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Justin Hurty, general manager at The Root Cafe in Little Rock delivers a curbside order to a customer.
Business Services / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Staley Technologies Helps Restaurants Shift Models

Restaurants have turned to technology to help them adapt and survive during the pandemic, and Staley Technologies of Little Rock has been right there with them. read more >
Ted Herget, the owner of Gearhead Outfitters of Jonesboro.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

In Coronavirus Outbreak, Arkansas Businesses Fight for Their FutureLock Icon

The voices of small-business owners in Arkansas betray their anxiety, even anguish approaching grief, as they fight for their future — and a future for their employees — in a world upended by a deadly pandemic. read more >
The exterior of the future Big Orange Northwest at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.
Construction / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

Big Orange Ready to Blossom in RogersLock Icon

The Big Orange restaurant in Rogers will have its soft opening — serving staff and friends and family — this week and will open to the public the week after. read more >
The exterior of the future Big Orange Northwest at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.
Restaurants & Food

Yellow Rocket to Open Big Orange in Rogers

Little Rock restaurant group Yellow Rocket Concepts says it will open a Big Orange in Rogers, its first restaurant outside central Arkansas. read more >
Scott McGehee
Restaurants & Food

Yellow Rocket Concepts Eyes Northwest Arkansas, Barbecue

Scott McGehee, executive chef and partner at Yellow Rocket Concepts of Little Rock, says there are no new restaurants in the works right now, but he's looking to northwest Arkansas and barbecue as he considers growth. read more >
Russ McDonough has bought out Herren Hickingbotham’s share of the five Big Orange/Local Lime/ZaZa restaurants.
Restaurants & Food

Change-up Served in Ownership of Big Orange Restaurant Group

The ownership picture of the burgeoning Big Orange/Local Lime/ZaZa empire has changed with the purchase by Little Rock businessman Russ McDonough of Herren Hickingbotham’s share in the restaurants. read more >
Little Rock’s second Big Orange burger joint should open this spring. 
Construction / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Big Orange Lays Foundation for Second Location in Midtown

The restaurateurs behind ZaZa, Local Lime and Big Orange in Little Rock plan to open a second, revised version of Big Orange in mid-June on University Avenue in Little Rock. read more >
A 7,500-SF Apple Store is scheduled to open Aug. 20 at The Promenade at Chenal in west Little Rock. The store is part of a backlog of tenants generating new activity.

Retail Leasing Activity Regains Momentum

Retail occupancy improved from 89.4 percent to nearly 91.2 percent, according to the affiliation of local commercial real estate professionals who pool sales and leasing information for office, retail and industrial properties. read more >