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
Restaurants use social media to fight crime
Cleveland operators nab dine-and-dash suspects via Facebook
Olive Garden moves away from deep discounting
Chain to focus on value platforms like Cucina Mia
Sonic 3Q profit rises 21.9%
Same-store sales increase 6.1 percent at drive-in chain
Whataburger restores regular breakfast hours
Company secures additional egg supplies amid shortage
Fogo de Chao raises $88M in public debut
Brazilian steakhouse operator to pay down debt, fund growth
Zoe’s Kitchen CFO Jason Morgan resigns
Controller James Besch to fill position while company searches for successor
2015 Top 100: Why Wingstop is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Yard House is the No. 6 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Casey's is the No. 8 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Zaxby's is the No. 9 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Buffalo Wild Wings is the No. 10 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Casual Dining segment analysis 
NRN examines the casual-dining segment as part of this year's Top 100 special report
Schlotzsky’s looks to expand beyond lunch
Quick-service chain adds pasta for dinner, continues breakfast test
Corner Bakery Cafe names Justin Lambeth CMO
Lambeth succeeds Diana Hovey, who left in April to join Share Our Strength
Zoës Kitchen CEO outlines expansion plans
Fast-casual chain looks to penetrate existing markets, Kevin Miles says

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