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
Ruby Tuesday swings to profit in 4Q
Casual-dining brand reports dip in sales, traffic
Del Frisco’s lowers guidance for rest of year
Steakhouse-grill operator sees sales soften in 2Q
NY board recommends phasing in $15 hourly wage 1
Panel urges faster timetable for New York City restaurants
Ruby Tuesday names David Skena CMO
Skena joins the fast-casual chain from PepsiCo
Wingstop asks fans to route its food truck
Final stop on ‘Flavor Tour’ is open to social media, voting
2015 Second 100: Distinctive experiences drive growth in Casual Dining 
Nation's Restaurant News' Second 100 reports examines the Casual-Dining restaurant segment
Reports: NY board near vote on $15 limited-service wage
Media sources say panel set to raise rate from $8.75 an hour
Subway, Olive Garden top midyear 'buzz' rankings
YouGov BrandIndex gauges consumer perceptions
2015 Second 100: Why Seasons 52 is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Fogo de Chão is the No. 8 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Dickey's is the No. 6 fastest-growing chain  1
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Twin Peaks is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Zoës Kitchen is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
Dave & Buster’s puts arcade in customers’ pockets
Smartphone versions of in-store games aim to boost visits, brand awareness
P.F. Chang’s launches digital loyalty program
“Preferred” initiative links to phone number, accrues points

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