Restaurants & Food Archive

Good People of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/18/2017 12:00 am

May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Morrilton Packing to Invest $2.1M, Add 34 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/11/2017 02:25 pm

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, says it will invest $2.1 million in its Morrilton facility to add capacity "for current and future products," a move it said will create 34 jobs.

Lakewood Hills, WLR Courtyard by Marriott Lead Off Big Property Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

A hotel, breastaurant, apartments and two homes in Little Rock plus apartments and retail space in North Little Rock combined with a carwash and retail property in Bryant with residential lots in Benton equal this week's group of big real estate transactions.

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state.

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it.

Presqu'ile Winery a Nod to Way of Life for Murphys

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Madison Murphy, chairman of Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, and his family named their 200-acre California winery Presqu'ile as a “tip of the hat” to a family compound destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Arlington Hotel Names Alan Sims General Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2017 11:47 am

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa of Hot Springs names Alan Sims general manager, succeeding longtime GM Bob Martorana.

WLR Acreage Sells for $651K, Other Deals Total $2.6M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/6/2017 03:10 pm

Two new Popeyeys fast food restaurants are planned and a Big Red convenience store is coming to North Little Rock.

New Development Set for Jonesboro's Caraway-Highland Intersection

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 12/6/2017 02:43 pm

Discount retailer Bargain Hunt will occupy 27,490 SF at the Highland Square Shopping Center in Jonesboro beginning in the spring. The space formerly housed Kmart, which closed at the end of last year.

Arkansas Rice Federation Director Testifies About Riced Vegetables

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2017 12:47 pm

Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Joint Senate & House Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday about the industry's concern over riced vegetables.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

George's Inc. Acquires Campos Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 10:09 am

Poultry products producer George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has acquired Campos Foods LLC from Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods Inc.

Bayou Meto Land, Slim Chickens Sold in Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Agri land in Lonoke County, day care centers and a restaurant in Conway along with a car wash and undeveloped property in Saline County provide a six-pack of big-bucks transactions this week.

Big Whiskey's Responds to Little Rock Franchise's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Defendants in that Big Whiskey's lawsuit that Whispers told you about last week have responded to James Bryant's allegations regarding the opening of a Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Bentonville.

Generations Bank Forecloses on Former Gravette Mayor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank has filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court against a former Gravette mayor who ran a since-closed restaurant.

Bass Pro, Hooters Site Yields $23M Tandem Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

The sale-leaseback of Little Rock's 104,359-SF Bass Pro Shops spawned a $21.89 million transaction.