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 13, 2012

A driving force?

Car dealership restaurants spark interest from operators....More
in Reporter's Notebook Dec 09, 2011

Update: S&A Reunion raises charity funds

The October Steak and Ale Reunion raised $30,842 for two charities....More
in Reporter's Notebook Nov 04, 2011

Mulling over social media?

Expert offers execs a hairstyle metaphor....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 18, 2011

Wingstop rubs on new flavor

Wingstop's first new flavor in five years....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 26, 2011

Ear to the ground — sort of

Jason Boso of Twisted Root Burger Co. talks about social media at MUFSO....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jul 19, 2011

The harder side of social media

New advertising-social media campaign at 156-unit Taco Cabana....More
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
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