Restaurants & Food Archive

Baptist Health Exec Faces Foreclosure on Conway Ranch, Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Trouble is brewing for Joanie White-Wagoner, administrator and vice president at the new $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

$4.8M Sale Visits Rogers Warehouse (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Breeden Robinson LLC, led by Larry Breeden, bought the facility from Superior Industries International Arkansas LLC, a subsidiary of Superior Industries of Van Nuys, California.

I Need A Drink (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Taxpayers should not be paying for sodas in a country overwhelmed with obesity and diabetes.

Director Susan Altrui Says Zoo Exhibits a Habitat for Inspiration

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Susan Altrui was named director of the Little Rock Zoo in December.

Jim Keet Reveals Private Reason for Delay in Restaurant Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Jim Keet and Louis Petit's planned Petit & Keet Bar & Grill may be taking longer than planned to open, but Keet says there's a good private reason for that.

Burger 21 Schedules Spring Debut in West Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Burger 21, a fast-casual specialty burger franchise based in Tampa, Florida, should be opening its first location in the state sometime in April at 12319 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock.

New Midtown IHOP Sets April Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

There's a target opening date of April 3 for the IHOP at the corner of Markham and University, which was razed only so a newer, better IHOP could arise.

Dawn Prasifka on Teaching Your Girl Scout How To Be a Smart Cookie

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dawn Prasifka has more than 25 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in Arkansas. Before joining Girl Scouts as CEO, she was the executive director of the Centers for Youth & Families Foundation, director of operations for Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation and volunteer coordinator for Arkansas Hospice.

Blue Sail Coffee to Open Shop in Tech Park

by Lance Turner 1/19/2017 11:28 am

Blue Sail Coffee Roasters of Conway has signed a three-year lease to operate a coffee shop inside Phase 1 of the Little Rock Technology Park at 417 Main St.

Tacos 4 Life Building New Restaurant in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 09:31 am

Tacos 4 Life Grill of Conway announced Friday that it would break ground in the spring on a new restaurant on West Sunset Avenue in Springdale, between Buffalo Wild Wings and Freddy's Frozen Custard.

Tyson Venture Fund Looks to Future of Food

by Marty Cook 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods announced in early December a $150 million capital investment fund it calls Tyson New Ventures LLC to invest in innovative food companies and technologies.

Stone's Throw Brewing Adds Kent Walker Cheese to Menu

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Stone's Throw Brewing has partnered with Kent Walker Artisan Cheese to provide regular food service at the nano-brewery in Little Rock's MacArthur Park Historic District.

Two Financial Centre Draws $11.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Baptist Health was the majority buyer of the 124,900-SF office building in west Little Rock.

Righting an FOI Wrong (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The recent downfall of former state Rep. Micah Neal provides us a good opportunity to make an appeal to his former colleagues in the Legislature to undo some of the damage he did.

Arkansas Food Bank Announces Record Distribution for 2016

by Sarah Campbell 1/11/2017 10:32 am

The Arkansas Foodbank, which merged with the Arkansas Rice Depot on Jan. 1, 2016, announced Wednesday that it distributed a record 25 million pounds of food last year, besting the previous record set in 2014 by almost 2.6 million pounds.

Bark Bar To Bring Hair of the Dog to SoMa

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Bark Bar, the dream of a couple of dog-loving Little Rock women, is several steps closer to reality.

U.S. Pizza Co. Welcomes 2017 With Growth

by Jan Cottingham 1/9/2017 12:00 am

U.S. Pizza, which officially became a franchising company last February, will open a location in Jonesboro this summer and see its first out-of-state location, a franchise in Texarkana, Texas.

Former Wal-Mart Executive Hired as Family Dollar President

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 10:34 am

Dollar Tree Inc. has hired Duncan Mac Naughton as president and chief operating officer of its Family Dollar company, which it acquired in 2015.

Zest Labs Inc. Launches New Freshness Metric

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 09:48 am

Zest Labs Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers-based Ecoark Holdings Inc., announced Wednesday its new metric that will simplify managing fresh products throughout the supply chain.