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

P.F. Chang's logo
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
in Reporter's Notebook Dec 09, 2015

Restaurant brands come bearing gifted packaging

Brands ranging from KFC to Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts offer special holiday packaging....More
in Reporter's Notebook Nov 09, 2015

One stands as the No. 1 fastest-growing party size, OpenTable finds

Analysis shows reservations for solo diners increased 62% in past 2 years....More
Pizza Hut crew uniform timeline
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 26, 2015

New Pizza Hut uniforms suit crew to a T

Blog: Pizza Hut changes crew uniforms with input from team....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 04, 2015

Dine Out shines spotlight on generosity

Blog: Dine Out for No Kid Hungry helps power Share Our Strength toward goal of ending childhood hunger....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 10, 2015

Pizza Hut to debut Hot Dog Bites pie

Blog: The pizza will debut on June 18....More
in Reporter's Notebook Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More
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
Penton Restaurant Group

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