Restaurants & Food Archive

Little Rock's Original Fern Bar: How Buster's Birthed Dave & Buster's

by Jan Cottingham 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Next summer, Dave & Buster's, based in Dallas and co-founded by Corley and Corriveau in 1982, will be opening a location in Little Rock, its first in Arkansas. D&B now has almost 11,000 employees and 73 stores, including one in New York's Times Square. The Arkansas arrival comes 33 years after its founders opened Buster's in Little Rock's Union Station.

Eat. Drink. Play: A Timeline of Dave & Buster's

by Jan Cottingham 8/31/2015 12:00 am

A look at 41 years in the life of one of America's most successful restaurant and game parlors.

Del Frisco's Grille Names Executive Chef, GM

by Alexis Hosticka 8/25/2015 11:14 am

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc. announced Tuesday it has named Maeve Grey as executive chef and Mark Smith as general manager for the new Del Frisco's Grille restaurant scheduled to open in September at the Promenade at Chenal.

Newk's Opening Sixth Arkansas Restaurant

by Alexis Hosticka 8/24/2015 09:18 am

Newk's Eatery is opening a fourth restaurant in the Little Rock area at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31.

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Oaklawn, Southland, lottery and bingo: a look at wagers and payouts from games of chance in Arkansas.

No Vacancy at Fayetteville's Evelyn Hills Shopping Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Dearnley said the 131,000-SF Evelyn Hills Shopping Center at 1554 College Ave. in Fayetteville is 100 percent occupied after recent leases were signed.

Wine & Cheese Mixes Well With Apple for Max McCalman

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

One of the country's best-known cheese experts, former Arkansan Max McCalman, tells Whispers he has a cheese and wine pairing app now available free on iTunes.

Little Rock Restaurants Try to Learn From Critics

by Jan Cottingham 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Everybody's a critic. That's not news to the restaurant industry. But with the Internet and social media, every restaurant customer — whether professional reviewer or amateur — can access a potentially worldwide platform. And that's something the business takes seriously.

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever.

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, from 5.7 percent in June to 5.6 percent in July, according to labor force data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Food Protection Conference Set for Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 01:08 pm

The Arkansas Association for Food Protection Annual Educational Conference is scheduled for Sept. 8-10 at the Chancellor Hotel in downtown Fayetteville.

Memphis' Soul Fish Cafe Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 8/20/2015 12:25 pm

Co-owner Raymond Williams told Soiree that renovations will begin in the old Dundee retail space at 308 Main in the next few weeks. He hopes to open in Little Rock by early next year.

18 Conditional Permits Granted for Liquor Stores in Saline County

by Alexis Hosticka 8/20/2015 10:53 am

Eighteen individuals received Wednesday conditional permits for liquor store licenses in Saline County from the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration's Alcoholic Beverage Control department.

Site Work Begins for Lewis Crossing in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 09:30 am

The Lewis Crossing shopping center development, expected to open in the fall of 2016, officially is under construction in Conway at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year's replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don't expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Party City Purchase Tops $2.8 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

An 8,100-SF retail project in west Little Rock weighed in at more than $2.8 million. A 1,866-SF KFC in Little Rock changed hands in a $1.65 million sale. And a 13,190-SF warehouse in North Little Rock rang up a $625,000 transaction.

Tyson Closing Iowa Beef Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2015 04:12 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Friday it was closing a beef production plant in Denison, Iowa, that would affect 400 employees.

Cache Chef Payne Harding Apologizes After Protestors Hit With Water

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 03:30 pm

Payne Harding, the executive chef and co-owner of Cache Restaurant in Little Rock, issued an apology on Wednesday after he reportedly dumped water on protestors outside the eatery Tuesday evening.

Chef Shuttle Expands to Fayetteville, Springdale

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 02:00 pm

Restaurant delivery service Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday it will expand in northwest Arkansas to include Springdale beginning Friday, Aug. 14, and to Fayetteville and Farmington on Friday, Aug. 21.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.