Restaurants & Food Archive

From Potables to Pot, ABC Chief Doralee Chandler Stays Focused

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Doralee Chandler, the director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, says the “unknowns” in the state's new medical marijuana industry are challenging.

Companies Break Ground on $10M Argenta Office Building

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/6/2019 10:05 am

Taggart Architects of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau break ground on their $10 million, 25,000-SF office building at 600 Main St. in North Little Rock.

Marlon Blackwell Raises Bar on Framework of Arkansas Architecture

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Marlon Blackwell , the Fayetteville architect, admits he sees little downside in being famous, as long as he remembers where he came from.

OK Foods Puts Illinois Supplier On Ice

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith has sued its dry ice supplier for allegedly ruining more than 300,000 pounds of its poultry product.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Listen to The People (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/25/2019 12:00 am

The people of Pope County have been clear: They don't want a casino.

Chenal Rehabilitation Sells For $5.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/25/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Stein & Associates of Fort Smith bought the Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

Randolph County Sells Alcohol After 70-Year Ban

by Associated Press 2/22/2019 09:40 am

Alcohol sales are now legal in a northeastern Arkansas county after residents approved a measure to lift a 70-year-old ban on sales.

A&P Commissions Watching Tax Case on Online Booking

by Mark Friedman 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Websites collect tax on rooms based on customer's price, not the price paid to hotels.

As Casinos Come to Arkansas, All Ships Look for Lift

by Marty Cook 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Jim Shamburger owns the Best Western Winner Circle Inn just across the street from Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs. When Oaklawn announced in mid-November its plans for a $100 million expansion on site to include a 200-room hotel, an 28,000-SF casino and a 14,000-SF events center, Shamburger couldn't have been happier.

Slim Chickens Passes $100M Milestone

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Slim Chickens passed $100 million in revenue during 2018, says company CEO and co-founder Tom Gordon.

El Dorado A&P Leaves Light On Hotel Revenues

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Candlewood Suites in El Dorado is the city's top hotel by gross receipts, according to a list released by the El Dorado Advertising & Promotion Commission.

U.S. Travel & Tourism Economic Impact Reported at $1.5 Trillion

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

The total contribution of travel and tourism to gross domestic product in the United States was $1.5 trillion in 2017, or 7.7 percent of GDP.

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.

In Buyers' Market, Little Rock Office Towers Look to Sell

by George Waldon 2/11/2019 12:00 am

With several big pieces of the downtown Little Rock skyline in play, it's a tower buyer's market. Amid a stagnant office market, for-sale signs are competing with space for rent. Leading the way is the 24-story Bank of America Plaza.

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.

Partner in John Daly Steakhouse Venture Files for Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The minority partner in the failed John Daly Steakhouse project in Conway recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, listing $4.7 million in debts.

Mini-Storage Transaction Surpasses $8.3M Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/11/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Self-Storage Capital Partners of Philadelphia bought the 574-unit mini-storage project in midtown Little Rock.

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:30 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards.

Arby's Combo Sold for $7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Affiliates of a Tulsa-based franchisee sold four Arby's in central Arkansas for a combined $7 million.