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[18 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,570 views]
Franke’s — an Arkansas institution since 1919

Franke’s is one of the oldest restaurants in this state and is still going strong.
With two full locations in Little Rock and a carryout facility downtown, the cafeteria-style restaurant is alive in well in 2011. Yes, the place has had a wildly varied set of locations over the years in that it was originally located downtown and spun off into several locations after the original restaurant shut it’s doors in 1960 — Hot Springs, Fort Smith, McCain Mall in North Little Rock and the gone (but not forgotten) University Mall …

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[3 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 4,522 views]
Dixie Cafe — not bad for one of those corporate chain restaurants

While some chain restaurants are criticized for serving up bland and “safe” meals calculated to appeal to the masses, the Dixie Cafe is a bit different.
Is it a corporate chain? Certainly. Dixie Cafe is based in Little Rock and has 16 locations here in Arkansas and one in Memphis (my family and I live close to the one in Benton and we’ve been there often). Ah, but here’s what’s different about Dixie Cafe — this is a regional chain that operates all over the Natural State and, as such, ought …