and wine and reserved seating, has been so successful he's planning to introduce it at his Hot Springs Mall Cinema next month.