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.

Union Square Hospitality Group invests in Tender Greens 1
Alliance Consumer Growth also buys into fast-casual concept
CiCi’s Pizza features 'Food Network Star' creation
Chain taps reality TV show to create new Fiery Mango Tango dessert pizza
Wingstop names new president of international division
Larry Kruguer to oversee development abroad
Smoothie King signs Middle East franchise deal
Brand also unveils new prototype as it plots growth
Barteca Holdings names Jeff Carcara president
Industry veteran tapped as company plans growth
A look inside Paul Martin's new Dallas restaurant
California-based casual-dining brand makes its Texas debut
Paul Martin’s opens first restaurant in Texas
California-based brand ventures east with ninth unit
Del Frisco's COO Jeff Carcara resigns
Carcara departs for private restaurant company
Casual dining well-armed with appetizer offers 1
Brands battle for customer attention with starter deals
Whataburger weathers social media crossfire 1
Burger chain clarifies stand on “open carry” guns
TGI Fridays refranchises 48 more restaurants
JIB Management buys units in Midwest
Genghis Grill names Jim Kuhn CEO
Kuhn succeeds Al Bhakta at Mongolian stir-fry concept
Corner Bakery Cafe eyes more airport locations
Bakery-café chain sees healthful options, flexibility as advantages
Homestyle Dining rebrands fast-casual concept
Bo’s Steak & Grill rebrands as Cole’s Backyard Grill
TGI Fridays launches burger freebie via social media
Customers get codes to share “digital burgers” with social networks

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