Restaurants & Food Archive

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

Del Frisco's Grille, Heading to Promenade in Little Rock, Hiring 120

by Alexis Hosticka 8/3/2015 09:47 am

Publicly traded restaurant chain Del Frisco's Grille said Monday that it plans to hire 120 employees for its new Little Rock location scheduled to open in September.

Chef Lee Richardson May Be Ready to 'Cache' In

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

An announcement may be coming that Chef Lee Richardson, the celebrated former executive chef at the Capital Hotel, is taking his talents (in some form) to Cache, the restaurant owned by Rush Harding and his son, Payne.

Party City, KFC Lead Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A store in west Little Rock, a fast-food eatery in downtown Little Rock and a home near the Country Club of Little Rock provide our grouping of recent seven-digit deals.

Jonesboro's Highland Center Gets New Name in Retail Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A 60,000-SF shopping center in Jonesboro has a new owner and will have a new name: The Highlands.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Tyson Foods Adds Mikel Durham to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2015 10:23 am

Mikel Durham, 52, is COO of CSM Bakery Solutions, a private bakery supply manufacturer based in Atlanta. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Venture Center Launches Pitch 'N Pint Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 03:11 pm

The Venture Center launched its Pitch 'N Pint series of startup pitch contests at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock's River Market District.

Million-Dollar Quartet Comprised of Farmland, Rural Spreads

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

A pair of farms in Lonoke County, a 6,600-SF restaurant in Bryant and a rural spread in Faulkner County provide this week's foursome of seven-digit deals.

Bentonville Developer Gets His Land at Hall Crossing (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Jason Pullman, through his Refined Retail LLC, paid slightly more than $1.2 million for a 1.9-acre lot in front of the Walmart Supercenter at Hall Crossing on Elm Springs Road in Springdale. Bear State Bank of Rogers assisted the purchase — and presumably the construction that will soon start — with a loan of $2.65 million.

9/11 Placed Marketer Margie Raimondo On New Path

by Jan Cottingham 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The ticket for 9/11's Flight 93 resides in Margie Raimondo's safe-deposit box, a tangible reminder that life is uncertain and you better make it count.

Chef Shuttle Expands Delivery to Hot Springs

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2015 02:37 pm

Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday that it has started delivery in Hot Springs to zip codes 71901, 71913 and 71964.

Shake's CEO Corey Osborne Goes for Slice of Fayetteville Pizza Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Corey Osborne, the CEO of Shake's Frozen Custard of Fayetteville, is branching out with a new fast-casual restaurant.

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Jim Gaston of Gaston's White River Resort Dies at 73

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 10:19 am

Jim Gaston, the Arkansas outdoorsman who transformed his father's resort into a world-class destination for trout fishing, died Monday. He was 73.

David Couch Ready To Deal Attorney General New Marijuana Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

David Couch, the Little Rock attorney who got approval to collect signatures for two ballot items concerning alcohol laws, says he's about to pop the cork on something even bigger.

Petit Jean Meats Ventures South, West

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Almost 90 years and four generations after Felix Scholsser started his first meat market, the ham, bacon and other products of Morrilton Packing Co. are gradually gaining an audience in far-flung places — southeast Arkansas, Texas and, through a private-label relationship with Whole Foods, as far away as Colorado and California.

Mary Maestri's Keeps On Cooking in Springdale

by Marty Cook 7/13/2015 12:00 am

​Renowned Italian restaurant Mary Maestri's once occupied a stately building on the outskirts of Tontitown, far removed from the hustle and bustle of northwest Arkansas. Now the restaurant, which first opened in 1923, stands on a busy four-lane Springdale street, an icon in name but just another restaurant by outside appearance.

State Economic Forecaster Michael Pakko Says Arkansas Economy Could Be Dampened by These Two Industries

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Michael R. Pakko took on the job of chief economist and state economic forecaster position at the Institute for Economic Advancement at UALR in August 2009.