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
Yum: Effects of China supplier scandal could deepen
KFC, Pizza Hut parent says negative sales impact is “significant”
Ruby Tuesday: Turnaround efforts beginning to pay off
CEO credits menu, branding changes with 4Q same-store sales increase
2014 Second 100: Casual Dining segment analysis 
Nation's Restaurant News examines the casual-dining segment in this year's Second 100 report
CiCi’s Pizza unveils restaurant remodel in Texas
Updated look includes “Create Your Own” station and expanded bar
2014 Second 100: Why Bahama Breeze is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Seasons 52 is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Twin Peaks is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
Darden CEO, chairman stepping down
Company says it will split the two roles held by Clarence Otis Jr.
Darden completes $2.1 billion Red Lobster sale
Chairman Otis calls transaction a milestone, but says work remains at Olive Garden
Applebee’s teams with Flixster to help moviegoers find restaurants
Casual-dining company provides location info for popular movie app
Restaurant Operations Watch: Dealing with 'Burrito Creep'
NRN operations expert Ron Ruggless breaks down what you need to know this week
BJ's 2Q net income falls 6.9%
Same-store sales decrease impacts the bottom line
Del Frisco's shares drop following 2Q report
Analysts say Tuesday sell-off was an ‘overreaction’
On The Border names new president
Ward Whitworth will replace Steve Clark, who is stepping down from the position
Del Frisco's 2Q profit rises 7.6%
Revenue guidance more cautious based on delayed openings
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