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
2014 Second 100: Why Bahama Breeze is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Second 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Seasons 52 is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Second 100: Why Twin Peaks is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
Darden CEO, chairman stepping down
Company says it will split the two roles held by Clarence Otis Jr.
Darden completes $2.1 billion Red Lobster sale
Chairman Otis calls transaction a milestone, but says work remains at Olive Garden
Applebee’s teams with Flixster to help moviegoers find restaurants
Casual-dining company provides location info for popular movie app
Restaurant Operations Watch: Dealing with 'Burrito Creep'
NRN operations expert Ron Ruggless breaks down what you need to know this week
BJ's 2Q net income falls 6.9%
Same-store sales decrease impacts the bottom line
Del Frisco's shares drop following 2Q report
Analysts say Tuesday sell-off was an ‘overreaction’
On The Border names new president
Ward Whitworth will replace Steve Clark, who is stepping down from the position
Del Frisco's 2Q profit rises 7.6%
Revenue guidance more cautious based on delayed openings
Restaurants wrestle with rising rents
Post-recession recovery means higher costs for big bottom-line item
Activist investor continues to press Darden for changes 2
Starboard Value cites ‘poor leadership, egregious entrenchment’
Pei Wei touts new menu items, brand refresh
The fast-casual chain will launch an integrated advertising campaign next week
Chuck E. Cheese's parent names new CEO
Thomas Leverton to replace recently retired Michael H. Magusiak
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