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

Restaurants Embracing the Paleo and Keto Craze--Crafting Menus with the Latest "Healthy Trends" in Mind

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

While health trends can change as quickly as the weather in the Mid-west (a Chicagoan’s favorite saying: If you don’t like the weather, just wait...

The Relationship Between Franchisee and Franchisor

Posted by Marisa Upson on Jan 18, 2019 11:56:54 AM

Many entering the fray known as the restaurant business face this dilemma: to become a franchisee, or to stake their own claim and sink or swim by...

Adopting a Food Safety Culture

Posted by Marisa Upson on Jan 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The truth is: One foodborne illness can destroy a restaurant. We hate to pick on Chipotle, but their prolonged food-safety crisis is hard to top...

How to Make the Grade—Online Reviews

Posted by Marisa Upson on Jan 7, 2019 10:34:33 AM

TripAdvisor is starting a new end-of-the-year ranking—the top restaurant chains as determined by the quality, quantity, and number of recent...

Mastering Allergens in a Restaurant

Posted by Marisa Upson on Dec 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The number of guests that request special orders due to an allergy or a dietary choice that limits the intake of ingredients such as gluten,...

Restaurant Challenges in 2019

Posted by Marisa Upson on Dec 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The time has come, believe it or not, when we look back at the challenges and triumphs we faced in 2018 and prepare for the coming new year—a...

Where Restaurants Thrive

Posted by Marisa Upson on Dec 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Are you thinking about opening that restaurant you’ve dreamed about owning for years? Good for you. We won’t go into the industry’s failure rate,...

Restaurants and Your Privacy

Posted by Marisa Upson on Dec 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For those of you that remember calling restaurants in order to make your reservation, you probably also remember that little bell on the pass...