It’s time for another update on the activity in the Fayetteville restaurant world.
It looks like a Texas-based burger chain is coming to town, a downtown burger joint is moving into a food truck, and a couple places closed their doors recently.
Here’s what we know.
It’s not official yet, but we’re hearing that Texas-based burger chain Whataburger will soon open its
first second Arkansas location in Fayetteville.
According to a source, the restaurant is planning a store across from McDonald’s next to Town & Country Liquor on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and could be eying a second location on Joyce Boulevard as well.
Whataburger officials wouldn’t confirm the news, and gave us only the following:
“Whataburger is consistently looking at new locations to better serve our customers. There are a number of factors that go into our decision to build a new restaurant and if we ever do decide to open a restaurant in Fayetteville, we’ll be happy to share the news at the appropriate time. For now, we appreciate the interest from Fayetteville residents and hope to serve them at one of our other restaurants when possible.”
– James Turcotte, senior vice president for Whataburger Real Estate
Felter Brothers closed its original location on West Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 15.
According to a video released by Travis, Chase, and Grant Feltner in late November, the plan is to open a food truck to take the place of the downtown location sometime in 2014.
Feltner Brothers will continue to operate at 2768 N. College Ave.
Twin Kitchen has been “closed for remodeling” since Dec. 2.
According to a post on their Facebook page, the plan was to re-open on Dec. 10, but the restaurant is still not open for business.
Our attempts to get in touch with the ownership of the establishment have so far been unsuccessful.
Spring Rolls Vietnamese Bistro
Spring Rolls Vietnamese Bistro has closed its doors after less than a year in business in uptown Fayetteville.
The restaurant was located at 745 E. Joyce Blvd., and was affiliated with the still-open Bentonville-based Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Thanh.
HuHot Mongolian Grill
As we reported late last week, HuHot Mongolian Grill is now closed.
The restaurant’s last day of business was Wednesday, Dec. 11.
A statement on the company’s website confirmed the closure:
“We regretfully announce that the Fayetteville HuHot will be closing for business,” officials stated. “If you have gift cards or loyalty rewards, you have until then to use them at the Fayetteville HuHot. After that date, they will, of course, still be valid at any other HuHot.”