Restaurants & Food


It's a Bird, It's a Plan, It's Superchicken!
Chickens on Cooks Venture’s 800-acre farm in Decatur (Benton County). The company, led by Blue Apron co-founder and chef Matthew Wadiak, expects to have their heirloom pasture-raised chicken available direct to consumers and on store shelves starting in July.

It's a Bird, It's a Plan, It's Superchicken!

by Kyle Massey – 6 days ago

Matthew Wadiak, co-founder of the meal service Blue Apron, is thinking outside the box — and outside the cage.


Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

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Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, has invested in Clear Labs Inc. of Menlo Park, California, a food testing and safety company, Bloomberg reports. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Eateries Enjoying Growth

Northwest Arkansas Eateries Enjoying Growth

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Northwest Arkansas' population is becoming more diverse as it grows, and the area's restaurant industry is hitching along for the ride. "That is one of the things Arkansas brings to the table: There are unique experiences in every area," said Kalene Griffith, CEO of Visit Bentonville. read more >

Clear the Deck: Cajun's Wharf to Close June 1

Clear the Deck: Cajun's Wharf to Close June 1

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Little Rock restauranteur Mary Beth Ringgold says she will close Cajun's Wharf this summer, citing changing consumer trends and costly upkeep of the 44-year-old restaurant and live music venue. read more >

Potbelly Expanding, New Food Truck Rolling Out in NWA

Potbelly Expanding, New Food Truck Rolling Out in NWA

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Rob Nelson, owner and executive chef at Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie of Bentonville, is planning his first food truck. The owner of two Potbelly Sandwich Shop restaurants in Little Rock has a letter of intent on a site for a Potbelly in Rogers. read more >

Poppy Seed Overdose Prompts Lawsuit

Poppy Seed Overdose Prompts Lawsuit

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The parents of a Fayetteville man who died of a morphine overdose after drinking tea he made from poppy seeds he ordered from Amazon are suing the online retailer and Sincerely Nuts Inc. of New York, which marketed and sold the 5-pound bag of poppy seeds. read more >

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

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Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >

US Consumer Confidence Weakens in March

US Consumer Confidence Weakens in March

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American consumers were feeling less confident this month amid continued volatility in the financial markets. The Conference Board reports that its consumer confidence index fell to 124.1 in March from 131.4 in February. read more >

Row Between Owners Doomed Blue Canoe Brewing

Row Between Owners Doomed Blue Canoe Brewing

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Blue Canoe Brewing, the nanobrewery in east Little Rock with the taproom, is no more. A founder's lawsuit gives some hints into the troubles that doomed the five-year-old dream that began on Kickstarter. read more >

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

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The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

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Despite a hospitality background, Capi Peck didn't start out to be a restaurateur. Nonetheless, she opened Trio's in 1986 and has since become a leader not just in the local restaurant industry, but also on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >

Rocky's Pub Eyes Sherwood Location

Rocky's Pub Eyes Sherwood Location

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Rocky's Togo (pronounced “to-go”), a takeout place that succeeded Rocky's Pub, a North Little Rock restaurant with something of a cult following attributable largely to its Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, appears poised to open a full sit-down restaurant at the former Jo Jos Bar-B-Q in Sherwood. read more >

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

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Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.) read more >