Restaurants & Food Archive

St. Vincent West Attracts $14.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Physicians Realty Trust of Milwaukee bought the 45,952-SF St. Vincent West medical office building in west Little Rock from St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Restaurant Vets Jim Keet, Louis Petit to Open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill

by Jan Cottingham 9/20/2016 02:25 pm

Little Rock restaurateur Jim Keet is joining forces with restaurant industry veteran Louis Petit to open Petit & Keet Bar & Grill in the former 1620 Savoy at 1620 Market St. in west Little Rock. Keet expects renovations to take a couple of months and hopes to be open for business by mid-November.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

John Daly's Steakhouse Construction on Course in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

There's progress to report on the first John Daly's Steakhouse, planned for 912 Front St. in Conway.

Tokyo House To Rise in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

A Little Rock group plans to open a Tokyo House sushi restaurant in Rogers after a $1.6 million purchase.

Conway's Lewis Crossing Nears Completion

by Jan Cottingham 9/19/2016 12:00 am

One of the big puzzle pieces in Conway's retail development picture is almost complete: Lewis Crossing, the 441,871-SF, $65 million shopping center at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward Drive.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

At Conference, Tyson Foods Touts Stable Earnings, Sales Growth

by Lance Turner 9/12/2016 10:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. executives told investors at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference last week that the company is aiming for single-digit growth in fiscal 2017.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

Growler USA Franchise On Tap for Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A Bentonville couple seeking to ride the microbrew wave has signed on as franchisees with Growler USA, a 2-year-old craft brew franchise that calls itself “America's Microbrew Pub.”

McCain Plaza Transaction Surpasses $23 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 12:00 am

The 296,000-SF retail project at 4200 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $23.15 million.

Molly Rawn on How Fayetteville Pays It Forward With A&P Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Before joining the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission as executive director in August, Molly Rawn was director of development and communications at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, where she led capital campaigns before overseeing fundraising, membership and PR.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Yellow Rocket Concepts Eyes Northwest Arkansas, Barbecue

by Alexis Crowe 9/6/2016 03:44 pm

Scott McGehee, executive chef and partner at Yellow Rocket Concepts of Little Rock, says there are no new restaurants in the works right now, but he's looking to northwest Arkansas and barbecue as he considers growth.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

New Stoby's Inching Along in Conway

by Jan Cottingham 9/5/2016 12:00 am

A rebuilt Stoby's is still at least seven months away, owner David Stobaugh said last week. “We're looking at early spring” before the landmark Conway restaurant can be up and running again.

New Options for Watermill Express

by Jan Cottingham 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Watermill Express is seeking franchisees in the Little Rock area to open its water-selling kiosks.

Lenny's Subs Seeks Growth in Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Lenny's Subs, which is rebranding as Lenny's Grill & Subs, wants to expand in Arkansas, with the goal of opening 20 to 30 in the state in the next five years. That's according to Bob Ritter, vice president of franchise and market development for the chain, based in Memphis.

Mangan's Buzzy Work Pays Off, for Openers

by Kyle Massey 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl and her team at Mangan Holcomb Partners are veterans of free media, particularly in restaurant grand openings. The Little Rock advertising and PR firm handled June's buzzy takeoff of the Dave & Buster's location on Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock.