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A waiter robot brings orders to diners at the Gran Caffè Rapallo restaurant in Italy in 2019
Restaurants & Food

Are Robot Waiters The Future? Some Restaurants Think So

Sales of them have been growing rapidly in recent years, with tens of thousands now gliding through dining rooms worldwide. read more >
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The Consumer’s Political Influence (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Just one segment of consumerism, political consumers are defined as those who purchase or choose not to purchase for political reasons certain goods and services. read more >
The Shred-It facility at 1201 Murphy Drive in Maumelle. (Parcel lines approximate and shown for illustration only.)
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Maumelle Industrial Facility Sold for $5.6MLock Icon

A shredding property, apartments and homes form this week’s quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions. read more >
Future Chick-fil-A properties at Broadway and Seventh streets in downtown Little Rock. (Parcel lines approximate and shown for illustration only.)
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Chick-fil-A Carves Up Parcels for New Little Rock LocationLock Icon

A piece of the proposed Chick-fil-A site in downtown Little Rock is now in place after a $550,000 transaction. read more >
The popularity of chicken sandwiches at fast-food and similar restaurants, such as this one from Popeyes, continues to grow.
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Chicken Sandwich: The Ultimate ComfortLock Icon

Fried chicken may be the ultimate comfort food. And we all need comfort now more than ever. read more >
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Northwest Arkansas on Bucket’s ListLock Icon

Francis Hwang, co-founder and president of the startup Bucket, moved to Fayetteville in mid-August in preparation for the company’s launch in spring 2018. read more >
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Modern Storage Draws $3.3M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Modern Storage Maumelle Blvd LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased its namesake at 9100 Maumelle Blvd. The seller is JWL I Ltd., led by William Titus. read more >
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Maumelle Chick-fil-A Set to Open by SeptemberLock Icon

Carter Tucker is giving up his Chick-fil-A in McCain Mall in North Little Rock to devote all his energies to the new restaurant at 113 Commons Drive in Maumelle. read more >
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Chick-fil-A Confirms Third Rogers LocationLock Icon

A Chick-fil-A spokeswoman said groundbreaking at the site will be this fall and the restaurant is scheduled to open for business in the spring of 2018. The location will employ at least 80. read more >
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Chick-fil-A Coming to Pinnacle Hills in Rogers

The popular fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A appears headed to a spot in the Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers. read more >
A rendering of a Chick-fil-A inside the airport.
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Change In the Air at Clinton National Airport

Renovations at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock are coming at a time when other airports are starting to look more like shopping malls. read more >
A rendering of a Chili's restaurant inside the airport.
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Chick-fil-A, Chili’s on Tap for Clinton National Airport

Chick-fil-A and Chili's are coming to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, pending approval by the airport's commission. read more >
A Little Rock Chick-fil-A is under construction after a $1.8 million land deal.
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Chick-fil-A Site Rings Up $1.8 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

Chick-fil-A Inc. of Atlanta purchased the 2.34-acre site at the southwest corner of Bass Pro Drive and Interstate 30 Frontage Road from Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC of Springfield, Missouri. read more >
The first chicken store acquired by Wallace Fowler in 1965 in Jonesboro (above) was relocated to new quarters.
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Fowler Foods Cheers Colonel Sanders’ Return to KFC

After selling all but a handful of its stores in 1985, Fowler Foods Inc. has deepened its commitment to KFC and rebuilt its status as a leading franchise holder. read more >
Chick-fil-A has room for another location in Little Rock with its purchase of 2.34 acres on Bass Pro Drive near the Gateway Town Center.
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Chick-fil-A Selects Strip of Gateway Town Center

An eatery site at Little Rock’s Gateway Town Center, a dental development in North Little Rock and rural acreage in southeast Pulaski County provide our trio of million-dollar deals. read more >
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Chef Shuttle Beefs Up Its Catering

Chef Shuttle is investing heavily in its catering service, adding three dedicated catering managers to its staff of more than 25. read more >
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Chef Shuttle Forms Partnership with Chick-fil-A

Chef Shuttle will begin offering Chick-fil-A delivery throughout central Arkansas, with both companies hoping to expand the relationship to multiple markets in the near future. read more >
Controversy didn't seem to dent the numbers on Chik-fil-A's 2012. Shown above from left, senior vice-president Bubba Cathy, founder Truett Cathy and president/CEO Dan Cathy.
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Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Has Died

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage. read more >
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Conway’s Second Chick-fil-A Opens Thursday

After 10 years with only one location, Conway's second Chick-fil-A opens Thursday at 2510 Prince St. The restaurant will employ 60 workers, and have seating for 139 patrons indoors and another 40 outside. read more >
The Boyle Building at 500 Main St.
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Boyle Redevelopment Starts With $4.6M Buy (Real Deals)

An Aloft Hotel project is trailing the $4.6 million sale of a 12-story building in downtown Little Rock. A Chick-fil-A restaurant in midtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.87 million. And ownership of a 10,791-SF retail project in west Little Rock was consolidated in a $345,000 transaction. read more >