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 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
in Reporter's Notebook Apr 26, 2013

Pizza Hut, Xbox partner for game-based order app

  Couch potatoes could rejoice this week when Pizza Hut announced a new partnership with Microsoft for an ordering app that lets game....More
in Reporter's Notebook Apr 12, 2013

Ex-CEO of Applebee's signs on to fast-casual Pie Five

Dave Goebel, former CEO and president of Applebee's, signs on to develop fast-casual Pie Fine in Kansas City area....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 21, 2013

Landry's CEO Fertitta sees 2013 start with dining divide

Landry's CEO Tilman Fertitta says early 2013 economic slump not hitting restaurants with $80-$90 check average as hard as those in the $20-$30 range....More
in Reporter's Notebook Mar 11, 2013

Brands build business by doing good

Brands outline successes in building business from No Kid Hungry Dine Out program....More
in Reporter's Notebook Feb 15, 2013

Pizza Hut flashes big thumbs up for Facebook milestone

Pizza Hut flashes a 14-foot-tall thumbs up to honor Facebook milestone....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jan 23, 2013

Panera opens 5th non-profit cafe

The Panera Bread Foundation on Wednesday opened its fifth non-profit Panera Cares restaurant, this one in Boston....More

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