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 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
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 09, 2012

Literary restaurants

Twitter users offer up restaurant names based on famous works of literature....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 04, 2012

Concepts that award-winning execs are watching

Golden Chain Award-winning executives weigh in....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 03, 2012

What's fueling c-store moves

Foodservice means survival for convenience stores....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 19, 2012

Seeing how Dine Out dollars work

A look at a Texas branch of the Share Our Strength program....More
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 27, 2012

The deal of the art

Restaurateur Phil Romano is an accomplished artist....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 27, 2012

Chick-fil-A president's comments provoke ire, support

Cathy says company supports the “traditional family”....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 18, 2012

Choice real estate

Are Taco Bell's new menu boards too wide?....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 06, 2012

Beyond chef whites

Whites and occasional blacks and grays are giving way to such colors as....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 05, 2012

Cinco de Mayor

Catching a glimpse of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the NRA Show....More

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