Marisa Upson

Marisa Upson
Marisa began her career in hospitality as the owner of Breath of Life, a spa and retreat located on the Central Coast of California. From there she headed east, managing several resorts and restaurants from venues as varied as guest ranches in Colorado to remote resorts surrounded by the mesas and beautiful canyons of the Southwest. Her varied career has found her as a quality assurance manager in a meat processing company to writer and editor of books, technical proposals and articles ranging from health and fitness to restaurant and hotel trends. She now happily brings her writing and hospitality experience to Restaurant Nuts.

Recent Posts

An Additional Stream of Income for your Restaurant—Hosting Corporate Events

Posted by Marisa Upson on Jun 6, 2019 2:25:28 PM

Hosting corporate events may seem like small potatoes when considering the myriad of ways to obtain increased sales at your restaurant, but you’d...

Making a Memorable Experience for your Customers

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 29, 2019 10:50:10 AM

When I look back over the many restaurants I’ve dined in across the nation, I’m surprised that the first one that jumps into my mind isn’t really...

Blame it on the Weather—A Study Reveals that Guests Leave More Negative Restaurant Reviews in Bad Weather

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 22, 2019 9:00:06 AM

As many of you in the restaurant industry are aware, online reviews can either make or break you. One study found that reviews regarding a...

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods—Could Their Products be Right for your Restaurant?

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Across America, there are, surprisingly, very few individuals joining the vegetarian bandwagon. Many more are opting for a plant-based diet that...

Restaurant’s Facing Increasing Delivery Costs Begin Charging for the Service

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Do you remember when it was considered close to a felony to raise your restaurant pricing in order to make up for the high delivery rates that...

The Cultural Challenges of Opening up a Restaurant

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Recently, a new Chinese restaurant that opened in the city of New York bore the brunt of a social media lashing. The debacle concerned one of the...

Cooking in Tight Places—Creating a Small Bar Kitchen

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of my new Friday after work stop-for-a-meal venues is a neighborhood bar decorated in old worn wood and forged iron with ancient black and...

The Most Talked About Up-and-Coming Restaurants of 2019

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Spring is in the air…at least for a day or two. As I write this, it seems the whole country is facing another round of snow, sleet, or rain, which...