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

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...

Bar Technology —Controlling Loss and Driving Customer Base

Posted by Marisa Upson on Dec 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

According to Restaurant Business, bar losses can be staggering—about 23 percent of the bottom line. Almost every establishment is or has had theft...

Creating a Successful Beverage Menu

Posted by Marisa Upson on Nov 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For most restaurateurs, one of the first tasks they undertake is constructing the menu—food that is. Every detail, including ingredients, portion...

Restaurant Leasing Nightmares

Posted by Marisa Upson on Nov 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Negotiating a lease is one of the first steps on the path of becoming a successful restaurateur. Not to sound overly-dramatic, but this legal...

Top Challenges for Operators in 2018

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

Toast recently published their 60+ restaurant statistics gathered from reports, studies, and articles that spanned the internet. They also...

Restaurant’s New Pricing Strategy: The Surcharge Fee

Posted by Marisa Upson on Nov 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I recently received an email from a colleague who shared a first-time experience she’d had when dining out. Her check included the following...

The Makings of a Successful LTO

Posted by Marisa Upson on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For you McRib fans out there, you’ll be happy to hear that the elusive limited-time offer (LTO) by McDonalds has once again found its way into...