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

Paying the Right Price for a Restaurant: Tips for Price Valuation

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You’ve done the leg work, found what could be your soon-to-be dream restaurant, and now it’s down to the financial finagling. Paying the right...

Tips for Creating Effective Team Communication

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Building a cohesive team is one of the most important and challenging undertakings for those in the restaurant industry. And yet, developing an...

Getting in on the “Near Me” Google Action

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Google recently released the information that “near me” mobile searches have exploded and are up 200 percent. While that is definitely notable,...

The New Craze: Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

While looking through Pinterest the other day, I caught sight of this quote: “If cauliflower can somehow become pizza…you, my friend, can do...

The Rise and Fall of Celebrity Chef-Owned Restaurants

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The restaurant business is not the avenue for success if one is looking for steady and predictable. Just ask any restaurateur who has been in the...

The Rise of Sustainable Restaurants

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The National Restaurant Association recently published its 2018 State of Restaurant Sustainability report. Restaurant owners and consumers...

Online Fraud Growing--How to Protect your Restaurant

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The unfolding digital world has created golden opportunities for those in the restaurant business. From mobile apps to online ordering and...

Shopping For a New POS System? Here’s What to Look For

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM

A good POS system is designed to seamlessly integrate your BOH and FOH. It tracks your guest’s order as soon as your wait staff enters it on the...