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.

Restaurant Operations Watch: Walking into the gun-debate crosshairs
Restaurants continue to serve as scrimmage grounds on the fringe of the larger constitutional gun control debate
Boston Market aims to boost service with competition
Operations exec Tony Buford discusses brand's Service Excellence Challenge
Cooper's Hawk names new executives
Company plans for “next phase of growth”
Ovation Brands names Patrick Benson CIO
Promotion includes spearheading new POS rollout
A look inside Yum's Banh Shop concept
Get to know the quick-service operator's new fast-casual concept
Darden to Starboard: Olive Garden revamp underway
Activist investor’s report suggests detailed operational changes
Darden swings to net loss in 1Q
Results include special items related to the sale of Red Lobster
Yum to open fast-casual Banh Shop
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC parent tries new Vietnamese-inspired concept in Dallas
Wingstop names Bill Engen COO
Former 7-Eleven executive succeeds Bill Knight
Panera, Starbucks, McDonald's to adopt Apple Pay 1
Chains say move will enhance guest experience and simplify mobile payments
A look back at S. Truett Cathy's milestones with Chick-fil-A
The founder of the quick-service chain died Sept. 8.
Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dies 1
Chicken sandwich pioneer remained committed to keeping company private, Christian principles
NRA: Restaurant operator outlook dampens in July
Restaurant Performance Index declines for the second consecutive month
Zoe's Kitchen 2Q net income surges 164.5%
Same-store sales rise 7.5 percent during second quarter reporting as public company
Dairy Queen investigates possible data breach
Company works with authorities on “suspicious activity”
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