Restaurateur Vince Schallenberg, until recently a partner in Corky's BBQ, plans to open a new restaurant at 6813 Cantrell in early April. All Aboard will serve fast-casual food with a healthy tilt, Schallenberg said — grilled sandwiches, wraps, pitas, salads, soups, turkey burgers. Just how fast the food arrives to customers depends on All Aboard's novel delivery system: Diners, Schallenberg said, will receive their meals via a train that will travel on two oval tracks six feet seven inches above 1800 square-foot dining room. Without ever stopping, the train will transfer orders to diners' booths via a hydraulic mechanism. A logistics computer system will power the operation.
Schallenberg said he plans to keep the restaurant open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. He plans also to serve beer and wine.
Big congrats to Times contributor Kat Robinson for winning a Henry Award at the annual Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism for Media Support last week. Robinson bested finalists Delta Crossroads Magazine and The Oxford American. In addition to contributing in print and to our food blog, Eat Arkansas, Robinson writes the travel blog, Tie Dye Travels (tiedyetravels.com), and appears regularly on "KARK News at Noon."
OW Pizza, at 8201 Ranch Boulevard, has closed.