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

Poultry Prices and China’s African Swine Fever

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 26, 2019 1:41:38 PM

Those in the restaurant industry have been keeping a watchful eye on the effects that global challenges such as tariffs and disease may be having...

Restaurant Tech—Is Big Data Starting to Annoy Your Restaurant Guests?

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 21, 2019 4:56:27 PM

Some in the restaurant industry believe it’s become an obsession—the collection of data, big data, that is.

Big data, as defined by Oxford, is...

Bankruptcy and Restaurants—Signs of the Times or Simply Restructuring

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 20, 2019 12:49:14 PM

In 2018, these 10 restaurants with multiple brands filed for bankruptcy: Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, Real Mex Restaurants which...

Is the Delivery-Only Model an Option for your Restaurant?

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 14, 2019 11:26:41 AM

We live in a virtual world. From books to browsers to online games and shopping malls, much of our life takes place in the cloud and across cyber...

Is Fishless Fish the Next Impossible Burger?

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 7, 2019 2:23:46 PM

A colleague of mine tried some fishless fish at the recent NRA conference. Unfortunately, it was not an experience that she enjoyed or would care...

Regenerative Greens—What are They and are Customers Willing to Pay Up for Them?

Posted by Marisa Upson on Jul 31, 2019 10:23:58 AM

No, a regenerative green is not a plant that promises to add years to our aging bodies. Although greens are known as a superfood packed with...

Up and Coming Food Halls in Chicago and Across the Nation

Posted by Marisa Upson on Jul 25, 2019 5:17:19 PM

I love James Brennan’s, a writer on Fine Dining Lovers, description of a Food Hall, “Imagine a fleet of trendy food trucks has crashed through...

Amazon Closes Down Food Delivery Service—Kind Of

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

Just a month ago—on June 24—Amazon ended its restaurant delivery service known as Amazon Restaurants as well as its Daily Dish program that...