Restaurants & Food Archive

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

DoubleTree Hotel Renovations Include New Restaurant, Rooms Overhaul

by Alexis Crowe 10/18/2016 10:26 am

In the shadow of the $70 million Robinson Center renovation, the DoubleTree Little Rock is undergoing its own transformation.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

Tyson Foods Buys Ownership Stake in Beyond Meat

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 04:59 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has taken a 5 percent ownership stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat, both companies announced Monday.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Waltons Among Forbes' Top 20 Richest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 01:31 pm

The Walton family has fallen out of the top 10 of Forbes magazine's list of the country's 400 richest people.

Centerton Property Purchased With Apartments Planned

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A 250-unit apartment complex is planned in Centerton after a $2.2 million land purchase.

Northwest Arkansas Egg Farmers Turned Out to Pasture

by Marty Cook 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A collapsed egg market and a contract loophole with their integrator have some egg producers in northwest Arkansas and east Oklahoma worried about survival.

Taziki's Jim Keet Has New Role, Family Focus

by Jan Cottingham 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Jim Keet says his family has been instrumental in the development of the Taziki's brand, which had only three stores when they became involved as the first franchisee.

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A law which throws out a whole page of signatures if even one signer on the page is not a registered voter in the county is an example of the state Legislature interfering with the right of the people to petition the government.

Tyson Fresh Meats Takes On $27M Plant Expansion in Iowa

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2016 03:56 pm

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is investing $27 million to expand production capacity at its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita's River Market Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez plan to open Little Rock Salsa in the location that once housed Juanita's restaurant.

St. Vincent West Attracts $14.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Physicians Realty Trust of Milwaukee bought the 45,952-SF St. Vincent West medical office building in west Little Rock from St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Restaurant Vets Jim Keet, Louis Petit to Open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill

by Jan Cottingham 9/20/2016 02:25 pm

Little Rock restaurateur Jim Keet is joining forces with restaurant industry veteran Louis Petit to open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill in the former 1620 Savoy at 1620 Market St. in west Little Rock. Keet expects renovations to take a couple of months and hopes to be open for business by mid-November.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

John Daly's Steakhouse Construction on Course in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

There's progress to report on the first John Daly's Steakhouse, planned for 912 Front St. in Conway.

Tokyo House To Rise in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

A Little Rock group plans to open a Tokyo House sushi restaurant in Rogers after a $1.6 million purchase.