Restaurants & Food Archive

Prep Continues as David's Burgers Flips River Market Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

The David's Burgers location in Little Rock's River Market District has run into some delays, but David “Alan” Bubbus Jr., owner of the burgeoning restaurant chain, is hoping it will be open by spring, maybe in April.

Chuy's Transaction Main Course of Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

An eatery in North Little Rock, an industrial project in Maumelle, a storage park in North Little Rock, an apartment project in west Little Rock, a smaller apartment project in midtown Little Rock and a home in west Little Rock.

ABC Approves First Package Permits for Saline County Liquor Stores

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board so far has approved eight permits for liquor stores in Saline County out of the 21 package store licenses available.

Plenty of Artists Expected in Bentonville's New Foxhole

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville photographer Kat Wilson and Emily Lawson are opening a new coffee shop/bar, the Foxhole, on the first floor of the new Thrive Building, a residential complex on A Street in downtown Bentonville, in what's being called the city's Arts District.

Red Lobster Praises Pine Bluff GM Mike Wolcott (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Mike Wolcott, general manager of the Red Lobster in Pine Bluff, recently received the company's Lighthouse Club Award, which is presented annually to general managers who demonstrate outstanding leadership and embody Red Lobster's core values.

Developer Eyes New Retail, Loft Apartments for Argenta

by Alexis Hosticka 11/25/2015 07:00 am

A developer is planning space for three new retailers and new upscale loft apartments in the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock.

Delayed Growth of Nestlé Foods Regains Promise at Jonesboro Plant

by George Waldon 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Market forces stymied the envisioned ramp-up to 1,000 employees in the years that followed the Nestlé plant announcement in July 2001. But these days that number looks more attainable than ever.

Five New Businesses Coming to Argenta Arts District

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2015 11:13 am

Newmark Grubb Arkansas announced Thursday the sale and lease of several properties in downtown North Little Rock's Argenta area, resulting in five new businesses opening along Main Street.

Arkansas Unemployment Falls to 5.1 Percent in October

by Lance Turner 11/20/2015 11:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in October, down from 5.2 percent in September and 5.8 percent in October 2014.

Tyson Foods to Close 2 Plants, Cut 880 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2015 05:05 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is closing two of its prepared food plants in Chicago and Wisconsin and laying off 880 workers, it announced late Thursday afternoon. The plants are a pepperoni plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where 400 workers are being let go, and a plant in Chicago that makes prepared foods for the hospitality industry, where 480 are affected.

Financial Quarter Works to Host 'Pop-Up' Event, Finalize Branding

by Alexis Hosticka 11/17/2015 02:50 pm

Financial Quarter organizers are working to implement phase one of a three-phase plan, beginning with a possible event in March that builds on the Little Rock Marathon.

The Red Cup of Controversy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Is Starbucks, ubiquitous purveyor of burnt-tasting coffee and overpriced, microwaved foodstuffs, victim or beneficiary of the fake outrage over its red cup? Or could it actually be the mastermind?

Chocolate Maker Nathaniel Izard Opens Hillcrest Shop

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Nathaniel Izard, who's been selling his chocolate at the Hillcrest Farmers Market since last year, has opened up a storefront at 623 Beechwood St. in Hillcrest across from Kroger. There he sells truffles and caramels in addition to his 2.8-ounce bars.

Harps Expands Amid Competition from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Others

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Harps sold $708 million worth of groceries in the fiscal year that ended in August, enough to make it one of the 15 largest private companies based in Arkansas but a rounding factor for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered 18 miles away in Bentonville.

Chef Shuttle Adds Turkey Delivery for Thanksgiving

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2015 02:33 pm

Chef Shuttle announced Friday that it will accept orders for Thanksgiving turkeys from now through 10 p.m. on Nov. 20.

On The Border Opening in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2015 01:44 pm

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina will open in Jonesboro on Nov. 16; this will be the chain's its fifth Arkansas location and will bring 130 new jobs.

O'Looney's Wine & Liquor Picks Keegan Sparks as Sommelier (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Keegan Sparks has been hired as a sommelier at O'Looney's Wine & Liquor in Little Rock.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Hires First Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 04:10 pm

The Downtown Springdale Alliance hired Misty Murphy to be the organization's first executive director.

Officials Break Ground in Bentonville for $21M 8W Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 02:36 pm

Developers began construction this week on the $21 million, six-story 8W Center at 8th and Walton Boulevard across from the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville.

Todd Simmons Installed as Chair of National Chicken Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 11:42 am

Todd Simmons, CEO of Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs, was installed as the chairman of the National Chicken Council.