From all the anticipation over Todd Yakoubian’s career announcements to all the new Whataburger locations across the state, AY About You has brought you quite a few interesting headlines throughout 2023.


As the year comes to a close, we decided to reflect on all the news we’ve shared by checking our analytics to see what you, our readers, cared about the most.


Here are 7 of the Top AY articles of 2023:


Taylor Swift Dumped Before Sunday Night Broadcast

The National Football League has become more of a pop culture phenomenon in recent weeks with sightings of Taylor Swift a guest in the private box of Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce . . . In Arkansas, however, the Taylor Swift saga was tossed aside for a more important soap opera over the whereabouts of Todd Yakoubian’s next job.

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Could Casa Bonita See New Life in Arkansas?

When it comes to nostalgia in the Natural State, one of the most beloved locations in the minds of Arkansans is Casa Bonita. Opened in 1969 at the corner of Asher Avenue and University, many Arkansans fondly remember themed rooms and tasty Mexican food at a location so colorful that diners felt as though they’d been transported to the streets of Mexico.

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ALDI is Coming to Conway

International supermarket chain ALDI is headed to Conway, according to Divisional Vice President Rob Jeffries. “We can confirm that there are plans to open a Conway, AR store but we do not have any information to share at this time,” Jeffries confirmed with AY.

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Malys Entertainment Center Coming to Conway

Malys Entertainment Center is opening in Conway October 2023. The new center is part of a major development project in the area by The Maly Group, which is also developing a similar entertainment center in North Little Rock.

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Mr. Gatti’s Pizza is Headed to Five Arkansas Locations

Not only is Mr. Gatti’s Pizza headed to Arkansas, but it’s bringing five locations to the state. Mr. Gatti’s Pizza is a pizza place that provides a variety of state-of-the-art games for those of all ages to play. It offers everything from wild rides and attractions to classic video games.

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Two New Whataburger Locations Opening in Central Arkansas

Two more Whataburger locations have been announced for central Arkansas – this time in North Little Rock and Malvern.

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HGTV ‘Fixer to Fabulous’ Stars Opening Store in Arkansas

Dave and Jenny Marrs, stars of HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous,” ended the show’s fourth season with a focus on the opening of their own store in Centerton, Arkansas.

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