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.

The best quotes from MUFSO 2015
Here are some of the best words of wisdom from business leaders during the event.
Timeline: The evolution of American eating habits 
Look back at some of the events that have shaped what America eats
Menu labeling may offer restaurants marketing advantage
Chains can find opportunities to set themselves apart, experts say
The great divide: Healthful vs. indulgent menu items 
Even health-minded consumers can’t always resist the temptation for ‘occasional indulgences’
FDA issues import alert for tainted cucumbers
More salmonella cases linked to Mexican produce
Cracker Barrel CFO plans retirement
Lawrence Hyatt to remain through fiscal 2016, company says in 4Q earnings release
Del Frisco’s Grille debuts new lunch menu
“Lunch Time in No Time” lineup caters to busy customers
Rusty Taco changes name to R Taco
Fast-casual chain targets broader appeal
Panera franchisee acquires 29 units in Massachusetts
Operator continues refranchising efforts in deal with PR Management
Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota suspected in salmonella outbreak
Forty-five cases traced to unidentified fresh produce
Salmonella outbreak expands to 30 states
Red Lobster sued in illness linked to cucumbers
Restaurant operators face minimum-wage patchwork 1
States, cities hike pay floor in absence of federal action
New York City mandates high sodium labels
Chain restaurants must add symbol to menus
Shoney's names Michael Wozniak COO
Family-dining chain also appoints Eric Cleveland executive chef
Dave & Buster’s 2Q sales boosted by ads, walk-in traffic
Chain reports 11-percent increase in same-store sales as it swings to profit

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