Restaurants & Food Archive

Tyson Foods Quickens Shift from Antibiotics in Chicken

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 2/21/2017 11:59 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

Video: Tyson Unveils New Corporate Logo, Growth Strategy at Conference

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 11:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale unveils a new corporate logo and more details about its growth strategy at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Despite persistent chatter, no application for a new permit to serve alcohol by the drink in Searcy has been filed with the ABC.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.

Solutions In Search of Problems (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/20/2017 12:00 am

For reasons that cannot be practical, a couple of legislators are trying to bring to Arkansas all the consequences of a “bathroom bill” like that adopted in North Carolina to force transgendered persons to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificates.

Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants.

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month.

Rock Capital to Develop $16M-$17M Downtown Little Rock Hotel

by Sarah Campbell 2/17/2017 04:12 pm

Rock Capital Real Estate of Little Rock says it is buying the historic Hall and Davidson buildings at 201-215 W. Capitol Ave. with plans to develop a boutique hotel.

Mathis, Arnold Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2017 07:00 am

Rusty Mathis of Ben E. Keith Foods and Betsy Broyles Arnold of the Frank & Barbara Broyles Legacy Foundation win executive of the year awards at the 29th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Coming to Downtown Little Rock

by Lydia McAllister 2/16/2017 11:00 am

Ryan Hamra, owner of the Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Little Rock, is opening his second location in the Lyon Building downtown at 410 W. Capitol Ave.

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

by Sarah Campbell 2/16/2017 10:10 am

A bill filed Tuesday that "concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges" has already been rebuked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Chick-fil-A, Chili's on Tap for Clinton National Airport

by Lance Turner 2/14/2017 11:05 am

Chick-fil-A and Chili's are coming to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, pending approval by the airport's commission.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Core Brewing Turns from Fort Smith, Ready To Head East

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., the rapidly growing Springdale craft brewery, has abandoned its plans for a distillery in Fort Smith.

Comfort Inn & Suites Transaction Checks In at $3.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Andy & Andrew Hotel Investments LLC, led by Ashok Desai, purchased the Comfort Inn & Suites at 3915 McCain Park Drive, backed with a five-year loan of $4 million from Arkansas Federal Credit Union of Jacksonville.

Developers Finish, Start Projects on Main Street in Little Rock, North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2017 02:24 pm

Two Main Street redevelopments — one on each side of the Arkansas River — were announced this week by Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. and Newmark Grubb Arkansas.

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

by Todd Traub 2/7/2017 01:10 pm

After years of trying for one, the city now has two hotel and convention center facilities in various stages of development and construction, one near the interstate and one on the Arkansas State campus.

New Date Set on Daly's Steakhouse in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The developers behind the planned John Daly's Steakhouse in Conway are now pushing for a June 1 opening date.

Cocoa Belle Opens Store In Bryant

by Jan Cottingham 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Carmen Portillo, Cocoa Belle's owner, operator and chief chocolatier, joins chocolate-makers Ashton Woodward (Cocoa Rouge) and Nathaniel Izard (Izard Chocolate) in offering premium chocolate in central Arkansas.

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