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

Oct 04, 2012

Concepts that award-winning execs are watching

Golden Chain Award-winning executives weigh in....More
Oct 03, 2012

What's fueling c-store moves

Foodservice means survival for convenience stores....More
Sep 19, 2012

Seeing how Dine Out dollars work

A look at a Texas branch of the Share Our Strength program....More
Aug 27, 2012

The deal of the art

Restaurateur Phil Romano is an accomplished artist....More
Jul 27, 2012

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

Cathy says company supports the “traditional family”....More
Jul 18, 2012

Choice real estate

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

Beyond chef whites

Whites and occasional blacks and grays are giving way to such colors as....More
May 05, 2012

Cinco de Mayor

Catching a glimpse of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the NRA Show....More
Apr 30, 2012

New bistro plugs into guests' needs

Customers log-in an new Dallas bistro and bar....More
Mar 05, 2012

At Kona Grill: Word perfect

Beyond "resigned for personal reasons"....More
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