Restaurants & Food Archive

Family Owners Wrangle Over Homer's Restaurant

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

The popular Homer's Restaurant in east Little Rock is at the center of a complicated family feud pitting the daughter of the restaurant's founder against her two brothers.

Arkansas Innovators Promote Tech's Everyday Problem-Solving

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

As technology became accessible, people with a multitude of different agendas have embraced it. Some use it to design incredibly complex logistical plans for transportation; some use it to analyze big data for financial institutions; some use it to figure out a way to connect hungry people to food.

Clearbrook Project Draws $1.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

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

The 52-unit apartment complex in Little Rock was sold to an affiliate of Trinity Multifamily of Fort Smith.

At Summit, Tyson Foods CEO Aims Focus on Tech, Hints at Acquisitions

by Sarah Campbell 12/8/2016 11:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is well-positioned for growth and acquisitions are possible, incoming CEO Tom Hayes says during the Bernstein Consumer Summit in New York. "Be prepared for some great new products to be hitting the market," Hayes said. "Don't be surprised if we pull in an acquisition or two."

The Overtime Exemption Rules Are On Hold — What Do You Do Now? (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 12/8/2016 08:23 am

Attorney Stuart Jackson assesses the recent court injunction of the new federal overtime rule and says companies should consider continuing their plans to comply with it.

Christen Franke of Franke's Cafeteria Dies at 37

by Jan Cottingham 12/7/2016 04:04 pm

Christen Cazort Franke, an owner and operator with her family of Franke's Cafeteria in Little Rock, died Dec. 4.

$1M Land Deal Launches Trampoline Park in Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 12/6/2016 03:59 pm

Six-plus acres of land in uptown Fayetteville traded hands for a little more than $1 million and will be the site of a 28,000-SF trampoline park.

Tyson Foods Launches $150M Venture Capital Fund

by Lance Turner 12/5/2016 11:35 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Monday that it has a launched a $150 million venture capital fund, called Tyson New Ventures LLC, as it seeks to invest in innovative food companies and technologies.

Mary Maestri's Italian Grillroom Closed, But Not Finished

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Daniel Maestri is still confident that he will reopen Mary Maestri's Italian Grillroom, his family's iconic northwest Arkansas restaurant.

Excaliburger Hits Hillcrest

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Food truck Excaliburger is setting up shop weekly from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the old Helmich Auto Service location at the northeast corner of Kavanaugh Boulevard and Beechwood Street.

SPONSORED: Roots Run Deep at Landmark K. Hall & Sons

by 11/29/2016 08:09 am

On any given day, K. Hall & Sons Produce buzzes with a steady stream of vehicles and pedestrians as greetings and banter fly around the deli counter, in the grocery aisles and at the registers.

Tacos 4 Life Prepping for Little Rock, Benton and Beyond

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Austin Samuelson, who owns Tacos 4 Life with his wife, Ashton, hopes to open their first Little Rock location at Shackleford Crossing sometime in mid-February.

Jacksonville Mobile Home Park Draws $2.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A group of out-of-state investors acquired Pine Meadow Mobile Home Park at 3000 John Harden Drive from Mas Verde Mobile Home Estates Inc., led by Bryan Keathley.

Detroit Investor Nabs CVS in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Detroit investor paid $4.56 million for the CVS Pharmacy at 2001 S. Thompson St. in Springdale.

Little Rock City Director-elect Capi Peck Says Politics, Restaurants Comparable

by Jan Cottingham 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Earlier this month, Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's Restaurant, won her race for Ward 4 on the Little Rock Board of Directors.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Misses Expectations, Shares Fall 15 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:28 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $391 million, or $1.03 per share.

Former Hillshire Exec Tom Hayes to Become Tyson Foods CEO

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 11/21/2016 11:08 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Monday that Tom Hayes, its president and a former executive with Hillshire Brands Co., will succeed Donnie Smith as CEO on Dec. 31.

Yellville-Summit School District Seeks $110K Federal Grant

by Billy Jean Louis, The Baxter Bulletin 11/21/2016 06:57 am

A grant application from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) worth $110,714 has been approved during a Yellville-Summit School District Board meeting.

6 Planning Tips From The Pros on Throwing An Eventful Event

by Lydia McAllister 11/21/2016 12:00 am

When it comes to planning your event, the to-do list may seem daunting. We've spoken with event planners from around the state for their tips and tricks for making your event run seamlessly from the planning stage to the day-of.

Harps Names Kim Eskew as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 03:29 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale says Kim Eskew, president and chief operating officer, has been elected as the grocery store chain's new CEO.

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