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. 

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.
Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia
Franchise Players

Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia

When Nancy and Dave Dalton began looking into opening their own business, they let their love for animals serve as their guide.
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015
Millennials

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015

Yum Brands, the parent company of the three chains, is so focused on millennials, its executives used Twitter lingo during a major investor meeting.
This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger
Sustainability

This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger

Carl's Jr. is serving up burgers made from grass-fed, free-range cows.
Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop
Franchise Players

Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop

After 10 years of owning a valet company, Rich Wilkinson decided to relocate to open a Which Wich location in South Carolina.
McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales
McDonalds

McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales

The fast-food chain is finally taking serious action to fix slumping sales, making menu cuts while focusing on fresher, higher-quality food.