2009's Biggest Selling Restaurants in Arkansas

It almost happened in 2008, but this time there seems to be no question: Golden Corral was the heavyweight champion among North Little Rock restaurants in 2009 with food sales that topped $6 million

See the rankings: To see a list of the biggest selling Little Rock restaurants in 2009, click here. To see a list of the biggest selling North Little Rock restaurants, click here. For revenue details from upscale Little Rock restaurants and various cities around the state, click here.

Perennial champ Red Lobster on McCain Boulevard, despite a solid increase in sales, still lagged by $569,000, according to the hotel-motel-restaurant taxes the two restaurants paid the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Unlike sales taxes paid by individual retailers, HMR tax records are subject to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The HMR tax is applied to food but not to alcoholic beverages.

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Click here to read the full story on the biggest selling restaurants, free in this week's edition of Arkansas Business.

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