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
Restaurant Operations Watch: Kids policy draws jeers, cheers
NRN editor Ron Ruggless presents the latest restaurant operations trends
Burger King: Consistency, simplicity keys to 2Q success
Net income, same-store sales rise during the quarter
Yum: Effects of China supplier scandal could deepen 1
KFC, Pizza Hut parent says negative sales impact is “significant”
Ruby Tuesday: Turnaround efforts beginning to pay off
CEO credits menu, branding changes with 4Q same-store sales increase
2014 Second 100: Casual Dining segment analysis 
Nation's Restaurant News examines the casual-dining segment in this year's Second 100 report
CiCi’s Pizza unveils restaurant remodel in Texas
Updated look includes “Create Your Own” station and expanded bar
2014 Second 100: Why Bahama Breeze is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Second 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Seasons 52 is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Twin Peaks is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
Darden CEO, chairman stepping down
Company says it will split the two roles held by Clarence Otis Jr.
Darden completes $2.1 billion Red Lobster sale
Chairman Otis calls transaction a milestone, but says work remains at Olive Garden
Applebee’s teams with Flixster to help moviegoers find restaurants
Casual-dining company provides location info for popular movie app
Restaurant Operations Watch: Dealing with 'Burrito Creep'
NRN operations expert Ron Ruggless breaks down what you need to know this week
BJ's 2Q net income falls 6.9%
Same-store sales decrease impacts the bottom line
Del Frisco's shares drop following 2Q report
Analysts say Tuesday sell-off was an ‘overreaction’
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