Ryan Hamra, owner of Central Arkansas's Blue Coast Burrito franchises, has opened a coffee and gelato cafe called Gelattes in the rear of the Blue Coast at 14810 Cantrell Road. This is the first of a concept Hamra hopes to franchise. The cafe's hours are 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily (expect expanded hours during the holidays). The phone number is 868-5247 and the website is gellattes.com.
As our Eat Arkansas blog reported, David's Butcher Boy Burgers opened recently in Conway at 1100 Highway 65 North in the former home of Fazoli's. The restaurant is the latest in the burgeoning Butcher Burger Boys chain that includes two locations in Russellville, one in Magnolia and one coming in El Dorado. The Conway outlet is managed by Butcher Boy founder David Bubbus' son, David Bubbus Jr. The phone number for David's is 501-327-3333, though the restaurant isn't currently taking call-in orders. Hours are 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Also migrating from Russellville to Conway: PattiCakes, the bakery adjacent and tied to the Russellville Stoby's, is scheduled to open behind the Conway Stoby's on Nov. 11.