Indiana-based chain Penguin Point opens first Arkansas restaurant in Fayetteville

Home of Penguin Point Restaurant / Staff photo

An Indiana-based chain opened its first restaurant in Arkansas this week.

Penguin Point Restaurant, which got its start in northern Indiana in 1950, opened in a portion of the building also occupied by White Oak Station at 1940 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville on Wednesday, May 8.

According to a press release issued this week, the restaurant is best known for its breaded pork loin sandwich, topped with “wally sauce,” shredded cabbage, and American cheese. The restaurant also specializes in burgers, fries, “never frozen chicken,” a deli case, and other items.

Penguin Point was owned by the founding Stouder family until 2018, when it was sold to Dallas-based U.S. Assets, Inc., the company that owns and operates White Oak Stations in several states.

The restaurant is the second penguin-themed restaurant to locate into the neighborhood. Longtime local barbecue restaurant Penguin Ed’s operates a location on Mission Boulevard just across the street.

According to the company’s website, the restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.