Posted 3/4/2013 12:00 am
Updated 2 years ago
The leader in Little Rock's restaurant market is still flying high while the most lucrative restaurant in central Arkansas is still in North Little Rock.
Click on the links below to view the complete lists of 35 restaurants each:
- Top Restaurants in Little Rock PDF | Buy spreadsheet version
- Top Restaurants in North Little Rock PDF | Buy spreadsheet version
North Little Rock's Golden Corral, at 5001 Warden Road, once again topped other restaurants in the city, taking in more than $6.6 million, up more than 5 percent from last year. The buffet-style restaurant was also the top revenue-producer of all restaurants in Little Rock and North Little Rock.
In the capital city, HMS Host, which providers restaurant services and concessions for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, was the revenue leader, with $4.7 million in revenue, up 8 percent from last year.
All revenue figures for the restaurant lists are based on taxes paid to the cities' advertising and promotion commissions and convention and visitors bureaus. Unlike sales taxes paid by most retailers, those tax records are subject to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
North Little Rock
According to the list, based on gross receipts in 2012, the No. 5 restaurant in North Little Rock is Cracker Barrel on Springhill drive, at $3.9 million.
No. 4 is the Olive Garden in Lakewood Village, at $4.5 million.
No. 3 is the Riverfront Steakhouse in the Wyndham Hotel, at $4.6 million.
No. 2 is the Red Lobster on McCain Boulevard, at $5.1 million.
And No. 1 is the Golden Corral on Warden Road, at $6.6 million.
No. 5 is Red Lobster on West Markham Street, at $3.9 million.
No. 4 is Olive Garden on North Rodney Parham Road, at $4.2 million.
No. 3 is Chick-fil-A on West Markham Street, at $4.3 million.
No. 2 is Cheddar's Casual Cafe at South University Avenue, at $4.7 million.
And No. 1 is HMSHost at the Clinton National Airport, at $4.7 million.
The List on THV 11 News
Arkansas Business' Lance Turner talked about the lists on THV 11 News. First, the Little Rock list:
And the North Little Rock List: