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 14, 2011

At Pei Wei, it's the Yamerican Way

Pei Wei Asian Diner is testing sweet potato fries....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 13, 2011

Panera launches $40 million ad campaign

"Make Today Better" is biggest spend to date....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 06, 2011

Fertitta confident on McCormick deal

Tilman Fertitta predicted his bid for McCormick....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 31, 2011

Hooters pitches in for tornado relief

Atlanta-based chain offers food, other help....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 27, 2011

Kona Grill beefs up 'skinny' menu

Grill-sushi chain expands lower-calorie offerings....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 25, 2011

Twin Peaks offers free entrees to military

Twin Peaks Restaurants will honor the U.S. military this Memorial Day....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 23, 2011

White House chef lauds restaurants

Restaurants got a shout-out during a presentation by Sam Kass....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 21, 2011

What's next in cool produce?

Trend-watcher hints at fruit, vegetables on horizon....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 20, 2011

Chuck E. Cheese's "gambling" suit dropped

San Diego mother withdraws "tot slots" claim....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 18, 2011

Ralph Brennan opens new cafe

New Orleans restaurateur also to be honored by NRA educational fund....More

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