Restaurant news: Kona Coast, Zuppa Zuppa, Flying Burrito and more

There has been quite a bit of action in the Fayetteville restaurant world over the last few weeks.

Two new food trucks are open in the Yacht Club, a new pizza chain opened in town, and a Fayetteville-based pizza joint will soon expand to the west side of town.

Here’s what we know about the restaurants that have opened, closed, or will soon open in Fayetteville.

Kona Coast

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A new taco trailer called Kona Coast opened last month in the Yacht Club on College, a mobile business park at the corner of College Avenue and Trenton Boulevard.

The restaurant, owned by locals Abbie Rose and Marcia Stuart, specializes in a simple menu featuring fried or grilled fish tacos, pork tacos, and a handful of fresh side items and toppings made daily.

The trailer is open for lunch every Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Zuppa Zuppa Soup Kitchen

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Also in the Yacht Club, a new soup restaurant called Zuppa Zuppa opened earlier this week.

The restaurant is a project by owner Ann Harris, and the restaurant lists six different soups on its menu along with a farmers’ salad.

Zuppa Zuppa is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Little Caesars Pizza

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The largest carry-out pizza chain in the world opened on Garland Avenue recently.

Little Caesars, the restaurant best known for their hot and ready pizza offering and their “pizza pizza” buy-one-get-one-free deal, is now open at 1128 N. Garland Avenue.

It would be at least the third Little Caesars to give it a go in Fayetteville. We can remember a couple others operating on College Avenue and on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard several years ago.


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We noticed over the weekend that Sumo Sushi & Steak has closed.

The restaurant opened at 3675 N. Mall Ave. just over a year ago in September 2012.

Eureka Pizza

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Eureka Pizza will soon open a third location in Fayetteville.

The restaurant has taken over the space most recently occupied by Geno’s Pizza by the Slice at 2920 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and according to owner Rolf Wilkin, should be up and running by Nov. 1.

Wilkin said the restaurant will offer dine-in or drive-through service. He also mentioned that the decor in the restaurant will feature photos he found from the 1959 University of Arkansas Homecoming Parade in Fayetteville.

Flying Burrito Co.

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After a couple months hiatus to move, the new Flying Burrito location is almost ready for primetime.

The restaurant in July announced it would move its flagship restaurant from Spring Street to a more visible Dickson Street location.

According to co-owner Archie Schaffer, the restaurant could be open as early as this Friday, Oct. 4.

Schaffer said the space, located at 540 W. Dickson St. across from George’s Majestic Lounge, has been totally remodeled, complete with new windows on the university-facing side, comfortable booths, and more.