Restaurants & Food Archive

Trio of Central Arkansas Locations Generate Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

A breastaurant in west Little Rock, apartments in North Little Rock and a tractor dealership in Sherwood all generated seven-digit deals.

Damgoode Pies Moving into River Market

by Lee Hogan 11/3/2014 01:04 pm

Damgoode Pies is taking over in the former spot of Boscos in the River Market District.

Judge To Hear Dispute Over $28K Tab Spent at Visions Nightclub

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A dispute over a bill of nearly $30,000 from the “gentlemen's club” Visions on the northern outskirts of Maumelle has made its way to Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Little Rock Entrepreneurs Raising Funds — And Profile — With Kickstarter

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A couple of Arkansas entrepreneurs who recently reached their business funding goals through Kickstarter say the crowdfunding platform may be even better at generating interest — and potential customers — than it is at raising money.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

Newk's Eatery Expanding to Northwest Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/30/2014 12:04 pm

Northwest Arkansas is soon to have a plethora of Newk's Eatery restaurants in the area.

Red Lobster Leads Trio of Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Seafood restaurants, a bank branch in North Little Rock and land for a gated apartment project in west Little Rock assembled this week to form a quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Mountain Pure Has New Owner After Stacks Conviction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

John B. Stacks' rough year continued last week when his Mountain Pure operations were handed over to a new owner after a foreclosure auction on the steps of the Pulaski County Courthouse.

First National Bank of Paragould Gains Northwest Arkansas Presence (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

First Paragould Bankshares Inc. closed on its acquisition of five former Metropolitan National Bank branches in northwest Arkansas.

Signs Show Way to Arkansas Wine Industry

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

When it comes to state expenditures, $26,000 is not a huge outlay. That was the bargain rate for some highway signage Arkansas bought and erected to direct people to the state's wineries.

New Shipping Law More Miss Than Hit, Arkansas Wine Producers Say

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' wine producers said Act 483, which went into effect in August 2013, puts the state wineries at a competitive disadvantage to out-of-state shippers. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration said 114 permits have been issued to allow shipping to Arkansas consumers, but only two permits have been given to a state winery.

The Interesting Battle over Alcohol in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/24/2014 11:01 am

The Los Angeles Times offers a look at the battle being waged over Arkansas' alcohol amendment that, if approved, would make the entire state wet, and the inconceivable allies it has formed.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

by Lee Hogan 10/21/2014 09:25 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year.

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703.

Whataburger Chain To Break Ground on First of Five Possible Locations in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Whataburger hopes to break ground for its Fayetteville restaurant this month.

Dave Bass To Open Upscale Restaurant at Pleasant Crossing Shopping Center in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Bass signed lease papers to open The Grove in a 3,543-SF space at the new shopping center Whisinvest Realty of Rogers is building near the Walmart Supercenter on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Bass described the restaurant, which will have a separate bar area, as having an “eclectic American comfort food menu” prepared by a culinary school-trained chef.

Success of Slim Chickens Restaurant Chain Eggs On Investors for $2.5M More

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Slim Chickens Development Co. LLC, the Fayetteville company behind the popular restaurant chain, last month filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission indicating it plans to raise $2.5 million.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

EEOC Filing Fewer Discrimination Cases In Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed only two lawsuits in the state this calendar year, continuing a recent trend line. In 2011, the EEOC filed six lawsuits in Arkansas' federal courts and three the following year. Last year, the EEOC filed only two lawsuits against companies operating in the state.