Tagged: National Restaurant Association

Shoppers, Workers Clash Over Post-Pandemic Expectations

Shoppers, Workers Clash Over Post-Pandemic Expectations

Restaurants & Food

There's a disconnect between customers who want to shop and dine like they used to during pre-pandemic times and exhausted employees who no longer want to work those long hours — a push-pull that is only being heightened during the busy holiday shopping season. read more >

U.S. Restaurant Sales Continue to Rise

U.S. Restaurant Sales Continue to Rise

Restaurants & Food

Sales in eating and drinking establishments in the United States continue to trend upward as pandemic capacity restrictions are eased and more Americans are vaccinated. read more >

Survey Shows Arkansas Restaurants Still Hurting

Survey Shows Arkansas Restaurants Still Hurting

Restaurants & Food

A new survey by Arkansas Hospitality Association finds restaurants in the state making dramatically less money than in the same time last year, and more than a third are considering closing until the pandemic passes. read more >

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

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By now you’ve heard that the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau has cut 39 positions — 35 full time and four part time. A look at the accompanying chart will give you a good idea why. read more >

Staying Alive: Restaurateurs Trim & Retool

Staying Alive: Restaurateurs Trim & Retool

Restaurants & Food

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting most business sectors hard, but few have been hit harder than the restaurant industry. A disease best fought by isolating people is antithetical to a business model based on breaking bread together. 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 >

Restaurant Sales in Arkansas To Top $4 Billion

Restaurant Sales in Arkansas To Top $4 Billion

Restaurants & Food

Restaurant industry sales nationwide were expected to reach almost $783 billion in 2016, while restaurant sales in Arkansas last year were projected at $4.3 billion, according to the National Restaurant Association. read more >

Restaurant Industry Growing in U.S., Arkansas

Restaurant Industry Growing in U.S., Arkansas

Restaurants & Food

U.S. restaurants will record sales of $782.7 billion in 2016 and employ 14.4 million, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast, released late last month. read more >