Restaurants & Food Archive

Cache Chef Payne Harding Apologizes After Protestors Hit With Water

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 03:30 pm

Payne Harding, the executive chef and co-owner of Cache Restaurant in Little Rock, issued an apology on Wednesday after he reportedly dumped water on protestors outside the eatery Tuesday evening.

Chef Shuttle Expands to Fayetteville, Springdale

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 02:00 pm

Restaurant delivery service Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday it will expand in northwest Arkansas to include Springdale beginning Friday, Aug. 14, and to Fayetteville and Farmington on Friday, Aug. 21.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 11:55 am

NorthWest Arkansas Community College said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

Lonoke County Farmland, Hurricane Lake Lots Highlight Tri-County Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

More than 570 acres in Lonoke County, 37 residential lots in Saline County, land for a commercial redevelopment in Benton and a big home in west Little Rock provide this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Fatal Crash Led to Split Between Farmers Insurance, Allen Kerr

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

For more than 30 years, Allen Kerr was one of Farmers Insurance Group's most productive agents in Arkansas. That changed on Halloween 2011, when Farmers, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, terminated its relationship with Kerr and his Allen W. Kerr Insurance Agency Inc. of Little Rock.

Hays Buys Coca-Cola Plant in Jonesboro, Eyes November Open

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 09:48 am

Empty and on the market since 2008, the Coca-Cola bottling plant at the intersection of South Caraway Road and Highland Drive in Jonesboro is getting new life as a 55,000-SF Hays Clothing store set to open in November.

Some Hiccups, But Development Continues Along Main Street in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 03:26 pm

About $100 million in new development is unfolding along Little Rock's Main Street as developers bet on an influx of jobs and residents, according to an estimate by Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

Del Frisco's Grille, Heading to Promenade in Little Rock, Hiring 120

by Alexis Hosticka 8/3/2015 09:47 am

Publicly traded restaurant chain Del Frisco's Grille said Monday that it plans to hire 120 employees for its new Little Rock location scheduled to open in September.

Chef Lee Richardson May Be Ready to 'Cache' In

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

An announcement may be coming that Chef Lee Richardson, the celebrated former executive chef at the Capital Hotel, is taking his talents (in some form) to Cache, the restaurant owned by Rush Harding and his son, Payne.

Party City, KFC Lead Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A store in west Little Rock, a fast-food eatery in downtown Little Rock and a home near the Country Club of Little Rock provide our grouping of recent seven-digit deals.

Jonesboro's Highland Center Gets New Name in Retail Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A 60,000-SF shopping center in Jonesboro has a new owner and will have a new name: The Highlands.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Tyson Foods Adds Mikel Durham to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2015 10:23 am

Mikel Durham, 52, is COO of CSM Bakery Solutions, a private bakery supply manufacturer based in Atlanta. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Venture Center Launches Pitch 'N Pint Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 03:11 pm

The Venture Center launched its Pitch 'N Pint series of startup pitch contests at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock's River Market District.

Million-Dollar Quartet Comprised of Farmland, Rural Spreads

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

A pair of farms in Lonoke County, a 6,600-SF restaurant in Bryant and a rural spread in Faulkner County provide this week's foursome of seven-digit deals.

Bentonville Developer Gets His Land at Hall Crossing (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Jason Pullman, through his Refined Retail LLC, paid slightly more than $1.2 million for a 1.9-acre lot in front of the Walmart Supercenter at Hall Crossing on Elm Springs Road in Springdale. Bear State Bank of Rogers assisted the purchase — and presumably the construction that will soon start — with a loan of $2.65 million.

9/11 Placed Marketer Margie Raimondo On New Path

by Jan Cottingham 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The ticket for 9/11's Flight 93 resides in Margie Raimondo's safe-deposit box, a tangible reminder that life is uncertain and you better make it count.

Chef Shuttle Expands Delivery to Hot Springs

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2015 02:37 pm

Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday that it has started delivery in Hot Springs to zip codes 71901, 71913 and 71964.