Ron Ruggless

Southwest Bureau Chief,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 214.366.4391


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.

Farmer Boys names Karen Eadon president, COO
Company promotes former CMO, who succeeds Ken Clark
Whataburger limits breakfast hours amid egg shortage
Avian flu takes toll on supplies nationwide
Pizza Hut works to readjust brand overhaul 3
“Flavors of Now” relaunch misses mark, executives, franchisees say
Logan’s Roadhouse names James J. Hagan CFO
Company also names Maria Rivera senior vice president of operations
Dave & Buster’s prices secondary offering at $267.8M
Company raised about $94.1 million in October IPO
Chanticleer Holdings names Mark Roberson COO
Roberson to fill newly created position
TGI Fridays sells 6 units in China to franchisee
Chaswood Resources Group to develop new restaurants
Pizza Hut pizzas
Pizza Hut to drop artificial ingredients from pizzas
New standard applies only to U.S. restaurants
Deadly Twin Peaks shooting heightens restaurant security concerns
Event spurs other brands to evaluate policies
Inside Blaze Pizza's first Dallas-Fort Worth location
The new unit features modern lighting
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza promotes opening with social media giveaway
Fast-casual chain to offer pizza with proof of follow at new Texas restaurant
Go Roma to debut new prototype
Glenview, Ill., unit to feature open kitchen and floor plan
Inside Go Roma’s new open-kitchen prototype
The Go Roma fast-casual chain is getting a facelift with a new location in Glenview, Ill.
Attendees optimistic as 2015 NRA Show winds down
Annual foodservice conference draws record number of exhibitors
Twin Peaks parent revokes franchise after fatal Texas shooting
Company says Waco, Texas, restaurant ignored warnings

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