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 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
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 25, 2013

Bread Zeppelin elevates innovation

Bread Zeppelin offers bright idea of custom chopped salads in hand-held hollowed-out baguettes....More
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 30, 2013

The scoop on ice cream and Sprinkles

Sprinkles expands ice cream concept to Dallas; and survey looks at top flavors and toppings....More
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 05, 2013

Fro-yo chain looks to divide and conquer

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt now offers two- and three-part dividers for the no-mix crowd....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 30, 2013

Sea-faring adventure for Alaska's Copper River salmon

Commercial fishing near Cordova, Alaska, takes a lot more than sea legs and a sturdy boat: My search for Copper River salmon....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 13, 2013

Brands toss #Sharknado chum into social-media sea

"Sharknado" sends social media into feeding frenzy, and restaurant brands stand ready to draw Tweeters into their net....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 11, 2013

These Changing Times: Pizza Hut prepares for England's royal birth

Pizza Hut prepares for England's impending royal birth with an expectant offer of its own....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 02, 2013

The art of coffee, coffee shops and Tweeting

This concept Amsterdam Starbucks, complete with reclaimed woods and local art, appeals to the senses and some heavy-duty social-media sensibilities....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 10, 2013

In-store hydroponics: an idea that seems to be growing

In-house hydroponic greens is an idea that's growing....More

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