Restaurants & Food Archive

Conway Gets A Purple Cow Near Hendrix

by Jan Cottingham 5/19/2014 12:00 am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the first Purple Cow restaurant, in Little Rock, and April 2 marked the opening of the fourth Purple Cow, at The Village at Hendrix in Conway.

Night Market Begins at Little Rock Farmers Market

by Jan Cottingham 5/19/2014 12:00 am

The Little Rock Farmers Market, which is marking its 40th season, is adding a new feature this year, what it calls a “Night Market,” open from 3 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday from May 27 to Aug. 26 at the River Market Pavilions downtown.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Restaurant Group Yellow Rocket Launching New Corporate Home in East Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Yellow Rocket Concepts, the hot Little Rock restaurant partnership, is moving its corporate headquarters to 510 McLean in east Little Rock, the building that will house its Lost 40 Brewing Co.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Food Truck Baja Grill Opening Shop in Little Rock's Heights

by Lee Hogan 5/14/2014 04:39 pm

What was once a popular food truck in Benton will be a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Little Rock Heights as of Thursday.

Capital Hotel Named to Southern Living Hotel Collection

by Lee Hogan 5/14/2014 11:27 am

The Capital Hotel in Little Rock was recently added to the Southern Living Hotel Collection, a list of independent four- and five-star hotels, resorts and inns across the South.

Wet County Initiative Begins in Faulkner County

by Lee Hogan 5/14/2014 11:01 am

The same group pushing for a vote in the November general election on whether retail alcohol sales should be allowed in Saline and Craighead counties is also beginning petition drives in Faulkner County.

Ben E. Keith Announces 74 Jobs, $60M Investment in NLR Facility

by Lee Hogan 5/13/2014 10:23 am

Food service products distributor Ben E. Keith said Tuesday that it will spend $60 million on a North Little Rock plant, adding 74 new jobs at an average wage of $33.75 per hour.

LA Fitness Works Out $11.9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

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

A 52,700-SF LA Fitness project in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $11.9 million. The planned site for an outlet mall in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $5.2 million. And California investors were on both sides of a $1.1 million fast-food sale in southwest Little Rock.

Shift Toward ‘Wet' Taking Arkansas by Storm (Ben Johnson Commentary)

by Ben Johnson 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas today remains among the few states fractured into a patchwork of wet and dry regions. The surge of local option elections expanding the boundaries of wet territory has provoked calls in state publications for a uniform statewide system of liquor sales that could not be eroded piecemeal by local referendums.

Pair of Million-Dollar Deals Milked in Faulkner County

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Commercial space encompassing 8,500 SF rang up a $1.3 million sale in Conway, and land for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Greenbrier was acquired in a $1.07 million deal.

Northwest Arkansas Council Surveys Market for Local Foods

by Marty Cook 5/7/2014 04:56 pm

Mike Harvey wants to help hook up speciality farmers with niche restaurants.

Browning's To Close; McGehee Partnership Plans Restaurant

by Jan Cottingham 5/6/2014 04:45 pm

Yellow Rocket Concepts, the Little Rock restaurant partnership, announced on Tuesday that it is opening the Heights Taco & Tamale Co. in the space now occupied by Browning's Mexican Grill in the Heights. Browning's will remain open through June and is expected to reopen as the Heights Taco & Tamale Co. in the late summer or early fall of 2014.

Wet County Ballot Initiative Sprouts Up in Saline, Craighead Counties

by Lee Hogan 5/5/2014 04:26 pm

Residents in Saline and Craighead counties will soon have the opportunity to sign a petition that would allow voters, on the November ballot, to decide whether retail alcohol sales should be allowed in those counties.

Tyson Foods' 2Q Profit Up 124 Percent, A Record

by Lance Turner 5/5/2014 07:17 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on reports record second-quarter profit, which rose 124 percent to $213 million from the same time last year.

Culinary Education Heating Up at Arkansas Colleges

by Jan Cottingham 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Culinary education in Arkansas' public colleges and universities has boomed in recent years, and educators say they're placing their students in jobs before they even graduate.

Chick-Fil-A Included in Six-Pack of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

The latest installment of seven-digit deals kicks off with a 49,100-SF office building in west Little Rock and includes million-dollar manors and more.

Chef Shuttle Grows With New Ownership, LaFrance Investment

by Lee Hogan 4/28/2014 03:39 pm

A local restaurant food delivery company has seen a change in ownership. What was once a small operation in Little Rock has expanded to more than 50 restaurants in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood and Maumelle. And it's still growing.

Wal-Mart Delivers Retail Boost to NWA Cities

by Marty Cook 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has eight projects in some stage of development in northwest Arkansas, and that's not including a planned neighborhood market in Bentonville and a convenience store prototype that recently opened in Bentonville.