Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch, headquartered in Orange City, Iowa, is opening a location in Conway this summer.

Construction has started at 950 Covington Way, across Dave Ward Drive from DeBoard Electronics and C2 Powersports.

This will be the first location in Arkansas.

Founded by Adrie Groeneweg in Hull, Iowa, in 1981, the restaurant features three crust sizes and thicknesses, three sauce choices and over 20 toppings.

A variety of specialty pizzas—the Prairie, Bronco, Stampede, Roundup, Trailblazer and others—are available or guests can create their own.

In 1987, Pizza Ranch added “The Country’s Best Chicken” to the menu.

Crispy ranch chicken is available in different size dinners or ranch packs.

Ranch packs are also available for pizza or a combination of both chicken and pizza.

Pizza Ranch offers “Buffet Your Way” which allows buffet guests to request their favorite pizza and have the first slice delivered right to the table.

The buffet includes pizza, their crispy chicken, fresh salads and sides plus dessert pizzas.

There are a variety of fruit dessert pizzas as well as “Cactus Bread,” a cinnamon streusel pizza with icing.

Roux’s Cajun Creole

Roux’s Cajun Creole has been transformed into a sports bar.

Two big screen televisions and several other televisions line the back wall for sports fans to watch their favorite games.

Four pool tables have been added along with a modern juke box that allows you to pick your own tunes.

The menu has also been expanded to include a wide selection of burgers, nachos and pizzas as well as a variety of other sandwiches and appetizers.

The Cajun/Creole dishes are still there if you have a craving for those.

Burge’s Hickory Smoked Turkeys and Hams

A call to Burge’s Hickory Smoked Turkeys and Hams revealed that they are shooting for an April opening for their new Conway location next to Acxiom.

Jeff Boyles is the owner and is very excited about opening the Conway location.

Originating in Lewisville, Arkansas, in 1962, Burge's opened a restaurant in The Heights in Little Rock in 1974.

They serve smoked meats and BBQ, catfish, burgers and more.

The smoked turkey salad is one of their best-selling items.

The business also ships smoked meats and the fixings through its website, smokedturkeys.com.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurant officially opened Feb. 11 but has been having a Sneak Preview Celebration since Feb. 7.

The restaurant, located at the entrance to Lewis Crossing features gourmet burgers, towering onion rings and Bottomless Steak Fries.

Red Robin began in the 1940s near the University of Washington at a restaurant called Sam’s Tavern.

Sam, the owner, loved to sing “When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along” as part of a barbershop quartet so he changed the name of his restaurant to Sam’s Red Robin.

The restaurant was franchised in 1979.