Restaurants & Food Archive

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

At War With Information (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An error is an accident, and most are fender benders; there are people out there whose abuse of the First Amendment is more analogous to a terrorist deliberately driving a vehicle onto a busy sidewalk.

Core Brewing Adds Fayetteville Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale is making progress on its second location in Fayetteville, having applied with the state for a license for a microbrewery restaurant.

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million.

Hergets Give Heights Icon New Chance

by Jan Cottingham 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The venerable Terry's Finer Foods in the Heights lives now as the Heights Corner Market, a rebirth greeted with relief by all who relied on Terry's for great meat, seafood, desserts and its selection of hard-to-find groceries.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

SPONSORED: 'Old School' RSVP Catering Rolls With Changing Times

by 3/27/2017 08:00 am

Owner mixes modern technology with traditional methods to keep customers happy.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Homer's Restaurant Family Feud Heats Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The dispute involving the children of Homer's Restaurant founder Homer Connell has escalated, with allegations that the trustee of two family trusts misappropriated money.

David's Burgers in Maumelle Sells for $1.4 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The sales of an 8,876-SF manor near Roland, 9,364-SF office-eatery project in Maumelle, a 29,800-SF warehouse complex in Little Rock and an 11,125-SF office complex in west Little Rock each topped the million-dollar mark.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

Texan Buys Red Lobster In Fayetteville for $3.7M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Vera LLC of Plano, led by Venkat Sirimalle, bought the property, and with Red Lobster Restaurants LLC, signed a lease agreement that runs until 2039.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258K

by Lance Turner 3/23/2017 10:33 am

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.

Brazil Beef Scandal Leaves Fewer Options for Global Buyers

by Tom Polansek and Theopolis Waters, Reuters 3/21/2017 11:37 am

Global beef buyers will likely need to cobble together supplies from several nations if a scandal persists in Brazil's meat sector because supply constraints and politics are already limiting trade flows, market analysts say.

Dave & Buster's Property Sold for $8.1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

A trio of west Little Rock properties have come together for this week's multimillion-dollar transactions.

Smitty's Garage May Pull Into Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Smitty's Garage, a burger and beer restaurant, is looking to expand in Arkansas and it looks like Rogers will be the destination.

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