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

Bon Appétit—A Magazine Joins the Ghost Restaurant Craze

Posted by Marisa Upson on Oct 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Ghost kitchens, those elusive restaurants designed for the rapidly expanding delivery service segment, have reached beyond the realm of well-known...

Third-Party Delivery Services Offer Solutions for Restaurant Waste

Posted by Marisa Upson on Oct 8, 2019 11:28:17 AM

We’ve all seen it, the mounds of food that find their way into the dumpsters and trash cans behind and in our favorite restaurants. According to...

Deliveroo’s Business Model Set to Disrupt the Restaurant Industry

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

Deliveroo—the six-year-old London-based online food delivery service—was in line to raise a whopping $575 million in their Series G funding round,...

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Restaurant Industry

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It seems that every day we are faced with the news of consolidations or closures in the restaurant industry. Restaurant Business reported last...

Chef’s Embrace Superfoods due to Customer Demand

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The term “superfoods” was first coined in 1915, but it wasn’t until the 21st century that it became a trending topic. Now-a-days, it’s a word...

Restaurants Finding Success by Focusing on Small Towns

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When opening up a restaurant, most entrepreneurs think big—big city, big population, big rewards. What also comes along with these types of...

Three Food & Consumer Trends to Keep an Eye On as 2019 Nears an End

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I can’t believe I just wrote that. Where did 2019 go? Well, we really have some three-plus months left, but that means almost 75 percent of it has...

Restaurants Embracing Online Ordering and To-Go in the Name of Speed

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 11, 2019 10:28:20 AM

Delivery seems to be the topic of conversation these days for those in the restaurant industry—and for good reason. Revenue in the U.S. online...