Restaurants & Food Archive

Kent Walker Artisan Cheese Adds Wednesdays to Business Hours

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Kent Walker Artisan Cheese at 323 S. Cross St. in downtown Little Rock is adding a fifth day to its workweek.

Cities in Arkansas Scrambling to Fill Vacant Walmart Locations

by Mark Friedman 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Since Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced last month it was closing 154 stores in the United States, Gentry Mayor Kevin Johnston has been on the phone and sending emails trying to attract a grocery store to the Benton County town.

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The eight metropolitan areas of Arkansas reported increases in local area personal income in 2014, with growth ranging from 1.6 percent in Pine Bluff to 4.1 percent in Fort Smith.

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.

Sweet Love's Kelli Marks Joins Treatsie (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Kelli Marks, founder of Sweet Love Bakes in Little Rock, has been hired as the head of digital content by Treatsie, an online artisan sweets business also based in Little Rock.

Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

by George Jared 2/7/2016 12:42 pm

Cuba's dependence on outside food sources could provide a $36 million annual boost to Arkansas' economy, particularly farmers in northeast Arkansas.

Tyson Foods Stock Jumps on Record 1Q Earnings

by Alexis Hosticka 2/5/2016 09:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday reported first quarter income of $461 million, up 49 percent from the same period in 2015.

Update: Ed's Custom Bakery Says It Will Reopen in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2016 11:44 am

Ed's Custom Bakery, a longtime and popular bakery in Conway, has shut its doors but will reopen next week under new management.

Investor Group Paid $12.4M for Gateway Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The total purchase price for the approximately 54 acres around the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock was about $12.4 million

I-30 Changes Worry East Little Rock Property Owners

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The unknown changes wrought by a future improvement of Interstate 30 have downtown Little Rock players concerned.

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

You Deserve a Break Today (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/1/2016 12:00 am

McDonald's, under new CEO Steve Easterbrook, has decided to heed national consumer research and take a bold, new and yet simple step: The most important meal of the day now has become the most important meal of the day, as McDonald's unveiled in October its all-day breakfast menu.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:48 pm

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

Small Businesses, Hospitals Strive to Serve Fitness Market in Jonesboro

by George Jared 1/29/2016 11:14 am

The need to sustain a healthier lifestyle among Americans is growing, and businesses in Jonesboro are lining up to serve that market.

Developers Say Movie Tavern Is Coming to Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2016 02:01 pm

Developers of the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock said Wednesday that Movie Tavern, a dine-in movie theater chain, is planning a new theater at the shopping center.

New Owners to Develop The Grove Near Outlets of Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 1/26/2016 03:34 pm

A private investor group has purchased about 54 acres surrounding the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock, aiming to continue its development as a key entertainment district.

Artisan Food Sees Growth In Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

These retailers — who sometimes are also wholesalers — make food in part to make connections and to preserve local culture and traditional methods. In the process, they've turned into employers and a source of jobs. They're business people; they're entrepreneurs.