Restaurants & Food Archive

Presqu'ile Winery a Nod to Way of Life for Murphys

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Madison Murphy, chairman of Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, and his family named their 200-acre California winery Presqu'ile as a “tip of the hat” to a family compound destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Arlington Hotel Names Alan Sims General Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2017 11:47 am

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa of Hot Springs names Alan Sims general manager, succeeding longtime GM Bob Martorana.

WLR Acreage Sells for $651K, Other Deals Total $2.6M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/6/2017 03:10 pm

Two new Popeyeys fast food restaurants are planned and a Big Red convenience store is coming to North Little Rock.

New Development Set for Jonesboro's Caraway-Highland Intersection

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 12/6/2017 02:43 pm

Discount retailer Bargain Hunt will occupy 27,490 SF at the Highland Square Shopping Center in Jonesboro beginning in the spring. The space formerly housed Kmart, which closed at the end of last year.

Arkansas Rice Federation Director Testifies About Riced Vegetables

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2017 12:47 pm

Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Joint Senate & House Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday about the industry's concern over riced vegetables.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

George's Inc. Acquires Campos Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 10:09 am

Poultry products producer George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has acquired Campos Foods LLC from Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods Inc.

Bayou Meto Land, Slim Chickens Sold in Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Agri land in Lonoke County, day care centers and a restaurant in Conway along with a car wash and undeveloped property in Saline County provide a six-pack of big-bucks transactions this week.

Big Whiskey's Responds to Little Rock Franchise's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Defendants in that Big Whiskey's lawsuit that Whispers told you about last week have responded to James Bryant's allegations regarding the opening of a Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Bentonville.

Generations Bank Forecloses on Former Gravette Mayor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank has filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court against a former Gravette mayor who ran a since-closed restaurant.

Bass Pro, Hooters Site Yields $23M Tandem Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

The sale-leaseback of Little Rock's 104,359-SF Bass Pro Shops spawned a $21.89 million transaction.

Arkansas Agriculture Looks to Tomorrow (Freddie Black Commentary)

by Freddie Black 11/27/2017 12:00 am

In about 30 years, our world will be home to nearly 10 billion people. Farmers will have to feed more people than they have in the previous 100 years. Farmers and ranchers will have to produce more food and fiber on the same or fewer acres than they do today.

Court Filing Shows No Love for Lucy's Diner

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Mathias Shopping Centers Inc., led by Sam Mathias of Springdale, has filed a second suit in Washington County Circuit Court against Neon Restaurants LLC of Fort Smith.

Shots Taken in Big Whiskey's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Little Rock and owner James Bryant have filed suit — again — over the opening of a Big Whiskey's in Bentonville.

Altimize Wins AEDC Funds

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Altimize, a tenant of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, has received a financial boost recently and is expanding its offerings.

Ask Customers This in 2018 (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The benefit of escaping the assumption that your customers know all of the things you offer can mean increasing your revenue by 10 to 20 percent — or more.

B&B Solutions Facility Draws $2.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Woodmont Mabelvale LLC of New York bought the 38,000-SF office-warehouse facility in southwest Little Rock from BNBS Properties LLC, led by Jerry Spears.

Real Estate Deals Total $3M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/16/2017 08:57 am

Baseline Road property bought for convenience store and gas station tops recent real estate buys at $980,000.

Demand at Shearer's Snacks Brings Jobs to Jackson County

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/15/2017 02:55 pm

Shearer's Snacks, Newport's top manufacturing company, announced it is in the process of hiring 85 employees to meet increased product demand.

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 10:02 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31.