Food

  Krystal coming to Caraway Road

Krystal, along with its pups, chiks, and chili cheese fries, is returning to Jonesboro.

Pizza Hut adds Beyond Meat to its menu

Phillip Ashley Chocolates on Oprah’s Favorite Things list

  ABC overturns director’s denial of Old Country Store’s liquor permit

  Food pantry needs donations ahead of holiday season

  Family-owned restaurant decides to pursue alcohol permit

  Restaurant owners concerned about surviving winter months despite loosened restrictions

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Watermelon chunks sold at Walmart recalled

Agriculture to be protected from foreign espionage, bill’s sponsors say with new bill

Little Debbie to release Oatmeal Creme Pie cereal

  New restaurant coming to Jonesboro

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid to open first Wahlburgers Wild restaurant

  A-State offering dining options

Kroger recalls cheese dips due to possible salmonella contamination

Kroger Delta Division is recalling some cheese dips sold in its deli departments due to a potential salmonella contamination.

Bite Squad increases delivery zones across Jonesboro

Bite Squad, a food delivery service in Jonesboro, announced Tuesday that they doubled their food delivery zones across the city of Jonesboro

  A-State Food Pantry and Food Bank of NEA give back through USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance program

The A-State Food Pantry and the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas helped feed Region 8 Thursday.

  ADH: “No one path” for restaurant compliance

When it comes to enforcing the Arkansas Department of Health’s COVID-19 directives for restaurants and bars, there’s little inspectors can do.

  Iconic New Orleans restaurant K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen permanently closed due to COVID-19

  Bar owners react to new Shelby County health directive

  Shelby County restaurants asked to help with contact tracing

Bagged salad recall expands to Walmart amid cyclospora outbreak

Some bagged salads recalled amid cyclospora outbreak

  Paragould business receives grant during pandemic

  COVID-19 threatens production, safety in ‘salad bowl of the world’

In Monterey County, Calif., home to an area known as the “salad bowl of the world,” 38 percent of all confirmed COVID-19 cases are agricultural workers, which could impact the supply of lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other vegetables that you may be consuming daily.

  Lost Pizza expands with new Hilltop location

Lost Pizza Co. is taking over the current Newk’s location at Hilltop, and they expect to open in September of 2020.

  Chicken Salad Chick ready to reopen

After suffering major damage in the March 28 tornado and weathering COVID-19, Chicken Salad Chick is reopening its doors.

School district cancels meal program after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The district announced via social media Wednesday it would discontinue distributing meals.

Murdock’s to close Paragould location

A little more than 5 years after it opened, a Paragould fish house has shut its doors.

  Former Perkins restaurant to be demolished

Sad news for those who have cherished memories of going to Perkins Restaurant on Caraway for a slice of their French silk pie.

  Restaurant ensuring “best safety protocols” upon reopening

Restaurants around Northeast Arkansas are working day and night to prepare for their May 11 COVID restriction lift as one restaurant owner says they’re ready to get back to work.

Captain D’s damaged in early morning fire

Captain D’s suffered extensive damage Friday morning after a fire broke out inside the restaurant.

City Youth Ministries receives generous donation from the community

After reaching out on Facebook, City Youth Ministries received a generous donation from the community that they never expected.

  Trolley car removed from former Spaghetti Warehouse

Ready for a walk down Memory Lane? The old trolley car inside the Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Memphis was removed last weekend.

  Historic restaurant gets a new look

A historical restaurant in Paragould known for their hot food and atmosphere get a new taste for its appearance.

McDonald’s serving free meals to healthcare workers, first responders

McDonald’s announced Tuesday it would provide free meals to America’s healthcare workers and first responders.

China compiles new list of animals OK to eat; dogs reclassified as pets

The list of animals that can be farmed for meat includes dietary staples like pigs, cows, chickens and sheep.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

Gator giveaway raises $166,400 for local food banks

A Wynne woman won a new John Deere Gator Saturday, but her ticket, along with thousands of others, will help feed hungry children in Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

Study: Arkansas city ranked one of the unhealthiest in the nation

In a recent study, Fort Smith, Ark. ranked as one of the most unhealthy cities in the nation.

  A Better Region 8: Making sure children have something to eat

Right here in the breadbasket of the world, one in four children does not have enough to eat.

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat wins over KFC

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat is getting a thumbs down from Tim Hortons but a thumbs up from KFC.

Wienermobile runs afoul of the law in Wisconsin

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was pulled over by a Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy recently for not following the state’s Move Over Law.

Kream Kastle in Blytheville a finalist for Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

A popular Region 8 restaurant is a finalist for the 2020 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.

  Restaurant donates to local organizations, families

A Greene County restaurant gives back to their community by using a tip jar, but it’s going to help meet the need in a different way.

Cheesecake Factory releasing cheesecake flavored ice cream

Dreams really do come true because the Cheesecake Factory is turning its famous cheesecake into ice cream.

  New Year’s meal sells out at restaurant

Many traditionalists across the nation ate a very hearty meal Wednesday, one local business sold out.

Cece’s® Veggie Co. brand ramen recalled for potential Listeria contamination

Company officials said no other Cece’s brand products are subject to this recall.

  How to avoid ‘holiday heart syndrome’

“Holiday heart syndrome” was coined in 1978 to describe the dramatic increase in patients going to the emergency room complaining of irregular heart rhythms during the holidays.

  55,000 pounds of El Monterey breakfast burritos recalled

Before you bite into that breakfast burrito, make sure it hasn’t been recalled.

Krispy Kreme offering a dozen doughnuts for $1 on 12/12

Krispy Kreme is providing customers a big discount ahead of what it calls the “Day of the Dozens.”

Bite Squad gobbles up local food delivery service

The consolidation, according to a news release, means customers will have more than 70 restaurants to choose from, with more expected to be added in the coming weeks.

Craighead Co. health inspections, Nov. 25-Dec. 5

Craighead County health inspectors filed the following reports between Nov. 25 and Dec. 5.

Report: US may face French fry shortage, higher prices due to poor potato crop

Potato processors in the United States have turned to foreign producers to help make up the loss.

  Community Thanksgiving meal provides food, chance to help those less fortunate

A couple of siblings who have participated in this event for the past four years says they look forward to helping out each year.

  Community churches prepare for community Thanksgiving meal

Turkey, dressing, desserts and much more will be delivered and served to the hungry, homeless and lonely on Thanksgiving Day.

Craighead Co. health inspections, Nov. 18-22

Craighead County health inspectors filed the following reports during the week ending Nov. 22.

Taco Bell wants you to put its chicken tacos in a blender and serve as bisque this Thanksgiving

No, really. That’s exactly what the recipe says.

Free community dinner set for ‘the hungry, the homeless, and the lonely’

Know anyone in need of a free Thanksgiving meal?

  New survey reveals least popular items at Thanksgiving dinner table

The online Harris Poll of more than 2,000 adults found 68 percent of Americans secretly dislike a classic Thanksgiving food, but they eat it anyway out of tradition.

Recall Alert: Frozen berries possibly contaminated with Hepatitis A

Packages of frozen raspberries and mixed berries sold at Aldi stores throughout the country are being recalled because they could be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Fuzz fundraising for food bank with Jonesboro police

Jonesboro police officers got the go-ahead to grow out their beards for a good cause.

‘Y’all’ … it’s back: Popeyes chicken sandwich returns this weekend

A tweet from the fast food chain trumpets the news that the sandwich will be back on Sunday.

Toxic chemicals found in 95 percent of tested baby foods, study finds

In the study, 168 baby foods from major manufacturers were tested, and 95 percent contained lead, 73 percent contained arsenic, 75 percent contained cadmium and 32 percent contained mercury.

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

The ice cream company says it has increased production “to meet the unbelievable demand” for the flavor.

  Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms).

  Blytheville Food Pantry low on supplies for holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and a local non-profit is calling out for help to feed families in need.

Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns

According to the FDA,. there may be a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, which “is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

Walmart offering free grocery delivery now until Oct. 31

Walmart is waiving its grocery delivery service fee now through Halloween.

ABC director approves multiple private club permits

The director of Arkansas’s Alcoholic Beverage Control gave the go-ahead to several Jonesboro restaurants to sell liquor.

  Texas Roadhouse set to open next month

Texas Roadhouse is set to open next month in Jonesboro.

Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity.

  Heaps of rice plates served as Rice Month kicks off

Tractors with grain are coming out of fields and rice harvest is in full swing; Miss Craighead County Rice served those willing to eat a serving of rice.

  Annual celebration expected to bring out thousands to Batesville

Smokin' on the White BBQ Contest to Take Place at 76th White River Water Carnival

  Nick Vergos of Rendezvous remembered as ‘amazing, inspirational’ person

Nick Vergos, co-owner of Rendezvous, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5.

‘Fussy eater’ goes blind after diet of white bread, Pringles and French fries

To prevent similar cases, researchers are urging doctors to ask patients about their dietary history as part of routine examinations.

Blue Bell releases new Salted Caramel Cookie ice cream

The new ice cream won't be around for long.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

The best chicken sandwich debate has heated up!

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach due to a possible salmonella risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to the menu

Chick-fil-A is adding mac and cheese to its menu across the US.

The wait is over! Spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s

In the most highly-anticipated return to a fast food restaurant’s menu, spicy nuggets are officially back at Wendy’s.

Where to find deals for National Chicken Wing Day

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day.