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.

Taco Bell offers free Doritos Locos Tacos to app users
Company to give away up to a million tacos with mobile app orders
Chick-fil-A investigates possible data breach
Company says “a few” restaurants involved in suspicious activity
NRA: Softer sales, traffic temper operator optimism
Restaurant Performance Index slips to 102.1 in November
Macaroni Grill closes all 5 Missouri restaurants
Parent Ignite continues to shutter underperforming units
NRN predicts 2015 restaurant tech trends
NRN editor Ron Ruggless tells us what’s next in restaurant technology
Shake Shack files for IPO
Better-burger chain could raise as much as $100 million
Panera chief innovation officer resigns
Scott G. Davis will focus on his health, company says
Schlotzsky's opens first Russia location
Franchisee plans more openings despite tensions, ruble slide
TGI Fridays UK division sold in management-led buyout
London-based Electra Partners to buy 66-unit division
Burger King franchisee plans more cobranded units
Burger chain opens locations with Cups Frozen Yogurt brand
Hot restaurant debuts of 2014
Multiconcept operators experiment in new territories
CiCi’s Pizza names Jim Lebs CFO
Lebs succeeds Forbes Anderson, who left CiCi’s in October
Fuddruckers opens first unit in South America
Casual-dining burger chain debuts in Santiago, Chile
76-year-old Wintzell’s Oyster House modernizes
Seafood institution embraces social media to promote brand legacy
Restaurant Operations Watch: Restaurants get creative with tipping policies
Operators try service charges, hybrid systems or nixing tipping altogether
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