Restaurants & Food Archive

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Slabaugh Wins Stock-Picking Title; Edward Jones Hires Six

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Will Slabaugh of Stephens Inc. in Little Rock won the 2015 Best Restaurant Stock Pick Competition sponsored by IRC, a strategic communications and advisory firm.

Enterprising Women Magazine To Recognize Restaurateur Melanie Hoggard (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Melanie Hoggard is a franchisee of Moe's Southwest Grill, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon.

Holiday Sales Rose 3 Percent Below 3.7 Percent Forecast

by Associated Press 1/15/2016 11:07 am

Holiday shoppers flocked online during the critical holiday shopping season, but overall sales in November and December were disappointing.

1620 Savoy Closes, RH Cuisine Takes Over

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 10:14 am

1620 Savoy announced Tuesday that it had closed on Saturday, Jan. 9 after 25 years in Little Rock.

Chef Shuttle Forms Partnership with Chick-fil-A

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 10:04 am

Chef Shuttle will begin offering Chick-fil-A delivery throughout central Arkansas, with both companies hoping to expand the relationship to multiple markets in the near future.

Glazer's, Southern Wine & Spirits Prepare for Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 10:19 am

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. and Glazer's Inc. announced Monday that they would merge, creating what they called "the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company."

Maumelle Industrial Project Attracts $4.3M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/11/2016 12:00 am

A 60,600-SF industrial facility in Maumelle weighed in at $4.37 million. A North Little Rock storage park tipped the scales at $4.2 million. And a 1.73-acre commercial parcel in west Little Rock changed hands in a $656,754 sale.

Natural Grocers to Open in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 1/5/2016 11:18 am

Publicly traded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. of Lakewood, Colorado, is entering the Little Rock grocery market for the first time, opening a Natural Grocers store Jan. 19 at 9210 Rodney Parham Road.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2015 07:59 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Friday, New Year's Day.

In the Workplace 2016: LGBT Rights and Exempt Employees

by Stuart Jackson and Michelle Kaemmerling 12/31/2015 07:57 am

This year brought significant developments in several laws that affect LGBT employees. And soon new Department of Labor rules on exempt employees will go into effect, and many employers will be scrambling.

OK Foods Gives 40K Pounds of Chicken to Arkansas Foodbank

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2015 07:58 am

The Arkansas Foodbank said this week that it received 40,000 pounds of chicken from OK Foods of Fort Smith.

After 30 Years, Silvek's Bakery Owner to Retire in March, Seeking Buyer

by Alexis Hosticka 12/21/2015 09:40 am

After 30 years in Little Rock, Silvek's European Bakery plans to close in March, as the shop's contract with Kroger expires and owner Silvek Pupkowski finds himself ready to retire.

Sibling Land Dispute, Glasgow Discovery Drove Clicks in 2015

by Lance Turner 12/21/2015 12:01 am

A long-running sibling dispute involving the national president of Ducks Unlimited that culminated in a multimillion-dollar land sale was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2015.

Allens Inc. Cited by USDA for Unpaid Produce

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Bankrupt Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failing to pay for $9.8 million worth of produce.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.