Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

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

Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors
Fraud

Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors

Josh Newman is known for his work in venture capital, film and fitness – and now, allegedly, for defrauding investors.
5 Uncomfortable Questions Asked at McDonald's Company Shareholders' Meeting
McDonalds

5 Uncomfortable Questions Asked at McDonald's Company Shareholders' Meeting

Like to complain about McDonald's? You'd fit right in at the company's shareholders' meeting.
Why This Air Force Veteran Decided to Become a Franchisee of a Brand She Loved as a Kid
Franchise Players

Why This Air Force Veteran Decided to Become a Franchisee of a Brand She Loved as a Kid

After eight years as an Air Force officer, Tammy Tubbs decided to open up a Papa Murphy's franchise.
The CEO of Carl's Jr. Doesn't Care If You're Offended by the Chain's Sexy Ads
Marketing

The CEO of Carl's Jr. Doesn't Care If You're Offended by the Chain's Sexy Ads

The burger chain runs commercials starring swimsuit models for the same reason it is putting a hotdog on top of a cheeseburger: because 'young, hungry guys' love it.
From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee
Franchise Players

From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee

Aislinn Smith first appeared in 'Entrepreneur' 20 years ago, after founding a dance studio as a teenager. Here's what she's been up to in the last two decades.
Waco's Twin Peaks Loses Franchise Rights After Biker Gang Gun Battle
Legal Center

Waco's Twin Peaks Loses Franchise Rights After Biker Gang Gun Battle

The breastaurant chain says that the franchisee failed to take action following warnings from police and corporate headquarters.
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A Former Athlete Spills on Opening a Fitness Franchise
Franchise Players

A Former Athlete Spills on Opening a Fitness Franchise

After a life of playing and coaching sports, Heidi Parr became a multi-unit Power Train franchisee.
Cracking the Coffee Code: What Happens Behind the Scenes at Dunkin's Test Kitchen
Tastemakers

Cracking the Coffee Code: What Happens Behind the Scenes at Dunkin's Test Kitchen

Here's how the chain serves up consistent, quality coffee to its army of loyal customers from China to Southern California.
The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry
Legal Center

The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry

The partnership between the union and franchisees is far from over.
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Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is
Legal Center

Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is

The franchise industry just got a clue to untangling a knotty problem.
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The 8 Craziest Ways McDonald's Has Tried to Boost Sales
McDonalds

The 8 Craziest Ways McDonald's Has Tried to Boost Sales

In celebration of McDonald's 75th birthday, here are some of the chain's wackiest recent menu items and marketing tactics in the last year.
New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be
Loans

New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.
Freshii's CEO Says McDonald's Franchisees Want to Open Healthy Shops Inside Fast-Food Restaurants
Health

Freshii's CEO Says McDonald's Franchisees Want to Open Healthy Shops Inside Fast-Food Restaurants

Matthew Corrin believes opening Freshii locations in McDonald's would be win-win for everyone involved -- and he says that franchisees agree with him.
The One Productivity Tool This Shark Tank Star Swears By
Barbara Corcoran

The One Productivity Tool This Shark Tank Star Swears By

Barbara Corcoran puts her own spin on a strategy that's been around for decades.
Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand
Franchise Players

Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand

More than 30 years after his mother founded the business, Matt Rand turned Rand Realty into a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchised location.