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
Reports: NY board near vote on $15 limited-service wage
Media sources say panel set to raise rate from $8.75 an hour
Subway, Olive Garden top midyear 'buzz' rankings
YouGov BrandIndex gauges consumer perceptions
2015 Second 100: Why Seasons 52 is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Fogo de Chão is the No. 8 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Dickey's is the No. 6 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Twin Peaks is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Zoës Kitchen is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
Dave & Buster’s puts arcade in customers’ pockets
Smartphone versions of in-store games aim to boost visits, brand awareness
P.F. Chang’s launches digital loyalty program
“Preferred” initiative links to phone number, accrues points
Church’s Chicken expands to New Zealand
Texas Chicken brand enters 25th country with Auckland debut
Chipotle game to compare ingredients with brand’s competitors
“Friend or Faux” will launch July 21
Union Square Hospitality Group invests in Tender Greens 1
Alliance Consumer Growth also buys into fast-casual concept
CiCi’s Pizza features 'Food Network Star' creation
Chain taps reality TV show to create new Fiery Mango Tango dessert pizza
Wingstop names new president of international division
Larry Kruguer to oversee development abroad
Smoothie King signs Middle East franchise deal
Brand also unveils new prototype as it plots growth

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