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
Experiencing Wendy’s mobile app
NRN editor Ron Ruggless gives his account of using the new payment app
Restaurants race to go mobile 
Limited-service chains accelerate app-based ordering, payment initiatives
A look at Dickey’s mobile ordering rollout 
Fast-casual chain aims for smoother operations, sales growth with new solution
Subway app
10 questions restaurants should ask before going mobile
Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Burger King, Starbucks and Panera have all made moves into the world of mobile ordering and payment
Pollo Tropical opens first Texas restaurant
New unit highlights Caribbean theme with unique menu items, refreshed look
A look at Pollo Tropical's first Texas location
The brand's Texas prototype includes a new design and food
Ignite CMO to leave without replacement
Robin Ahearn stepping down to create new company
Variable menu pricing could be next for restaurants 1
Changing price by time could be crucial to building demand, NRA exec says at WFF conference
Barington urges Darden to look for new CEO
Investor says it has “lost confidence” in Clarence Otis Jr.
Panera prepares for tech, operational upgrades
"Panera 2.0" emphasizes kiosk and mobile ordering, execs say at Investor Day
WFF honors Fritzi Woods with 2014 Trailblazer Award
Organization also renames award after its late president and CEO
Darden moves forward with Red Lobster spinoff
Executives stand by plans during latest call with analysts
CEO of CEC Entertainment to retire
Michael H. Magusiak will step down from Chuck E. Cheese’s parent in June
Darden 3Q profit falls 18.4%
Company points to weather, Red Lobster spinoff costs
2014 WFF conference to boast record attendance
Annual event for women in foodservice will kick off with more than 3,000 people
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