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 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
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
Penton Restaurant Group

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