Ron Ruggless

Southwest Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 214.366.4391


Ron Ruggless covers the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

He joined NRN in 1992 after working 10 years in various roles at the Dallas Times Herald newspaper, including restaurant critic, assistant business editor, food editor and lifestyle editor. He also edited several printings of the Zagat Dining Guide for Dallas-Fort Worth, and his articles have appeared in Food & Wine and Self magazines.

Mulligan’s Beach House Bar and Grill in Sebastian, Fla.
Equity firm takes majority stake in Mulligan’s Beach House
JPB Capital Partners sees expansion potential for the Florida casual-dining chain
Landry’s details extent of data breach 1
Attack on payment system goes back to May 2014, company says
Sonic names Todd Smith president
Company realigns with eye toward technology
Zoup! restaurant
Zoup! president supports higher minimum wages for most workers 4
Richard Simtob takes contrarian view on pay
Wendy’s investigates possible data breach
Quick-service chain gets reports of “unusual activity”
Pizza Hut Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza
Pizza Hut debuts limited-time garlic knot pizza
Executive chef calls item appetizer and pizza in one
Luby's logo
Luby’s narrows loss in 1Q
Company sees improved sales comparisons at cafeterias, burger restaurants
Teavana logo
Starbucks to convert 3 Teavana units, close 1 location
Coffeehouse operator acquired tea brand in 2012
Kevin Vasconi
The Power List 2016: No. 6 Kevin Vasconi
Enabling customers to order pizza via emoji
Mary Kay Henry
The Power List 2016: No. 4 Mary Kay Henry
Putting the restaurant industry on notice with Fight for $15
The Power List 2016: Karim Webb
Driving diversity and developing the next generation of restaurant talent
Chick'n Shack chicken sandwich
Shake Shack rolls out chicken sandwich
Burger chain adds Chick’n Shack at most U.S. units
Denny's logo
Denny’s commits to all cage-free eggs
Family-dining chain sets 10-year goal
Joe’s Crab Shack still studying no-tip model
Company “cautiously optimistic” about 18-unit test
Starboard trims Darden holdings
Activist investor reduces stake by 11 percent

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