Restaurants & Food Archive

Acosta's Carlen Hooker Honored by Progressive Grocer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Carlen Hooker, senior vice president of business solutions at Acosta of Bentonville, was one of four Acosta executives recognized as Progressive Grocer's 2016 Top Women in Grocery.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

Food-Ordering Grab App Launches at NWA Airport

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:57 am

Grab, a mobile app that saves passengers time by allowing them to pre-order meals for pick-up from airport restaurants, launched last week at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

La Madeleine Country French Café Entry in Arkansas Serendipitous

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The first La Madeleine Country French Café in the state opened April 20 in west Little Rock, but it won't be the last. The family has an agreement to open five locations of the French-inspired fast-casual restaurant chain in Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Dave & Buster's Ready for Opening with 240 Employees

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Chuck Beyer, general manager of Dave & Buster's at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock, is excited about opening a Dave & Buster's in the city where the concept for the Dallas-based company was born.

Dark Side Coffee Opens in North Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Central Arkansas has a new source for fresh-roasted coffee. Mark Whitehead has opened the Dark Side Coffee Co. in North Little Rock and is selling his coffee at the Argenta Farmers Market in North Little Rock and the Bernice Garden Farmers Market on South Main in Little Rock.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Hideaway Pizza Coming to North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2016 03:57 pm

North Little Rock will soon be home to the first Hideaway Pizza outside of Oklahoma, Hideaway 2 Inc. announced Friday. The restaurant will be located at 5103 Warden Road with plans to open during the first week of October.

Dave & Buster's To Open First Little Rock Location June 13

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2016 02:30 pm

On Monday, June 13, Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas at the Gateway Town Center, adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock, bringing 240 new jobs in the 30,000-SF space.

Lakewood Acreage Leads Latest Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Apartment land in North Little Rock and a manor and doughnut development in west Little Rock provide our trio of million-dollar transactions.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Mark Zweig Scoops Up University Village (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Builder Mark Zweig of Fayetteville paid $2.25 million for the 20,000-SF University Village shopping center on West 15th Street in Fayetteville.

Fowler Foods Cheers Colonel Sanders' Return to KFC

by George Waldon 5/30/2016 12:00 am

After selling all but a handful of its stores in 1985, Fowler Foods Inc. has deepened its commitment to KFC and rebuilt its status as a leading franchise holder.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

1836 Club Looking Forward to Lifetime of 'Sustainable' Luxury

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Mark Camp, the Little Rock investment banker who has partnered with state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson and Rod Damon on the 1836 Club, says the partners aren't seeking to make big money off the private club's operations; they just want it to be “sustainable.”

Eyenalyze Receives Funding From Cadron Creek Capital

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2016 10:58 am

The funding will be used to further Eyenalyze's solution which simplifies restaurant back-office business including inventory, plating cost and employee tracking – all while providing end data that is useful and compatible with financial analysis and reporting.

Eyenalyze Gets Seed Funding from Cadron Creek Capital

by Sarah Campbell 5/27/2016 10:38 am

Eyenalyze of Conway, which provides CPA-friendly back-office solutions for restaurants, announced Friday that it has received seed funding from seed capital investment fund Cadron Creek Capital of Conway.

Peco Foods Plant Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Northeast Arkansas

by George Jared 5/27/2016 09:32 am

In 2014, Peco Foods Inc. announced it was building a massive poultry processing plant in Pocahontas. That project is now nearing completion and is expected to spur economic activity in the area.