Restaurants & Food Archive

Ending Hunger Will Require Compromise (Jo Luck Commentary)

by Jo Luck 6/30/2014 12:00 am

After more than two decades working alongside sustainable development experts at Heifer International, I am confident that world hunger can be eliminated with the appropriate approach and collaboration.

Site Work Starts on Outlet Mall in West Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 6/24/2014 03:02 pm

Site work for a proposed outlet mall has begun on a 30-acre tract of land at the Gateway Town Center in west Little Rock. Outlets at Little Rock is slated to open in summer 2015.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Fayetteville Firm Launches Innovative Rice Bran Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 11:03 am

The products, NutraBran™ Solubles and NutraBran™ Fiber, are plant-based protein and bulking/fiber ingredients suitable for use in products such as baked goods, meats, cereals, smoothies and snacks.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Video: Both Sides Claim Harassment in Wet-Dry Signature Drive

by Lance Turner 6/20/2014 08:31 am

Feelings are running high over the wet-dry question, particularly Faulkner County. Meanwhile, the groups that want to put it for a vote have until July 7 to collect the signatures they need.

David Couch Files Complaint Against Wet-Dry Opposition Group in Faulkner County

by Lee Hogan 6/19/2014 04:42 pm

Little Rock attorney David Couch, who is leading an effort to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would legalize sales in all Arkansas counties, has filed an ethics complaint against an opposition group in Faulkner County.

Reports Shed Light on Backers of Wet, Dry Groups in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 6/19/2014 04:12 pm

Ballot question committees have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on wet-dry county battles across the state as the deadline for signatures and the all-important November election loom.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Diamond Bear's Arkansas Alehouse One Step on the Growth Path

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Last Thursday, Diamond Bear Brewing Co. opened its Arkansas Alehouse restaurant, allowing owner and President Russ Melton to prove his theory: retail complements production, alehouse complements brewhouse.

Popcorn Sales Slide at Little Rock Movie Theaters

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

The biggest drop in concession sales came from the Colonel Glenn 18, which was once known as the Rave Motion Pictures. It reported sales of $2.8 million in 2013, down 11.2 percent from the previous year, according to Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission data.

Diamond Bear Brewing Co.'s Arkansas Alehouse Now Open

by Lee Hogan 6/12/2014 03:17 pm

Diamond Bear Brewing Co. has officially opened its new restaurant, Arkansas Alehouse, at the site of its new headquarters at 600 N. Broadway in North Little Rock.

Tyson Foods Would Boost Prepared Foods in $8.5B Hillshire Deal

by Lance Turner 6/9/2014 11:32 am

Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war for Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs, with a $63 per share offer. Both Tyson and Pilgrim's Pride had been bidding of Hillshire. Pilgrim's Pride says it is withdrawing its offer.

Donnie Ferneau's 'Good Food' Moving to Argenta

by Lee Hogan 6/9/2014 10:24 am

The newest venture of Little Rock chef Donnie Ferneau will soon have a home in downtown North Little Rock, according to our sister publication Little Rock Soirée. Good Food by Ferneau, a catering and takeout venture, will be moving into the old Argenta Market on Main Street.

June Groundbreaking Planned for Creekside Retail in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Developer Jason Pullman of Bentonville said the project at 2012 S. Promenade Blvd. received clearance in early May from city officials after engineering work was done by Tom Oppenheim of CEI Engineering Inc.

Numbers Doom Starving Artist Cafe

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Starving Artist Cafe, the North Little Rock restaurant that hosted the “Tales From the South” radio show, closed recently after almost nine years in business.

Krispy Kreme Conway Developer Wants More Arkansas Locations

by Lee Hogan 6/5/2014 01:03 pm

Trentlaw LLC, which is building Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Conway, wants to bring the shop to other markets in Arkansas.

Diamond Bear Brewing to Open Restaurant

by Jan Cottingham 6/4/2014 10:00 am

Diamond Bear Brewing Co. is working to open a new restaurant, Arkansas Alehouse, this month at its new headquarters in North Little Rock. Includes video.

Student Entrepreneur's Donut Holes Being Served at Copper Grill

by Mark Carter 6/3/2014 09:44 am

Sydney Brazil's The Hole Thing donut holes officially were introduced to the Copper Grill dessert menu on May 30 and are being offered with the restaurant's own homemade ice cream.

Study: Oaklawn, Southland Racetracks' Impact on Arkansas Economy Near $900 Million

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' two racing and gambling venues, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis, contributed almost $900 million to the state's economy in 2012, or so a new study concludes.