Restaurants & Food Archive

Donnie Ferneau's 'Good Food' Moving to Argenta

by Lee Hogan 6/9/2014 10:24 am

The newest venture of Little Rock chef Donnie Ferneau will soon have a home in downtown North Little Rock, according to our sister publication Little Rock Soirée. Good Food by Ferneau, a catering and takeout venture, will be moving into the old Argenta Market on Main Street.

June Groundbreaking Planned for Creekside Retail in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Developer Jason Pullman of Bentonville said the project at 2012 S. Promenade Blvd. received clearance in early May from city officials after engineering work was done by Tom Oppenheim of CEI Engineering Inc.

Numbers Doom Starving Artist Cafe

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Starving Artist Cafe, the North Little Rock restaurant that hosted the “Tales From the South” radio show, closed recently after almost nine years in business.

Krispy Kreme Conway Developer Wants More Arkansas Locations

by Lee Hogan 6/5/2014 01:03 pm

Trentlaw LLC, which is building Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Conway, wants to bring the shop to other markets in Arkansas.

Diamond Bear Brewing to Open Restaurant

by Jan Cottingham 6/4/2014 10:00 am

Diamond Bear Brewing Co. is working to open a new restaurant, Arkansas Alehouse, this month at its new headquarters in North Little Rock. Includes video.

Student Entrepreneur's Donut Holes Being Served at Copper Grill

by Mark Carter 6/3/2014 09:44 am

Sydney Brazil's The Hole Thing donut holes officially were introduced to the Copper Grill dessert menu on May 30 and are being offered with the restaurant's own homemade ice cream.

Study: Oaklawn, Southland Racetracks' Impact on Arkansas Economy Near $900 Million

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' two racing and gambling venues, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis, contributed almost $900 million to the state's economy in 2012, or so a new study concludes.

Boyle Redevelopment Starts With $4.6M Buy (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/2/2014 12:00 am

An Aloft Hotel project is trailing the $4.6 million sale of a 12-story building in downtown Little Rock. A Chick-fil-A restaurant in midtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.87 million. And ownership of a 10,791-SF retail project in west Little Rock was consolidated in a $345,000 transaction.

Got Cash? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Are some entities suffering by not adding to their payment options? The answer, of course, is yes.

Whole Foods Making Move to Bowman, Looks for Room To Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Whole Foods Market Inc. is getting a new Little Rock home next year. The high-end grocery store at 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road is expected to move into the former 39,200-SF Linens N Things store at 501 S. Bowman Road.

Renovations at River Market Marriott Include Revamp of Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The Courtyard by Marriott in Little Rock's River Market District recently completed $2.4 million in renovations that include a new restaurant, The Bistro.

Curtain To Rise on New Theater, Piano Bar in Downtown LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The Studio Theatre Inc., a new Little Rock theater group, has rented the former site of Balfour Printing at 320 W. Seventh St. downtown and plans not only to present plays but also to open a piano bar called the Lobby Bar.

Gus's Fried Chicken Announces 2nd Little Rock Location

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2014 12:45 pm

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken says that it will open a second Little Rock location later this summer, in west Little Rock at the space formerly occupied by Buffalo Grill.

Update: Tyson Foods Wants to Buy Hillshire Brands In $6.8B Deal

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 5/29/2014 11:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale proposes the biggest acquisiton in its history, offering to purchase Hillshire Brands for $50 per share, or about $6.8 billion. The offer comes as Hillshire weighs another merger proposal by Pilgrim's Pride and the purchase of Pinnacle Foods.

RinseWell's 'Sexy Technology' Saves Water

by Mark Carter 5/28/2014 08:34 am

Through its RinseWell product, Fayetteville's Recycled Hydro Solutions hopes to revolutionize water conservation through the dipper wells used in the food service industry, starting with ice cream shops.

Market Street Cinema Moving to Riverdale 10, Will Seek Alcohol License

by Lee Hogan 5/27/2014 05:30 pm

According to Market Street Cinema owner Matt Smith, the cinema's operations will soon be moving to Riverdale 10 on Cantrell Road. The move is planned to occur in June.

U.S. Pizza Co. Reopens Heights Location

by Lee Hogan 5/27/2014 02:11 pm

After a lengthy remodel, the U.S. Pizza Co. in the Little Rock Heights has reopened to customers. The location, at 5524 Kavanaugh Blvd., closed last fall for a $200,000 to $300,000 renovation.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

Producers Rice Finds Its Own Niche

by Luke Jones 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Since Producers began in Stuttgart, it's expanded to 11 locations throughout eastern Arkansas and western Mississippi. It manufactures milled rice, parboiled rice, brown rice, instant rice and rice flour.

Big Slice of Park Avenue Draws $23.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/26/2014 12:00 am

About 70,200 SF of retail space and a two-story parking deck in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $23.36 million. Six pieces of the Park Avenue project on University Avenue were sold to Illinois trust group.