Restaurants & Food Archive

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Soul Fish Café On the Line for August Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

It looks like Aug. 3 or thereabouts is the opening day for Soul Fish Café, which features fried catfish and other Southern favorites, at 306 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the also eagerly awaited Bruno's Deli.

Buffalo Brewing Ready To Take Wing in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Buffalo Brewing is an outgrowth of the Water Buffalo, a retailer of supplies for hobby beer and winemakers, cheese makers and specialty gardeners (think hydroponic) at 106 S. Rodney Parham Road.

Rockline Industries Expands in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Rockline Industries of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a wet-wipe manufacturer, paid $2.25 million for a 50,000-SF warehouse close to its manufacturing facilities in Springdale.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

USA Rice Elects Brian King Board Chairman

by Sarah Campbell 7/21/2016 11:05 am

The USA Rice board of directors elects Brian King of Erwin Keith Inc. as its new chairman.

Westrock Coffee Partners With P. Allen Smith, Razorbacks

by Alexis Hosticka 7/19/2016 03:05 pm

Westrock Coffee Co. of North Little Rock and the P. Allen Smith Cos. of Little Rock announced Monday a partnership to promote their farm-focused brands.

Chip's Barbeque Falls Off Grill with Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Chip's Barbeque of Little Rock recently closed and filed for bankruptcy protection, listing $400,000 in debts.

Rebel Kettle, Just Opened, Plans to Grow

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Only three months after opening Rebel Kettle Brewing in east Little Rock on March 21, co-owner Jason Polk is thinking about enlarging the kitchen of the microbrewery/restaurant.

Brent Medders Awarded for Positive Domino's Effect (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Brent Medders, owner of 22 Domino's Pizza stores throughout Arkansas, was recently awarded the International Franchise Association Gold Franny Award for operational excellence for the fourth consecutive year.

Feds Finger Fort Smith Family in Food Stamp Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The feds recently accused a father-and-son pair who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores of running an elaborate food stamp fraud that involved 94 beneficiaries.

Chick-fil-A Site Rings Up $1.8 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Chick-fil-A Inc. of Atlanta purchased the 2.34-acre site at the southwest corner of Bass Pro Drive and Interstate 30 Frontage Road from Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC of Springfield, Missouri.

Gene Whisenhunt Named President, CEO of Hickingbotham Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2016 10:33 am

Frank D. Hickingbotham, chairman and CEO of Hickingbotham Investments Inc. of Little Rock, said Friday that Gene Whisenhunt has been promoted to president and CEO of the private holding company.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Papa Murphy's Expands Pizza Plans for Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Papa Murphy's, the “take-and-bake” pizza chain, has big plans for central Arkansas as it seeks to expand throughout the Midwest and South, says its chief development officer, Jayson Tipp.

Chef Shuttle, RaftUp To Experiment with Lake Delivery

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle, the homegrown restaurant-meal delivery service brought to us by Ryan Herget, is trying something new during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Two Former Walmart Express Stores to Reopen As Harps

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2016 01:44 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale announced Thursday that two of the Arkansas Walmart Express locations it acquired earlier this month will reopen as Harps stores over the next 11 weeks.

Midtown Little Rock IHOP to Be Razed, Rebuilt

by Jan Cottingham 6/20/2016 10:22 am

The landmark IHOP at the northeast corner of Markham Street and University Avenue in Little Rock will be torn down and a new IHOP rebuilt at the same location, the company announced on Monday.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.