Laurie Lowe, the franchise owner of Five Guys Burgers and Fries in North Little Rock, hopes to open a Little Rock franchise by June in a strip mall being built at 13000 Chenal. The Little Rock eatery will be 2,500 square feet and feature a patio. Lowe, who owns the rights to build eight franchises in Arkansas, says she's currently eyeing locations in Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Rogers and Conway.
Terry's Finer Foods, in the Heights, is shooting for early March to open an adjacent restaurant. In the meantime, the chef is cooking breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and offering sandwiches the rest of the day, Monday through Saturday, behind the deli-counter.
We couldn't get anyone to go on record about an opening date, but Bar Louie, a national tavern and grill chain, has filed a plumbing permit for the space in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center that formerly housed Crew. We'll let you know when the official word comes. Until then, more about Bar Louie can found at www.restaurants-america.com/barlouie/.