Restaurants & Food Archive

Zo√ęs Kitchen Deal Served in $2.2 Million Dish

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

A restaurant in west Little Rock, a Heights home, a future convenience store site in North Little Rock and a pawn shop in west Little Rock form this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Allied Bank Liquidates Wiederkehr Village OREO

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Allied Bank of Mulberry sold about 382 acres in the wine tourism spot for about $1.2 million.

MacArthur Commons Sells for $10.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/29/2016 12:00 am

A 59-unit apartment project in downtown Little Rock weighed in at $10.5 million. MacArthur Commons LLC, led by David Thompson, bought its namesake project at 414 E. Capitol Ave.

Twin Sales Offer Kilgore Crash Course in Running Carwash (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Joe Kilgore and his wife, Sheri, paid $950,000 for two northwest Arkansas carwashes: the Miracle Carwash on West Main Street in Farmington and the Electric Avenue Carwash on Old Missouri Road in Springdale.

RinseWell Water Device Appears Headed to Market

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

The RinseWell dipper well controller from Recycled Hydro Solutions in Rogers enables restaurants and other businesses that serve food or drinks to save water.

Iconic Mary Maestri's Closing

by Marty Cook 2/25/2016 02:34 pm

Daniel Maestri said Mary Maestri's Italian Grillroom will close after Saturday, but he expects the closure will be temporary.

OK Foods Acquires Production Plant in OKC

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 04:38 pm

OK Foods, the chicken producer based in Fort Smith, announced Monday that it has closed on the purchase of a chicken production plant in Oklahoma City and that it would hire 100 new workers for a new fully cooked line at the facility.

Pair of Fox Ridge Centers Buys Total $46.6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

A pair of assisted living centers, a pair of apartments, a fast-food eatery and an office-warehouse project provide a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Bentonville Ornamental Iron Forging Ahead with Irish Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

When Bentonville Ornamental Iron owner Lise Wentz decided to move her manufacturing off-site, she and her husband Frank Wallace decided to open a blacksmith-themed Irish pub and bar.

La Quintas Top $9M In Transaction String (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Prominent Hotels LLC of Irving, Texas, bought two west Little Rock projects at 200 S. Shackleford Road and 1010 Breckenridge Drive and the 4100 E. McCain Blvd. project in North Little Rock for nearly $7.5 million from LQ Properties LLC of New York.

Liquor Sales At Arkansas State Net $25,224

by Jan Cottingham 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas State University's first alcohol sales netted the Red Wolves Foundation, the fundraising arm of the A-State athletic department, $25,224 last year.

Slim Chickens Sees Revenue Grow to $50 Million

by Jan Cottingham 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Slim Chickens, the Fayetteville chain that in 2014 announced a goal of 600 restaurants by 2025, now has 30 stores and agreements in 14 states, including Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Burger 21 on Its Way to Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Burger 21, a fast-casual specialty burger franchise based in Tampa, Florida, earlier this month signed its first franchise agreement in Arkansas.

Vote for Public Transit (Jimmy Moses Commentary)

by Jimmy Moses 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Recently, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce and several community leaders have endorsed the quarter-cent sales tax to fund public transit on the March 1 Pulaski County ballot.

Whole Foods Market Looking To Tap Fayetteville Shoppers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

The Whole Foods Market set to open in Fayetteville on March 2 will include a beer and wine bar and a 1,500-SF, 16-tap taproom offering local brews from Core Brewing, based in Springdale, and Fossil Cove Brewing, based in Fayetteville.

Several Ballot Measures Just Need Signatures

by Gwen Moritz 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Marijuana, alcohol and a new limit on legislative referrals have been certified and may appear on the statewide ballot later this year if enough signature are collected from registered voters.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 28th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Brown Sugar Bakeshop Plans to Fill Cake Hole in NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Brown Sugar is planning later this month to move its retail location to the corner of JFK and McCain in North Little Rock and operate as "a drive-through dessertery."

Springdale's Core Brewery Seeks Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co. LLC has increased the amount it's offering investors in the Springdale company, to $3.5 million worth of shares of the business, of which $2.2 million has been sold.