Here are 6 restaurants Booneville people want to come to town

Alex Gladden
Fort Smith Times Record

Booneville has its bases covered in terms of its restaurants. People can choose from McDonald's to barbeque to Mexican. But Booneville residents want more and said so in a post on the Facebook group Happening in Booneville Arkansas. There were more than 200 comments on the post asked by a Times Record reporter. Here is a list of six restaurants that over and over again the people of Booneville said they want. 

Southern Cooking 

More than anything else, people want a sit-down restaurant that serves good old-fashioned, home-cooked meals. Many desired something like the now-closed Bearcat Restaurant. 

They also asked for a restaurant in this style with a buffet and other menu-listed items and would also like to see the restaurant offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as be open seven days a week. 

Southern cooking calls to mind all things fried: fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, fried pickles. People are looking for this restaurant to serve hardy meals — something that comes with potatoes and is served with a roll. 

Arby's 

Arby's is a meat-loving, fast-food restaurant that ranked among the most frequently mentioned restaurants wanted. 

Arby's ranked as one of the top restaurants that Booneville people want.

The fast-food restaurant is famous for its roast beef sandwiches as well as its curly fries. It was founded in 1964 and now has more than 3,500 restaurants across nine countries. According to Arby's website, it is the second-largest sandwich food chain in the world. 

Arby's on Highway 63 East will reopen their lobby this week following a nearly four-week-long remodel. Braum's ranked as one of the top restaurants that Booneville people want.
Arby's Big rounds of onion with a thick, crisp breading were one of this chain's best side dishes. Arby's is one of the restaurants that Booneville residents say they want most.

The closest Arby's to Booneville is in Greenwood at 917 W. Center St. 

Arby's turkey, ranch, and bacon sandwich is one of their most popular menu items. Arby's is one of the restaurants that Booneville residents say they want most.

Steakhouse 

Another top-mention for Booneville residents was a steakhouse. 

They are craving juicy thick steaks that only come from top steakhouses. Among those mentioned in the comments included Quaker Steak & Lube and Texas Roadhouse. 

Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy 

Braum's has long been a household favorite for Arkansans, and the people of Booneville are no different. Braum's was one of the most mentioned restaurants in the post. 

Braum's Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant is opening its sixth Lubbock-area store this weekend, with a new shop opening Saturday in Levelland. Braum's ranked as one of the top restaurants that Booneville people want.

From breakfast to ice cream to milkshakes to cheeseburgers to chicken strips, Braum's has it all. 

A Braum's banana split can soon be purchased in Lubbock.

The first Braum's was opened in 1968 in Oklahoma City. It is now located in Oklahoma, parts of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri. All Braum's restaurants are located within 300 miles of its processing plant and distribution center in Tuttle, Oklahoma so that all restaurants can receive fresh products every other day. 

The company has just under 280 stores throughout its five states. 

Chick-fil-A 

Booneville residents also made clear their desire for a Chick-fil-A. 

Chick-fil-A claims to be the home of the original chicken sandwich, and it lives up to the claim. The first Chick-fil-A opened in 1967. Today it is the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, according to its website. 

The newest Chick-fil-A in Hendersonville. Chick-fil-A ranked as one of the top restaurants that Booneville people want.

From New York City to Los Angelos, Chick-fil-A spans 47 states across the nation. The closest Chick-fil-A to Booneville is in Fort Smith at 6810 Rogers Ave. 

Burger King 

Burger King is king in the hearts of the people of Booneville, making it one of the most wanted restaurants. 

Burger King is a fan favorite around the globe. More than 11 million people eat at Burger King every day. It is the second-largest, fast-food hamburger chain in the world.

It was founded in 1954 and is now the home of the Whopper and even more recently the Impossible Whopper, the plant-based burger that tastes the same as its predecessor.