Restaurants & Food Archive

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2018

by Gwen Moritz 1/7/2019 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2018.

A Strong Economy Means Big Sales This Holiday

by Associated Press 12/27/2018 06:55 am

Retail sales rose 5.1 percent between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 from a year ago, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse,

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas' business world.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018.

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201.

Doctors, Lawyers and Lauren James Big Online Draws in 2018

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A March 19 follow-up to a Whispers column item about the firing of CARTI'S highest-paid oncologist was the most-read story of the year on The Whisper item itself, which was published just hours earlier, was a close second.

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Shreveport Hotelier's $5.7M Springdale Deal (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A Shreveport hotel group made its second foray into the northwest Arkansas market, paying $5.75 million for the Marriott Residence Inn on South 48th Street in Springdale.

Dave's Place Marks 25 Years In Heart of Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Restaurateur David Williams has seen a lot of change in downtown Little Rock since he opened Dave's Place on Dec. 20, 1993. And yet in the notoriously difficult restaurant business, Dave's Place has reached its 25th anniversary.

Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists.

Northwest Hills Hosts $7 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A suburban Chicago company purchased the 35-year-old, 128-unit apartment project from an affiliate of Maxus Properties of North Kansas City, Missouri.

Chef Todd Gold Still Hungry With Appetite for Instruction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Todd Gold started as a dishwasher at Bruno's Little Italy in 1988. By 18, he was kitchen manager. After graduating from La Maison Meridian, the Memphis Culinary Academy, in 1993, he was a sous chef and executive chef for hotels, country clubs and restaurants in the Little Rock area.

Is Your Company Prepared for Minimum Wage Hike? (Jane Kim Commentary)

by Jane A. Kim 12/20/2018 10:25 am

Arkansans voted in November to increase the state's minimum hourly wage rate by $2.50 over the next three years. Here's what employers can do to prepare.

Henry Award Finalists Named for Tourism Honors

by Kyle Massey 12/19/2018 04:21 pm

From zombies to Lum & Abner, an eclectic lineup of finalists is up for honors at the 2019 Henry Awards for tourism promotion, to be presented at the 45th Annual Arkansas Conference on Tourism in February in Hot Springs.

SPONSORED: Have A Healthy Holiday Without Foregoing Favorites

by 12/19/2018 07:02 am

Paying attention to portions, medication interactions, can make for a more happy and satisfying season.

Clarion Resort Hotel Set for $20M Renovation, DoubleTree Rebranding

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 03:50 pm

The Clarion Resort on the Lake hotel on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs will close in January for a $20 million renovation that will turn it into a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

Windsor Capital Alleges Al Rajabi Diverted Funds from Four Points to Arlington

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Windsor Capital Ltd. has sued Al Rajabi and Sonal Patel over the handling of money in connection with the operation and redevelopment of midtown Little Rock's Clarion Hotel into the Four Points by Sheraton.

Brandon Group Sues After Losing St. Anthony's Land Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 12:00 am

A Bentonville real estate firm is suing in Benton County Circuit Court after it said it was cut out of a deal for property that eventually sold for $1.3 million.

The Best Time to Nudge Your Employees to Save (Sarah Catherine Gutierrez Commentary)

by Sarah Catherine Gutierrez 12/17/2018 12:00 am

People will save money if we can first make it easy and then ask them to save.