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.

People Report: Restaurant industry labor market tightening
Third-quarter Workforce Index hits highest level since 2006
Survey: Younger diners embrace tabletop ordering
Older consumers concerned technology would negatively affect service, Market Force Information finds
Darden spars with activist investors over board seats
All 12 of the company’s board seats are up for election at its Sept. 30 shareholder meeting
Restaurant Operations Watch: McDonald's NLRB ruling spurs industrywide debate
A survey of commentary surrounding the issue indicates the weight of the ruling remains fogged
Ignite swings to profit in 2Q
CEO notes “some cannibalization” of Joe’s Crab Shack sales
Chili's strategy unlikely to include discounting  1
CEO says brand will focus on its value proposition
Brinker 4Q net income declines 37.8%
Results included about $39.5 million in charges for litigation reserves
Fiesta to ‘fine-tune and evolve brands’ in 2014
Company eyes growth for Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana in pivotal year
Fiesta Restaurant Group 2Q net income jumps 87.4%
Company attributes increase to rising same-store sales
Study: Restaurant e-learning on the rise
CHART, TDn2K report digital training increasingly popular at restaurant, hospitality companies
Panera Bread CFO resigns
Executive vice chairman William W. Moreton to assume role of interim CFO
P.F. Chang's suspects 33 restaurants in data breach
Company says intrusion started Oct. 19; Pei Wei not affected
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”
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