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.

NLRB judge rules against Jack in the Box
Ruling says arbitration agreements violate worker rights
Taco Bueno restaurant
Private-equity firm TPG Growth buys Taco Bueno
Company plans to expand the 177-unit Tex-Mex brand
NRA to challenge New York City salt labeling rules 1
Chain restaurants required to post salt shaker icon next to menu items deemed to contain excessive sodium
Del Frisco’s Grille shutters Palm Beach unit 1
Closure comes after two years of struggle with community
Dickey’s debuts new prototype restaurant
New unit halves kitchen space, offers efficiencies
Chicken Salad Chick co-founder Kevin Brown dies
Brown stepped aside as CEO in May
CEC Entertainment names Dale Black CFO
Temple Weiss leaves Chuck E. Cheese parent company
Cracker Barrel CEO: Holiday consumer spending difficult to predict
Sandra Cochran cites “very tough environment” in first-quarter earnings call
Zoe’s Kitchen sees strength in catering, family meal
Dinner menu innovation expected in early 2016
Pei Wei CEO outlines ramped up growth
Ralph Bower oversees reimaging, expansion in existing markets
Zoe's Kitchen
Zoe’s Kitchen swings to 3Q loss on special items
Fast-casual brand increases same-store sales guidance for fiscal year
My Fit Foods
My Fit Foods opens central kitchen in Dallas area
With USDA certification, company plans other retail channels
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Ignite Restaurant Group names Robert Merritt CEO
Raymond Blanchette leaves parent of Joe’s Crab Shack, Brick House
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Report: Corporate holiday dining forecast increases
Dinova predicts December spending to increase 8 percent to 11 percent
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Wage-fight union endorses Hillary Clinton
Service Employees International Union board makes pick in presidential race

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