Restaurants & Food Archive

Corrected: Albert Yarnell of Yarnell Ice Cream Renown Dies at 94

by Jan Cottingham 1/9/2018 11:04 am

Albert Rogers Yarnell, who helped build his father's Yarnell Ice Cream Co. of Searcy into a regional success and a name synonymous with Arkansas and ice cream, died Sunday at the age of 94.

Dave & Busters, Mangan Holcomb Team Up Again

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 11:49 am

The restaurant chain, known for its games, drinks and atmosphere, has named Little Rock marketing firm Mangan Holcomb Partners as its agency of record in launching its Rogers location.

Rock Town Expects More Cash on the Barrelhead, Thanks to Tax Bill

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Phil Brandon, founder of Rock Town Distillery, is excited about his new building in downtown Little Rock, but he's even more excited about a little-noticed provision of the tax cut bill that Congress recently passed.

Chapel Ridge Purchase Tops $8.2 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/8/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Wilhoit Properties Inc. of Springfield, Missouri, bought the 172-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock with a deal backed with a 10-year loan of $6.6 million.

In the Workplace 2018: Immigration: ICE Pledges Crackdown on Employers

by Neemah A. Esmaeilpour 1/2/2018 06:56 am

Arkansas employers should take note that the chances of a visit from ICE appear much more likely in the coming year.

Neuro-Spine Center Sells In $7.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/1/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Neuro-Spine Center LLC, led by Dr. Alonzo Williams, sold its namesake project at 9101 Kanis Road. The buyers are Kanis Medical LLC, led by Drs. Christian Michaels and Richard Houk; and Central Properties LLC, led by John Flake.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

In the Workplace 2018: What to Know About Expanded Concealed Carry

by Jacob Lively 12/27/2017 07:05 am

Changes to Arkansas' concealed carry laws have left many employers with questions about what rights their employees have and whether non-employees are allowed to bring a concealed weapon onto a business' premises.

In the Workplace 2018: Overtime Exemption Rules Invalidated: Now What?

by Jane A. Kim 12/26/2017 07:04 am

Although the U.S. Department of Labor's 2016 overtime exemption rules were invalidated this year, the DOL's next overtime exemption rules are in the works and could be issued sometime in 2018.

Governor Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2017 10:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the appointments to boards and commissions.

More Farmland Sold to Mt. Magazine Farms for $30.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Lots of Lonoke County farmland, a warehouse and office building in Little Rock and fast-food outlets in Jacksonville and North Little Rock provide this week's grouping of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.

Startup Solve for Food Stakes Claim On Sterilization

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Bentonville startup Solve For Food is planning to build what it calls a Food Innovation Center in Springdale next year and is hoping to raise $13 million in capital for the project.

A Detail-Oriented Holiday (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Merry Christmas to you all, with my very best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018.

Good People of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/18/2017 12:00 am

May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Morrilton Packing to Invest $2.1M, Add 34 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/11/2017 02:25 pm

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, says it will invest $2.1 million in its Morrilton facility to add capacity "for current and future products," a move it said will create 34 jobs.