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
How 3 restaurant brands climbed the NRN Social 200 
A look at the keys to social media success for Whataburger, Potbelly, Legal Sea Foods
Analysts cautious on new Darden board's plans
Industry watchers express concern over leadership changes, real estate plans
Dairy Queen confirms data breach
Operator confident that malware is contained at 395 units
Darden board ousted
The slate from activist investor Starboard Value takes all 12 seats on board
Ruby Tuesday to close up to 16 more units
Company says it’s making headway in brand turnaround
CiCi's Pizza names Sarah McAloon CMO
Former Sbarro exec succeeds Nancy Hampton
Ruby Tuesday swings to profit in 1Q
Same-store sales also rise at the casual-dining chain
Yum: China sales to recover slowly
Company sees bounce-back over next 6-9 months
Yum 3Q same-store sales fall 14% in China
Supplier food safety scandal impacted results in the country
LYFE Kitchen CEO predicts steady growth 
Chance Carlisle says trimming build-out costs will help the chain expand
NRN honors 2014 Hot Concepts winners
Industry celebrates forward-thinking restaurant concepts during MUFSO
Traffic-driving strategies for restaurants
Industry experts say the operators that will succeed are the ones who creatively and aggressively court consumers
Traffic success stories: Texas Roadhouse 
Consistency, service help build base of loyal diners
Olive Garden September same-store sales rise 0.6%
Darden releases monthly sales comparisons ahead of Oct. 10 annual shareholders’ meeting
Restaurant Operations Watch: Making the grade — visible
Why it’s better for operators to comply with laws for displaying health grades
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