Restaurants & Food Archive

Little Rock Tech Park Making Its Mark On Main

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

A month shy of its first birthday, the Little Rock Technology Park has exceeded expectations for attracting startup-minded entrepreneurs and tech-related ventures.

Petit Jean Meats CEO David Ruff Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 11:10 am

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, announces the death of CEO David Ruff.

Tyson Foods Invests in Memphis Meats

by Lance Turner 1/29/2018 11:33 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, has taken a minority stake in Memphis Meats, a startup that makes meat from animal cells.

New Jersey Company Cleans Up in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A New Jersey finance company has invested in northwest Arkansas property again, this time buying two Fayetteville car washes.

Wicked Mix Shells Out New Oyster Snacks

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix company is introducing a new product line: Wicked Minis, three flavors of oyster crackers.

Chef Michael Kuefner Finding Groove at The Grove

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The Grove Comedy Club is scheduled to reopen next month in a remodeled complex in Lowell.

Oaklawn's Louis Cella Finds Himself on Familiar Turf

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The fourth-generation Cella running Oaklawn outlines his goals and recalls great moments with his dad, who died in December.

Safe Foods to Expand, Add 35 Jobs by 2019

by Lance Turner 1/26/2018 11:08 am

Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock says it will spend $15 million for a new facility and add 35 jobs by the first quarter of 2019.

Central Arkansas Taco Bell Deals Ring Up Combined $3.8M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Fast-food outlets in Bryant and Conway, land on the western edge of Little Rock, foreclosed property in Lonoke County, an office-warehouse in North Little Rock and upscale residential lots in west Little Rock provide this week's grouping of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Chef Matthew McClure Headed to Derby

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Matthew McClure, the executive chef at The Hive restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, has been named a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South competition for four consecutive years.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Bite Squad: The Netflix of Meal Delivery?

by Jan Cottingham 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Bite Squad, the restaurant meal delivery service based in Minneapolis, is launching its subscription service, called Unlimited, which gives subscribers unlimited meal deliveries for only one monthly payment.

Promenade Properties Swap Hands in $3.4M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Hospitable land in west Little Rock, retail space in Jacksonville, a future tire center site in North Little Rock, furniture room in Conway and residential property in Bryant form this week's quintet of million-dollar transactions.

Bruno's Little Italy Loses Lunch

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Bruno's Little Italy, the venerable restaurant whose resurrection in 2013 contributed to the resurgence of great dining in downtown Little Rock, has discontinued lunch

U.S. Pizza Crosses the Line in Texarkana

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

U.S. Pizza, the 46-year-old local chain based in Little Rock, expects to open its first out-of-state location, at 4206 Gibson Lane in Texarkana, Texas, in late February or early March.

Lakewood Hills Hosts $12.7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Spring Capital in Philadelphia bought the 260-unit Lakewood Hills Apartments at 2400 McCain Blvd in North Little Rock.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Slim Chickens Coming to Highlands Center in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2018 11:04 am

Haag Brown Commercial announces that Arkansas-based restaurant Slim Chickens plans to open a new location at the Highlands Shopping Center in Jonesboro.