Restaurants & Food Archive

Colonial Arms, Oakwood Place Apartments Sell For $5M In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

White Rock Investments LLC, led by Tim Brisiel of Fayetteville, paid $5 million for two apartment complexes.

Something to Chew On (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

After finding an unexpected gob of chewing gum in her movie popcorn, a Little Rock film patron found more surprises in the theater chain's reaction to her complaint.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Madison Health & Rehab Draws $4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Dixon Realty LLC of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, purchased the 140-bed nursing home in south Pulaski County from Trinik Holdings LLC, led by Saeed Niksefat.

Tacos 4 Life to Open Restaurant in Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 8/26/2016 11:14 am

Tacos 4 Life plans to open its first location in Little Rock early next year at Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center.

Kroger Hopes New Shopping Service Clicks With Customers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Heights Kroger is undergoing a $4 million remodel, including polished floors, upgraded décor, new check stands, a new customer service/guest care area, relocation of the produce area, relocation of the deli/bakery and all new refrigerated cases throughout the store.

Yellow Rocket Buys Rebsamen Property for New HQ

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Yellow Rock Concepts of Little Rock, the powerhouse restaurant group, has bought estate sale king Roy Dudley's property at 1311 Rebsamen Park Road in Riverdale.

David's Burgers Sets Stake in Conway Near Future Sam's Club

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

A David's Burgers location and 10 houses provide a pair of $1.1 million transactions in Conway.

OK Foods Promotes Pair in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Amy Szadziewicz has been promoted to vice president of quality and food safety at OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, and Brent Glasgow has been promoted to vice president of operations.

Holiday Inn Express Sale Checks In at $5.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

A limited liability company led by Ishverbhai Govind purchased the 1.5-acre, 69-room hotel on East McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 09:42 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:59 pm

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.

LR's Midtown Center Leads List of Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

A retail project in Little Rock, a grocery store in Maumelle, a fast-food outlet in west Little Rock, two Little Rock homes and a pair of residential properties involved in an intrafamily swap compose our magnificent seven real estate transactions this week.

Riverdale 10 Owner Plans Movie Meals in Spa City

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Matt Smith's cinema formula in Little Rock, which includes 10 screens, the sale of beer and wine and reserved seating, has been so successful he's planning to introduce it at his Hot Springs Mall Cinema next month.

Butcher & Deli To Become Bentonville Butcher & Pint

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

A mixed-drink permit application with the state and social media postings indicate that Bentonville Butcher & Deli is morphing into Bentonville Butcher & Pint, “a restaurant, bar and butcher concept focused on fresh, local meats, beer and cuisine.”

New Public Company Debuts in State: Ecoark

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The merger in March of Ecoark Inc. of Rogers with Magnolia Solar Corp. of Woburn, Massachusetts, resulted in a new name on the roster of publicly traded companies in Arkansas: Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Sale of Former Remington College Exceeds $4.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/15/2016 12:00 am

EAI Realty Inc., an affiliate of Education America Inc. of Heathrow, Florida, sold the 35,000-SF building in west Little Rock.

David's Burgers Now Looking Toward Fall Opening in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

David “Alan” Bubbus, owner of the Little Rock mini-chain David's Burgers, is hoping to open the David's in the River Market in September or October. But first he has to finish converting an outdoor seating area into a common area for visitors to Ottenheimer Market Hall.