Restaurants & Food Archive

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.

Chenal Retail Space Rings Up $3.8M Deal (Real Deals)

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

A 4,505-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.84 million. A 5.4-acre commercial site at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center development weighed in at $2.36 million. And a MedExpress site in midtown Little Rock changed hands in an $880,000 deal.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

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

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. 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.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

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

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Texamerican Food Moving Corporate HQ to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 01:13 pm

Texamerican Food Blending Inc. of Hot Springs is merging with Texamerican Food Marketing of Dallas and moving the corporate headquarters to Hot Springs, the company announced Wednesday.

Back Yard Burgers Returns to LR as Franchise Location

by Alexis Hosticka 12/15/2015 08:58 am

After shutting down in October 2012, Back Yard Burgers reopened its Little Rock location as a franchised restaurant on Monday.

New Maumelle Location To Serve as Prototype Restaurant for U.S. Pizza Co.

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

U.S. Pizza recently broke ground on its new building in Maumelle, at 109 Commons Drive. Drew Weber, chief operating officer of U.S. Pizza, says it's replacing the old location at 650 Edgewood Drive, which was hard to find.

Healthy Balance Main Ingredient in Keeping Restaurant Customers Happy, Says Abernathy

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

While Mark Abernathy fondly remembers the past and Juanita's, he's all about what's happening now, and that means his Little Rock restaurants Loca Luna and Red Door.

‘A Lot of Fun,' Says Juanita's Founder Mark Abernathy

by Jan Cottingham 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Juanita's Mexican Café & Bar broke culinary and musical ground when it opened at 13th and Main streets in 1986, as a visit with one of its founders, Mark Abernathy, reminded us.

Holcombe Heights Sells for $5.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 125-unit apartment complex in the Riverdale area of Little Rock weighed in at $5.44 million. And a string of four commercial buildings in southwest Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.35 million.

Buying, With and Without People (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 12/14/2015 12:00 am

We human beings can be a strange lot when in our role as consumers. We tend to behave differently as buyers when other human beings are involved in the process of selling to us.

Layne Chastain Named Operations Director at Harps (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Layne Chastain has been promoted to director of meat and seafood operations by Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale, and Sam Horton has been promoted to district manager.

Blue Bell Ice Cream to Return to Arkansas in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 10:33 am

Blue Bell Ice Cream will begin servicing Little Rock and surrounding areas on Jan. 11, after distribution of their products was shut down in March due to Listeria.

Damgoode Pies to Close Rodney Parham Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 12:26 pm

Damgoode Pies said Tuesday that it will close its carryout-delivery-only location location at 10720 Rodney Parham Road.

Juanita's Restaurant Announces Closing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 10:13 am

After going up for sale for $159,000 in July, Juanita's restaurant will close permanently on Dec. 20

Rock Creek Square Deal Totals $6.4 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Precision Equity, a Tulsa real estate investment company, has paid $6.4 million for Rock Creek Square in Little Rock.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.

Tyson Foods Names VP of Finance for Retail Packaged Brands Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2015 10:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Thursday that Garrett Olson has promoted to vice president of finance for the meat processor's retail packaged brands group.

Newk's to Open in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 10:03 am

Scheduled to open in the spring, the location will be Newk's second in northwest Arkansas.