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.

Waffle House anchors crowdsourced shipping platform
Restaurants serve as “roadhouses” for Roadie cargo service
Chuy’s revises development strategy
Casual-dining Mexican concept to focus on larger, denser markets
Brinker names Thomas Edwards CFO
Edwards succeeds Guy Constant, who resigned last March
Chuy's 4Q net incomes slips 5.9%
Mexican casual-dining chain’s full-year profit rises 3.8%
Sonic 2Q same-store sales rise 11.5%
CEO Cliff Hudson credits menu innovation, media strategy in earnings pre-announcement
Del Frisco’s to address 'disappointing' Grille performance
Company to tweak concept’s design, marketing after 4Q sales fall short
Logan’s Roadhouse names new CMO
Len Van Popering, from Arby’s, succeeds Todd Townsend
Kona reports 4Q loss on opening costs
Polished-casual grill looking at restaurants abroad
New York to raise wages for tipped workers
State commissioner approves hourly $7.50 rate, a 50-percent jump
Cracker Barrel 2Q profit rises 27.3%
Mild weather, lower gas prices lift results
Expert: Restaurants have room to raise prices
Price increases have been modest over past five years, Intellaprice says
Fiesta Restaurant Group amps up growth plans
Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana parent to build on sales success
Fiesta Restaurant Group swings to profit in 4Q
Sales increase at both Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana brands
Logan’s Roadhouse seeks new CFO
Amy Bertauski to leave casual-dining operator
Restaurants look to capture more overseas tourists
U.S. market grows for visitors from abroad, especially China, NRA research finds
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