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
Take a look at La Madeleine's first franchised unit
The updated fast-casual model is located in Lubbock, Texas
La Madeleine Country French Café
La Madeleine opens first franchised unit
Lubbock, Texas, restaurant follows fast-casual format
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Reports: Corporate restaurant spending expected to rise
Bump in business travel to boost spending
Report: Apollo considers bid for Dave & Buster’s
Oak Hill Capital Partners is reportedly seeking about $1 billion for Dave & Buster’s Inc.
Del Frisco’s CFO outlines growth plans 
Tom Pennison breaks down strengths of the company’s three concepts
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Restaurants prepare for changes in credit card technology
Shift to EMV payment standard requires major updates to point-of-sale systems
3 restaurants seeing success with sustainability 
Chains find customers care about socially conscious initiatives
Zoës Kitchen parent files for $80.5M IPO
The Plano, Texas-based company is majority owned by private-equity firm Brentwood Associates
Mazzio’s CEO discusses concept’s strengths 
Sheri Miksa says chain is well positioned in growing fast-casual Italian segment
Brinker International CFO resigns
Chili’s, Maggiano’s parent announces more executive changes
Chili's aims to become 'faster than fast casual' 
Casual-dining brand looks to tech tools to increase speed of takeout service
Ignite names new presidents for Macaroni Grill, Brick House
Changes come as company works to build the two restaurant brands
Darden outlines Olive Garden turnaround plan 1
Company warns on 3Q sales slump, stands by Red Lobster spinoff
Cracker Barrel names new chief people officer
Beverly K. Carmichael succeeds Doug Barber in the role
Report: TriArtisan looks to buy TGI Fridays
Division of Morgan Joseph bank in “advanced talks” to purchase casual-dining chain
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