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
2015 Top 100: Why Wingstop is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Yard House is the No. 6 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Casey's is the No. 8 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Zaxby's is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Buffalo Wild Wings is the No. 10 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Casual Dining segment analysis 
NRN examines the casual-dining segment as part of this year's Top 100 special report
Schlotzsky’s looks to expand beyond lunch
Quick-service chain adds pasta for dinner, continues breakfast test
Corner Bakery Cafe names Justin Lambeth CMO
Lambeth succeeds Diana Hovey, who left in April to join Share Our Strength
Zoës Kitchen CEO outlines expansion plans
Fast-casual chain looks to penetrate existing markets, Kevin Miles says
Wingstop stock soars on IPO
Stock rises 60 percent on opening day, with company debuting at $19 per share
Bob Evans to spin off, sell up to 60% of real estate
Company may be open to separating restaurant, packaged food businesses
Luby’s closes more Cheeseburger in Paradise units in 3Q
Company converts restaurants to Fuddruckers brand
Pei Wei names Clay Dover chief marketing officer
Dover joins P.F. Chang’s fast-casual division from Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Wingstop raises IPO price
Quick-service operator increases price to $16 to $18 per share
8 takeaways from Summer Brand Camp 2015
BTC Revolutions offered presentations from a broad range of restaurant brands and authorities outside the industry

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