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 by Ron Ruggless
What Google Glass could do for the restaurant industry 
Yum Brands, Capriotti’s, Washington Restaurant Association experiment with new tech tool
Macaroni Grill president talks brand’s potential
Despite struggling same-store sales, John Gilbert says the chain has a strong foundation
Bennigan’s to open second restaurant with new design
Florida unit modeled after existing location in Fayetteville, Tenn.
Zoës Kitchen debuted at the New York Stock Exchange last week
Zoe’s Kitchen plans expansion after successful IPO
Stock rose 65 percent on opening day, continues to rise
A look inside Yum's new Super Chix concept
The exploratory concept is being tested as a possible growth vehicle abroad.
Zoe’s Kitchen begins trading
Fast-casual operator is first restaurant industry IPO of the year
Ruby Tuesday looks to lift same-store sales
Menu overhaul, closing underperforming restaurants will help, company says
Ruby Tuesday swings to loss in 3Q
Company closed two dozen restaurants during the quarter
Zoe’s Kitchen raises IPO target range
Company to price shares between $13 and $15
Tavistock Restaurants names a new CEO
John T. Bettin will oversee the company’s Upscale Collection of concepts
International Meal Co. to buy Margaritaville
Brazil-based company is already a franchisee of the chain
Taco Bell reveals next moves
Brand releases new breakfast ad, plans next Doritos Locos Tacos rollout
Chuy’s attributes success to gender diversity
Growing chain actively aims to foster female leaders in workforce
Former Quaker Steak CEO to lead Penn. restaurant association
John Longstreet is next president, CEO of Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
Olive Garden to offer online ordering
Darden also to test web-based reservations, tabletop tablets at LongHorn Steakhouse
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