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LOUISE is a modern all-day cafe in Thaden Fieldhouse that serves diner-style breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. LOUISE has both indoor and outdoor seating facing the runway, providing incredible views of planes taking off and landing as you enjoy a great meal and dining experience!

We have named our restaurant in honor of Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden (1905-1979). Born and raised in Bentonville, she was a proud Arkansan and one of the greatest aviators of her time. Her pioneering and innovative spirit will inspire all of our guests who dine with us.  

LOUISE was a mother, aviatrix, record setter, barnstormer, Bentonville Native.  

Women's Altitude Record:  20,260 FT 

Women's Endurance Record: 22 HRS, 3 MINS, 12 SECS

Women's Speed Record: 156 MPH

East-to-West Record: 14 HRS, 54 MINS, 46 SECS

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