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.

Brinker 2Q profit rises 3.9%
Chili’s, Maggiano’s parent reports higher same-store sales
EEOC sues Ruby Tuesday on behalf of male employees
Suit claims operator discriminated when hiring for temporary assignments
Hawaii-based Coconut’s to expand on mainland
Fast-casual chain opens first of eight planned franchise units in Texas
Inside Coconut's first Dallas restaurant
The fast-casual concept targets “a young family that cares about eating good food” in a friendly environment
Industry experts predict growth for restaurants in 2015
Positive sales, traffic, economic data fuel optimism at Global Best Practices Conference
Restaurant marketers increasingly tap social media
Best Practices Conference panel discusses marketing changes, tactics
Wingstop investigates possible data breach
Company cites “data security attack” at four franchise units
The Power List 2015: No. 8 Sally Smith
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The Power List 2015: No. 4 Jeffrey C. Smith
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Logan’s Roadhouse names first chief people officer
Michelle Zavolta to fill newly created position
Inside the Which Wich PB&J project showdown
More than 26,000 sandwiches made Thursday will go to 10 area organizations
Which Wich tries to break Guinness record for charity
Staff, volunteers make 26,710 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in an hour
Corner Bakery Café names new CFO
Salil Bapat joins fast-casual chain from Yum
Tony Roma’s opens first restaurant in Myanmar
KFC also plans development in Southeast Asian nation
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