Ron Ruggless

Southwest Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 214.366.4391


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.

Mississippi state capitol
Mississippi seeks to protect restaurant industry image 1
State restaurant association creates “Welcome” campaign amid anti-LGBT fears
Ruby Tuesday restaurant
Ruby Tuesday CFO steps down
Company also names new HR chief as it reports wider third-quarter loss
father and baby
Local family-leave initiatives snowball
New York and San Francisco enact new provisions as operators face the complexities
Don Fox Firehouse Subs
Firehouse Subs CEO outlines Canada expansion
Company takes measured steps to growing abroad, Don Fox says
Subway logo
Subway to post calories on all U.S. menu boards
Chain to install new panels in all restaurants by April 11
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Comforting restaurant and retail combo keeps customers in tune with Cracker Barrel
Chain regains top spot among full-service Family-Dining restaurants in the 2016 Consumer Picks survey
Hillary Clinton
NY paid family leave approved in minimum wage deal 3
New York Gov. Cuomo signs phased-in employee-funded program
Ruby Tuesday restaurant
Ruby Tuesday sued in latest tipped worker case
“Side work” class-action lawsuits show signs of increasing
Freebirds Bobby Shaw
Freebirds names Bobby Shaw president
COO to continue leading daily operations in expanded role
Dave & Buster's logo
E-tickets help Dave & Buster’s trim costs 2
Profit in the fourth quarter increased 56.5 percent
Sonic Drive-In logo
Sonic 2Q profit rises on same-store sales gains
Net income rises 41.2 percent during the quarter
Matchbox restaurant matchboxes
A look inside emerging casual-dining concept Matchbox
Take a look inside the concept's latest restaurant in Dallas
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Merchants seek lower debit-card swipe fees
National Retail Federation asks Federal Reserve to reduce five-year-old cap
Matchbox restaurant Dallas
Matchbox lights a fire in casual dining
Brick-oven-centered concept strikes a match between casual dining and the modern bistro
TGI Fridays restaurant
A closer look at the reimaged TGI Fridays 2
Take a look inside the revamped restaurant in Corpus Christi, Texas

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