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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises

How the Coolhaus Founder Stayed Chill as One Food Truck Became a Frozen Treat Empire

Coolhaus founder Natasha Case went from selling ice cream sandwiches out of an old postal truck to self-made millionaire. Here's how.
April 17, 2014 in The 'Treps
Franchise Players: I'm On My Own, But Not Alone

Franchise Players: I'm On My Own, But Not Alone

After years of self-employment, this franchisee wanted to get into business for himself but not by himself.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises
KFC to Bring Back the Infamous Double Down

KFC to Bring Back the Infamous Double Down

Hot on the heels of the drumstick corsage, KFC is bringing back the super-hyped Double Down.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises
Restaurant Job Growth Rebounds in March (Infographic)

Restaurant Job Growth Rebounds in March (Infographic)

After a grim February, restaurants once again ruled as the largest job creators in the franchise sector.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How We Knew Which Franchise Was Best for Us

Franchise Players: How We Knew Which Franchise Was Best for Us

With a wealth of experience in corporate management, these Goddard School franchisees knew the right franchisor was key to success.
April 16, 2014 in Franchises
WATCH: Southwest Flight Attendant Delivers Hilarious Safety Announcement

WATCH: Southwest Flight Attendant Delivers Hilarious Safety Announcement

This flight attendant could probably double as a standup comedian, with her spiced-up safety announcement garnering over 1.5 million views on YouTube.
April 16, 2014 in Social Media
5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises

5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises

With apps, wearable tech and the ability to micromanage franchisees across the country, tech is giving fitness chains new ways to flex their business muscle.
April 15, 2014 in Franchises
KFC's Drumstick Corsages Are the Latest Quirky, Millennial-Targeted Fast-Food Experiment

KFC's Drumstick Corsages Are the Latest Quirky, Millennial-Targeted Fast-Food Experiment

In the ongoing battle to prove which fast-food chain 'gets' millennials the most, KFC is now selling corsages for prom
April 14, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing

Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing

In a serious sign of customer loyalty, Akash Lal became the owner of his local go-to PostNet location to save it from shuttering its doors.
April 14, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide

Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide

With Hooters locations from South Africa to Portland, Ore., Michael Pruitt knows how to make a brand go global.
April 12, 2014 in Franchises
Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants

Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants

With a new chicken dish that can be topped like a pizza, Domino's joins the ranks of restaurants that are winging it with chicken.
April 11, 2014 in Franchises
The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

A new report shows that the three restaurants business travelers expense the most are Starbucks, McDonald's and Panera Bread. Here's why.
April 11, 2014 in Franchises
Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.
April 10, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping

Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping

Melanie Kittrell knows that people love popcorn. So, she's working to find new ways to sell it to eager customers.
April 10, 2014 in Franchises
Chick-fil-A Tries to Appeal to New Yorkers By Updating Image

Chick-fil-A Tries to Appeal to New Yorkers By Updating Image

The socially conservative chicken chain is expanding into urban locations in 2014, including New York City.
April 10, 2014 in Franchises
Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

More than 20 franchisees have accused Papa Murphy's of failing to release necessary information in franchise disclosure documents.
April 10, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

Bojangles' is known for having some of the most dedicated customers in the industry. Kristal Beaver would know -- she was one prior to becoming a franchisee.
April 9, 2014 in Franchises
The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic)

The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic)

A new study indicates personal drive is more important than specific skills.
April 9, 2014 in Leadership
Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

The bankrupt sandwich chain has reached a settlement with 12 defunct franchisees who were suing the company for about $40 million.
April 8, 2014 in Franchises
Lazy Customers Can Now Search Yelp Using Emojis

Lazy Customers Can Now Search Yelp Using Emojis

Fewer characters? Sure. More convenient? Probably not.
April 8, 2014 in Technology
Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee

Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee

Chad Hierholzer gained experience as a health-care screening services client before becoming a Star Wellness franchisee himself.
April 7, 2014 in Franchises
How to Be More Creative, Wherever You Work

How to Be More Creative, Wherever You Work

One in three employed adults in the U.S. want to quit their job to pursue a more creative position. Here are five ways to get the creative juices flowing right now.
April 5, 2014 in The 'Treps
GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

GrubHub's IPO has proved to be a treat for investors, as the stock jumped 54 percent in its public debut.
April 4, 2014 in Money
Franchise Players: A 'College Hunk' Franchisee on Dealing With Red Tape

Franchise Players: A 'College Hunk' Franchisee on Dealing With Red Tape

Operating 'College Hunks' franchises across four states, Stephen Bienko has dealt with plenty of state regulations and red tape.
April 4, 2014 in Franchises
Would Your Product Sell Better If Your Packaging Looked Customers In the Eye?

Would Your Product Sell Better If Your Packaging Looked Customers In the Eye?

A new study suggests that making eye contact with the characters or people on a cereal box increases trust and connection with the brand.
April 3, 2014 in Marketing
Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan

Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan

Dairy Queen is taking on the challenge of opening a franchise in the heart of New York City, with plans to open 35 to 50 more restaurants in the area.
April 3, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths

Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths

After 30 years of experience outside the franchising industry, this couple now works together at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries.
April 3, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual

Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual

How this McAlister's franchisee went from owning an Italian fine dining restaurant to running 23 delis.
April 2, 2014 in Franchises
8 Lessons This Record-Breaking Girl Scout Can Teach Entrepreneurs

8 Lessons This Record-Breaking Girl Scout Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Katie Francis sold 21,477 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year. Here's what she can teach you about entrepreneurship.
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
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