Restaurants & Food Archive

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown.

MedExpress Double-Dose Buy Tops $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/25/2016 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, purchased the Markham St. project in midtown Little Rock and the North Little Rock location.

Fayetteville Primed for Second Raising Cane's Restaurant (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Raising Cane's is poised to put a second chicken fingers restaurant in Fayetteville after a $1.3 million purchase.

Sonny Williams' Renovations Add Space for More Events

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 04:42 pm

After leaving the restaurant business for 13 years and coming back into the industry through the purchase of Sonny Williams' Steak Room, Andy Agar is working to create a destination for parties and corporate events.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Cromwell Adds $472K 'East Village' Property to Portfolio

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 11:04 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock has added to its holdings along East Sixth Street, an area targeted for revitalization that its backers are calling "East Village."

Arkansans Featured in New Subway Ad Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Subway's new “locally owned” ad campaign showcases Jason West of Fort Smith, owner with his father and mother of 49 Subway stores in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Dunkin' Donuts Intensifies Push Into Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 4/18/2016 12:00 am

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is placing its hopes for revenue growth on drastically expanding its footprint, and new Dunkin' Donuts stores in Arkansas are part of that plan.

Zoe's Kitchen Serves $2.2 Million WLR Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A California company bought the Zoe's Kitchen restaurant at 12900 Chenal Parkway from Zoe's Arkansas LLC of Plano, Texas.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4 Percent in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 11:09 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4 percent in March, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Rick Crawford 'Very Encouraged' After Cuba Trip

by Alexis Hosticka 4/13/2016 10:21 am

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., talks to Arkansas Business about opportunities he sees for trade with Cuba, where he spent four days last week.

Engage Cuba Launches Arkansas Council, Calls for End to Trade Restrictions

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2016 11:47 am

Engage Cuba President James Williams said Monday that Cuba will pledge to buy a significant amount of rice from the U.S. should the Congress allow trade on credit between the countries.

Dave & Buster's to Open in June at Grove at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 10:03 am

The long-anticipated Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas location at The Grove at Gateway Town Center in mid June.

Little Rock Rain Reschedules Opening of Bruno's Deli

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

He had hoped to open Bruno's Little Italy Deli in downtown Little Rock on April 18, said Gio Bruno, but heavy rain late last month has pushed the opening back by at least a month.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

El Dorado Nonprofit Parodies Macklemore to Get Visitors 'Downtown'

by Sarah Campbell 4/8/2016 11:43 am

El Dorado Festivals and Events aims to bring attention to the town's going-ons ahead of its under-construction $85 million arts and entertainment district.

Walmart, Sam's Club Commit to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2016 04:55 pm

Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. announced Tuesday their goal to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025, representing an effort to maintain affordable prices while improving the food supply.

Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders: Merger A 'No-Brainer'

by Alexis Hosticka 4/5/2016 11:12 am

After the Foodbank and Rice Depot celebrated their merger with an event at the end of March, Arkansas Business sat down with CEO Rhonda Sanders to get more details about the changes and what is to come.

Fox Ridge Pair Combine For $46M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Two Fox Ridge assisted living centers in Pulaski County generated eight-digit transactions, and a 2,200-SF Taco Bell in North Little Rock served up a $1.88 million sale.

Quality and the Golden Rule (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Perceived quality is created. Objective quality is measured. Either way, quality begets value and value begets purchasing and repurchasing decisions.