El Sur Avenue Foods homeowners Luis Vasquez and Darren Strayhorn, who have been serving reliable Honduran and other Latin American food out of a food trailer, are shifting into the previous Esters, 1214 Principal St., in Minimal Rock’s South Main community. Focus on to open up is someday this summer time. Vasquez, a indigenous of Honduras who was set to grow to be a U.S. citizen this week, and Strayhorn be expecting to extend their menu, which presently focuses on signature baleadas (identical to El Salvadoran pupusas and Mexican-American delicate tacos, grilled, thick flour or corn tortillas folded above refried black beans and white farmers cheese), tacos and arepas. The spot will have “ample seating” and a entire bar, according to a information launch. “We have invested a great deal of time with the truck in SoMa and it is an location that is house to us,” Vasquez states. We are informed to comply with development on El Sur’s Fb page (fb.com/elsurstreetfoodco) and Instagram (instagram.com/elsurstreetfoodco). Oh, and do not confuse, as we did at first, El Sur with Tren al Sur, a Venezuelan food stuff truck that also specializes in arepas.
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So this is for actual: The long-awaited Whataburger outlet at 49 U.S. 79 North in Magnolia opened March 31, a few of weeks previously than a mid-April estimate previously presented by Brian Gingrass, the San Antonio-primarily based chain’s regional supervisor. It attributes “a point out-of-the-art kitchen, double travel-via lanes and an open up eating space,” according to a information launch within, a customized-made mural depicts Magnolia landmarks, such as Southern Arkansas College and Magnolia Higher Faculty. It is really open 24/7 for dine-in, carry-out and travel-thru assistance, with self-serve kiosks. The cellular phone variety is (870) 626-4263. Whataburger has two locations in Fayetteville and 1 each in Rogers, Springdale and Texarkana (but not a person in Russellville, wherever Feltner’s Whatta-burger is not linked in any way to the chain).
And this a single was an April Fool’s joke: an “distinctive” from a world wide web outlet called #FunTV that surfaced Friday on Fb (with emendations hither and yon), and all of it — except the point out of the Magnolia outlet, which, of study course, is for true — spurious, phony and untrue (and with awful punctuation):
“Whataburger President & CEO, Ed Nelson has confirmed to #FunTV it is really strategies to open four much more Whataburger spots in Arkansas. The decision was built right after an mind-boggling response from you, our viewers, to Wednesday’s article on the opening of the most recent Whataburger locale in Magnolia, Arkansas on Thursday, March 31st.
“In an exceptional job interview only to #FunTV, Nelson mentioned he is grateful for the enthusiasm Arkansans have for the Texas-dependent foods chain and he sees a definite marketplace for it really is burgers in Arkansas. … Nelson confirmed the firm’s intent to open locations in Arkansas in the next metropolitan areas: Very little Rock, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, and Fort Smith. Nelson claimed in a phone interview with #FunTV that even more purchaser needs in Arkansas will figure out regardless of whether the firm expands to more destinations in the course of the Condition of Arkansas. …
“Design of the next Whataburger spot is reported to start off June 2022 in Minimal Rock at a former web-site owned by a previous restaurant that was designed a few yrs back on 1.40 acres. Whataburger purchased the house yesterday for $2,795,000, which is $536,000 less than the asking selling price of $3,331,000. Nelson claimed it was a intelligent move for the firm given that the assets was by now a food stuff chain restaurant. He stated prospects can count on that spot to open by August 1st.”
Other variations of this pinpointed the locale as the DQ at 12th Road and College Avenue, which, by the way, has not closed, nor are there any designs by franchisee You Scream Holdings, LLC to offer it or flip it into a Whataburger. Nor are there any programs, at least latest ones, to open Whataburger stores in Pine Bluff, Jonesboro or Fort Smith.
We expended all working day Friday and even into the weekend stomping on this a person. Sorry, Whataburger admirers who fell for it.
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The Toasted Yolk Cafe, a Houston-centered, brunch-centered chain and franchise procedure, has declared, by using Facebook (fb.com/TheToastedYolk), 10 new areas opening “this Spring & Summer!!” throughout the South, together with 1 in Small Rock. The site, thetoastedyolk.com (in which you can also check out the menu), confirms that a “Small Rock, AR” site is “Coming Soon,” but does not, as it does with a number of other pending locations, listing a road deal with. Having said that, a single of our eagle-eyed correspondents tells us meals web site The Mighty Rib reports it truly is heading into the 17000 block of Chenal Parkway, throughout from the Promenade on Chenal. The chain indicates you check out its social media shops “for grand opening dates and function details.”
Speaking of brunch franchises, we are awaiting an update from Ben Brainard on the development of Little Rock’s very first Massive Negative Breakfast, in the former Arvest Lender making at West Markham Avenue and Bowman Road, driving David’s Burgers, which originally had a target opening for “early 2022.” On its web-site, bigbadbreakfast.com, the Birmingham, Ala.-centered chain nevertheless lists Minimal Rock as “coming soon.”
And talking of chains and the Promenade at Chenal, Tiny Rock’s initial Sullivan’s Steakhouse is established to open up these days on agenda in the previous Del Frisco’s Grille, 17707 Chenal Parkway. Several hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The telephone variety is (501) 817-3971. sullivanssteakhouse.com.
The Coffee Corner, in a former laundromat in a strip middle at 9823 Maumelle Blvd., North Minimal Rock, has opened. The menu is made up of coffee, espresso drinks and sweet and savory croissants. Hrs are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 420-1127.
And talking of espresso shops, we have confirmed that The Fantastic News, “coming quickly” to the Promenade at Chenal, 17711 Chenal Parkway, Very little Rock, will in actuality be a purveyor of espresso. The purchasing heart site website page, chenalshopping.com/merchants/the-fantastic-information, carries a logo that proclaims “Excellent Coffee and Very good Vibes.” No timeline on when we can anticipate it to be open up, or call info the place we can obtain out.
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