Restaurants & Food Archive

The Root Café Gets $150K Grant from JPMorgan Chase Bank

by Lee Hogan 1/21/2015 04:30 pm

Jack and Corri Sundell, owners of The Root, received a $150,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase. The Root was one of 20 grant recipients in the JPMorgan Chase Mission Main Street program, and the only one in Arkansas.

Chuy's Hiring 175 Employees for North Little Rock Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 01:29 pm

The Austin, Texas-based Tex-Mex restaurant will hire both full-time and part-time positions, including hosts, servers, bussers and bartenders.

New Tenants Filling Up Pleasant Crossing Shoppes in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Burke Larkin of Whisinvest Realty of Rogers expects to finalize the last two leases of the 22,000-SF shopping center his company built near the Walmart Supercenter on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Alan Cole of Colliers International represents the two tenants, unnamed until the deals are completed.

Hunt Heir Sells Starbucks Site in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

T.J. Lefler of Sage Partners in Fayetteville closed on the 3,258-SF building at 2117 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. on Jan. 9. Lefler and three partners had reached an agreement with Bryan Hunt LLC in December, but ironing out the details of the purchase took a while to complete.

Beer, Wine Permits Soon To Be Served in Saline, Columbia Counties

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

With voter approval Nov. 4 of alcohol sales in Saline and Columbia counties, retailers have been lining up for permits.

UCA Board Approves Property Acquisition, Bond Issuance for $17.6M Mixed-Use Project

by Lee Hogan 1/16/2015 11:47 am

The property, at 242 Donaghey Ave., is currently occupied by a Papa John's restaurant, owned by Ozark Pizza Co. LLC of Little Rock. The offer would pay Ozark Pizza Co. $236,000 for the .12-acre lot and another $164,000 if the property is vacated by April 15.

Tammy Passafiume Cuts Into Diamond Lakes Federal as President/CEO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Tammy Passafiume has been named president and CEO of Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union in Malvern. She has 23 years of credit union experience and was previously president and CEO of River Valley Federal Credit Union in Camden.

Craft Brewers' Growth Spurs Look at Rules

by Jan Cottingham 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The explosive growth of the craft brewing industry in Arkansas is causing the brewers themselves and state regulators to re-evaluate the rules governing the sector, a re-evaluation that has the potential to lead to new state laws.

Holiday Inn Express Attracts $4.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A 138-room hotel in east Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.2 million. A 44-unit apartment project in southwest Little Rock weighed in at $1.65 million. And a 37,000-SF grocery store project is in motion in Sherwood after a $944,000 land deal.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

Fort Smith Leads Arkansas Tech Business Index in October

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 09:58 am

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index while Rogers and Russellville enjoyed the largest increases according to economic activity from October.

Newk's Eatery's First Northwest Arkansas Location Opens Monday

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2015 10:55 am

The first of four planned Newk's Eatery locations in northwest Arkansas will open Monday in Fayetteville.

Chef Shuttle Looks to Expand Outside of Central Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 1/8/2015 10:27 am

Chef Shuttle has grown to cover much of central Arkansas, and now the company plans to expand into surrounding markets.

Arkansas Foodbank Distributes 22 Million Pounds of Food in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:23 am

The Arkansas Foodbank distributed more than 22 million pounds of food in 2014. The total beat the previous record set in 2013 by nearly 1.5 million pounds, an increase of 7 percent.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.