Neal's Cafe Celebrates 70 Years As Springdale Landmark

Posted: September 1, 2014 at 1 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Micah Neal, owner of Neal’s Cafe, stands Thursday at the cafe in between the breakfast and lunch rush in Springdale. Neal’s is turning 70 this year. Neal’s, great-grandparents, Toy and Bertha Neal, founded the cafe in 1944. He’s the fourth generation of the family to run the business and political go-to stop for politicians, city and county leaders.

SPRINGDALE -- Folks in Northwest Arkansas can get more than just a home-cooked meal at Neal's Cafe. They can also get a political lecture, the lowdown on Razorback football or brilliant marital advice. Just ask the regulars sitting at that long table by the fireplace drinking coffee every morning.


Neal’s Cafe

806 N. Thompson St., Springdale

Open 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Carry-out orders: 479-751-9996 or 479-750-0090


By The Numbers

Restaurant Facts

• 70 Percent: Restaurants that are single-unit operations

• 80 Percent: Restaurant owners started careers in entry-level positions

• 90 Percent: Restaurants with fewer than 50 employees

• $683.4 billion: Restaurant industry sales

• 990,000: Restaurants in the United States

• 13.5 million: Restaurant industry employees

• 10 Percent: Restaurant workforce as part of the overall U.S. workforce

• 47 Percent: Restaurant industry share of the food dollar

Source: National Restaurant Association

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