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

How the Gig Economy is Affecting Restaurants

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

A gig economy is a labor market that consists of an abundance of freelance and independent contractor positions as opposed to permanent full-time...

Restaurants Enticing the Solo Diner

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

While many restaurants are designed around parties of two or more and cater to larger groups in search of bigger tabs, they may be missing out on...

Reducing Food Waste

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

According to a study conducted at the University of Arizona, 9.55 percent and 11.3 percent of the total amount of purchased food for fast-food and...

How Design Impacts Taste and Increases Appetite

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM

We all know how color and lighting can affect one’s mood. Walk into a restaurant filled with soft blues, violets and gentle shades of green with...

Should you Allocate More Space for Alcohol-Free Drinks?

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you haven’t heard the latest phrase or craze hitting the restaurant industry, take note. Mocktails, or alcohol-free drinks, have been making...

Casual Dining on the Decline

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It’s been about a decade since casual-dining restaurants began reporting a slump in sales. Despite this, and for reasons that are unclear to most...

5 Common Issues During a Supply Chain Assessment

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Many restaurant owners get in to the business because of their ability to create culinary masterpieces. Others open a restaurant because of the...

Alcohol Firms Eyeing Cannabis

Posted by Marisa Upson on Apr 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

With over half of the country considering or approving legalization of marijuana in some form, alcohol firms as well as restaurateurs are keeping...