Ron Ruggless

Ron
Ruggless
Southwest Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 214.366.4391

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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.

Articles
Restaurants test car-charging stations
Sonic, Ruby Tuesday roll out roadside juicing initiatives
Chili’s names new president
Kelli Valade promoted to top role at casual-dining chain
NPC International to acquire more Wendy’s units
Thirty-nine-unit deal brings franchisee’s burger restaurant holdings to 183 locations
Casual Dining succeeds with focus on food and fun
Dining and entertainment chain Dave & Buster’s leads segment in sales growth
2016 Top 100: Why Zaxby's is the No. 10 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
2016 Top 100: Why Wawa is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
2016 Top 100: Why Dave & Buster's is the No. 8 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
2016 Top 100: Why Domino's is the No. 7 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
2016 Top 100: Why Firehouse Subs is the No. 6 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
Barnes & Noble cafe
Barnes & Noble to expand food and beverage offerings
Bookseller to open four full-service cafés in its stores over the next year
Sonic Drive-In hot dog
Sonic tries to lure ‘guarded’ consumer with value meal
$5 Boom Box deal is part of strategy to increase traffic
Sonic Drive-In logo
Sonic reveals refranchising initiative
Operator’s third-quarter net income declines on debt transaction
Just Salad restaurant
Just Salad unveils new eco-friendly design
New York-based concept utilizes smart-heating, energy-efficient lighting and more at latest location
KFC Colonel George Hamilton
A look back at KFC’s brigade of colonels
George Hamilton, the latest personality, helps the chain promote Extra Crispy Chicken
Pieology acquires competitor Project Pie
Pieology CEO says purchase will help accelerate the fast-casual pizza chain's growth

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