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
Twin Peaks: In-house brewery could be key to success
Craft beer operation reduces costs, boosts profit
Landry's opens new Mastro's Ocean Club restaurant
CEO Tilman Fertitta says company plans to keep brand unique
Luby's debuts fourth dual-concept unit with Fuddruckers
Houston-based company plans one more by fall
Olive Garden unveils design revamp
Brand refresh includes new logo, website, online ordering platform
TGI Fridays debuts Endless Appetizers
Casual-dining chain offers unlimited servings on select starters
Abuelo's refreshes menu, look in 25th year
Texas-based brand caters to customers' desire for bolder flavors, healthier options
Smith & Wollensky to open more casual Wollensky's Grill
Steakhouse operator also plans to open first overseas restaurant in London
2014 Top 100: Why Wingstop is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Top 100: Why Jimmy John's is the No. 6 fastest-growing chain 
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
2014 Top 100: Why Cheddar's is the No. 10 fastest-growing chain
NRN takes a closer look at each of the top 10 growth chains from the latest Top 100 report
Report: McDonald's, KFC, Sbarro fall short with consumers 1
Consumer Reports survey reveals diners' preferred limited-service restaurants
Casual-dining restaurants put customization on the menu 
Applebee’s, Chili’s, Olive Garden highlight mix-and-match offerings
Phil Romano debuts new fast-casual potato restaurant
Potato Flats is the latest concept from the restaurant impresario
A look inside Potato Flats
Restaurant impresario Phil Romano has created a new fast-casual potato restaurant concept that’s something of a smash from day one.
Quaker Steak & Lube eases scheduling challenges with new software
Tony Quintal discusses the pluses and minuses of scheduling software
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