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.

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Posts by Ron Ruggless

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in Reporter's Notebook Apr 05, 2016

Sonic offers a square deal on Instagram

Blog: Drive-In operator to offer Instagram-tailored #SquareShakes in Coachella promotion....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 29, 2016

Latest buzz: Beehives at Texas Roadhouse

Blog: Casual-dining chain installs hives near Kentucky support center....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 23, 2016

Hospitality turnover rose to 72.1% in 2015

Blog: Restaurant and accommodations sector saw fifth consecutive year of increases, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 11, 2016

Restaurants serve up a slice of Pi Day

Blog: Brands from Pizza Hut to Bojangles' give 3/14/16 special promotional consideration this year....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 03, 2016

As internships go, World of Beer taps a top-notch offer

World of Beer offers three paid internships for social-savvy brew fans....More
in Reporter's Notebook Feb 24, 2016

Burger King ignites a dog fight

Burger King's hot dog debut ignites a wiener war with 7-Eleven, Checkers & Rally's and Wienerschnitzel....More
in Reporter's Notebook Feb 16, 2016

How restaurants can ride the celebrity wave

Pop culture mentions can boost a brand's profile, from Cinnabon to In-N-Out....More
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in Reporter's Notebook Feb 03, 2016

P.F. Chang’s amps up Chinese New Year promos

Donations will be made from special menu items and social-media postings....More
McDonald's mozzarella sticks
in Reporter's Notebook Jan 28, 2016

McDonald's to fix menu item cheesing off customers

McDonald's works to fix cheese-less mozzarella sticks at some locations....More
in Reporter's Notebook Dec 22, 2015

Burger King Miss Universe tweet is a crowning achievement

Blog: Burger King posts a crowning-achievement tweet in Miss Universe flub....More
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