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

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...

Delivery Revenue is on its Way to $68 Billion

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

I almost hate to report this, but it appears that delivery revenue is expected to triple the rate of on-sight sales by 2023, with digital orders...

Franchise News: DOL Proposes Four-Point Test to Determine Joint Employer Status

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 9, 2019 9:38:34 AM

It started in 2014—the year that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recommended that McDonald’s be considered a co-employer and partially...

Texas Roadhouse Responds to Rising Costs

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

Texas Roadhouse is undergoing their second price increase in four months in order to maintain their margins in the face of rising labor and...

Digital Marketing Made Easy for Restaurants

Posted by Marisa Upson on Mar 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Digital marketing—a phrase that can make some restaurateurs skin crawl and others dash off a quick post or tweet—has come a long way since its...