Ron Ruggless

Southwest Bureau Chief, Nation’s Restaurant News

Ron Ruggless covers the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. He joined Nation's Restaurant News 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.

Posts by Ron Ruggless

in Reporter's Notebook Mar 06, 2015

Restaurants, bars added 58,700 net new jobs in February

Restaurants, bars added 58,700 net new jobs in February, with three-month pace nearing record levels....More
in Reporter's Notebook Feb 27, 2015

Macaroni Grill expands fast-casual format to dinner daypart

Macaroni Grill expands fast-casual Kitchen Counter lunch format to dinner daypart....More
in Reporter's Notebook Feb 13, 2015

Whataburger fetes ketchup cup with Twitter art

Whataburger celebrates ketchup cup's 30th anniversary by engaging Twitter fans with ketchup portraits....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 13, 2014

Yum completes Banh Shop sign, logo change

Yum replaces sign, logos after controversy at emerging Banh Shop concept....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 22, 2014

Ops snafus that most bug restaurant guests

What bugs restaurant guests the most? Dirty utensils, tables lead gripes in Consumer Reports survey....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 18, 2014

Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates

Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 19, 2014

MenuMasters winners put best feet forward

A stylish footwear trend seems to be developing among MenuMasters honorees....More
in Reporter's Notebook Apr 29, 2014

Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari-proposal vote

Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari sale proposal, showing it failed by more than 70.5 percent....More
in Reporter's Notebook Nov 26, 2013

Giving Thanksgiving home cooks a break

Pizza Hut offers Thanksgiving Eve cooks relief via social media....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 25, 2013

Chili's surpasses $50 million goal in fund-raising

Chili's passes $50 million fund-raising goal for St. Jude two years earlier than hoped....More

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