Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

Kate Taylor is a staff writer cover franchises for Entrepreneur.com. Related areas of interest include chain restaurants, franchisee profiles and food trends. Get in touch with tips and feed back via email at ktaylor@entrepreneur.com or on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations
McDonalds

'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations

The National Labor Relations Board is treating McDonald's as a joint employer in more alleged labor violations, to the horror of the franchise industry.
McDonald's Boosts McNuggets Sales With iBeacon Test
McDonalds

McDonald's Boosts McNuggets Sales With iBeacon Test

If you're near a McDonald's in Columbus, Ga., get ready for coupons to start popping up on your iPhone.
How Serial Entrepreneur and Racecar Driver Ken Block Found Success Both On and Off the Track
Entrepreneurs

How Serial Entrepreneur and Racecar Driver Ken Block Found Success Both On and Off the Track

DC Shoes founder Ken Block grew his latest apparel company 50 percent in the last year, all while continuing to compete as a motor racing driver.
Lessons Learned From 13 Years in the Lawn Care Industry
Franchise Players

Lessons Learned From 13 Years in the Lawn Care Industry

During their first year in the franchise industry, this couple was making mac-and-cheese dinners and sleeping in the office. Now, they're about to hit the $1 million sales mark.
A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business
Franchise Players

A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business

After serving in the U.S. Army in Japan, South Korea and Afghanistan, Vincent Stoakley retired from active duty to become a home inspection franchisee.
Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down
Yelp

Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down

With new software, researchers say Yelp reviews can serve as a crystal ball for restaurant failures.
With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden
Olive Garden

With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden

Two months after Darden's dramatic board restructuring, Olive Garden beat analysts' expectations and reported its first positive same-store sales in more than a year.
Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee

After working as managers at a Two Men and a Truck location in Chicago, Brian Stern and Nicole Wiese moved to Boston to become franchisees of their own location.
Does It Pay to Feed Your Employees? (Infographic)
Leadership

Does It Pay to Feed Your Employees? (Infographic)

It's not cheap to buy your office a quality lunch, but if you're offering perks, this one could improve your bottom line.
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Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet
Franchise Players

Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet

When Jesse and Cori Reisch opened a fitness franchise for the 50-plus crowd, they wanted to have a greater purpose than to turn a profit.
Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle
Trademarks

Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle

A kale-loving solopreneur triumphed over the famous chicken chain, who's slogan is 'Eat Mor Chikin.'
Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan
McDonalds

Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan

At McDonald's restaurants in Japan, medium and large fries have been taken off the menu.
How This Ex-Subway Conductor Became an Expert in Franchising
Franchise Players

How This Ex-Subway Conductor Became an Expert in Franchising

After ending his career in the New York City subway system, Tom Scarda became a Maui Wowi franchisee. Now, he helps others find the right franchise for them.
What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State
Franchise Players

What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State

When Slava Kopilevich had the chance to bring the Sarpino's Pizzeria brand to Florida, he decided to relocate to become the first franchisee in the state.
This Movie About McDonald's Could Be 'The Social Network' for Fast-Food
Movies

This Movie About McDonald's Could Be 'The Social Network' for Fast-Food

John Lee Hancock, director of 'The Blind Side,' is reportedly in negotiations to direct a movie on the early days of McDonald's.