Restaurants & Food Archive

Update: Tyson Foods to Put 300 Workers in Downtown Springdale

by Marty Cook 10/8/2015 02:07 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Thursday announced plans to locate 300 workers in a new two-story, 44,000-SF building in downtown Springdale.

Outlets of Little Rock Nears Opening, Announces 14 More Retailers

by Alexis Hosticka 10/7/2015 02:19 pm

Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas' only outlet shopping center, announced additional stores today. Set to open to the public Friday, Oct. 16, Outlets of Little Rock are located next to Bass Pro Shops.

Hilton Garden Inn To Keep Reservation in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Ground should be broken during the next 30 days for the seven-story, 140-room Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Little Rock.

NLR Warehouse Draws $2.9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/5/2015 12:00 am

A 57,705-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.91 million. A 1.55-acre commercial redevelopment is in motion after a $1.03 million land deal. And a 2.11-acre commercial site in North Little Rock rang up a $737,104 transaction.

The Language of Customer Service (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/5/2015 12:00 am

How often do you hear a response from someone hired to deliver customer service that rings a bit hollow? Or that doesn't quite match the situation or your triggering expression (like “thank you”)? Seems to me, it's too often.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

Chipotle Eyes Fresh Location Near Future Hotel in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The fast-casual restaurant chain already has five locations in Arkansas, and is expected to open a location at 915 E. Oak St. in Conway.

Blaze Pizza Prospects Piping Hot in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Dominic Flis of Little Rock, operator of 20 Burger King restaurants in Arkansas, has set his sights on pizza, specifically Blaze Pizza.

Texarkana Restaurant Gets $25K Tab from DirecTV

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

La Fogata owner Jesus Montes recently agreed to pay $25,000 to DirecTV of El Segundo, California, over allegations that the restaurant didn't have a valid commercial account to show the satellite provider's content on Dec. 19, 2013, according to DirecTV's lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court in Texarkana.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Protecting Arkansas' Small Businesses (Tom Cotton and John Boozman Commentary)

by Tom Cotton and John Boozman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

As many Arkansans know, the franchise model has been one of the greatest examples of economic success in history. The benefits of franchises are widespread and shared by investors, business owners, employees and nearly every American.

Heritage Building Leads Downtown Fayetteville Condo Buys (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Several condominiums in downtown Fayetteville sold in a series of deals.

Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Foodbank to Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 04:31 pm

The Arkansas Foodbank and the Arkansas Rice Depot said Friday that both organizations' boards of directors have voted to merge the nonprofts effective Jan. 1.

Fayetteville Firm Gets Federal Grant for Pathogen Detection

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:41 am

BioDetection Instruments of Fayetteville has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant to support the development of an automated system for the rapid and sensitive screening of foodborne pathogens.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Newk's Aims At Arkansas As It Expands

by Jan Cottingham 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas figures prominently in Newk's Eatery's expansion plans, said co-founder and CEO Chris Newcomb, as the chain continues to ride the crest of the fast-casual wave.

Convenient Redevelopment Drives $2.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/21/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock convenience store development is in motion after a $2.9 million transaction. And an undeveloped 64.5-acre apartment tract in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2 million.

Wal-Mart Expands Online Grocery Pickup in NWA

by Alexis Hosticka 9/16/2015 11:37 am

Wal-Mart is expanding its online grocery pickup test in the northwest Arkansas area to include five Neighborhood Market stores in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville.

Whataburger in Springdale Hiring, Planning for November Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 09:49 am

Construction is underway for a new Whataburger restaurant in Springdale, the company's third restaurant in Northwest Arkansas, and will open in November, weather permitting.