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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars

Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars

While breakfast has been making headlines, there are other high-stakes areas where U.S. fast-food giants should be focused.
April 23, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline

Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline

This Scottish Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisee used franchising to get into business young while learning from an organization's experience.
April 23, 2014 in Franchises
McDonald's Profit Slips in Chilly First Quarter. Will Yum Brands Fare Better?

McDonald's Profit Slips in Chilly First Quarter. Will Yum Brands Fare Better?

In a quarter that saw fast-food breakfast wars and the polar vortex, here's how McDonald's is measuring up to the competition.
April 22, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How This CEO Manages 170 Franchised Locations Across 6 Brands

Franchise Players: How This CEO Manages 170 Franchised Locations Across 6 Brands

Tony Lutfi started his career in franchising as a cook at Jack in the Box. Now he owns 21 restaurants – plus five other brands.
April 22, 2014 in Franchises
Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government

Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government

You may be able to order pouches of powdered vodka, Cosmopolitans and 'Powderitas' as soon as this fall.
April 21, 2014 in Business News
Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle

Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle

After nine years in the military, Tai Jeffries refuses to settle for anything less than her male counterparts as a cleaning franchisee.
April 21, 2014 in Franchises
8 Totally Weird Fast-Food Items That Everyone Is Talking About

8 Totally Weird Fast-Food Items That Everyone Is Talking About

Fast-food chains have been trying to one-up each other with wacky offerings like the Waffle Taco and Chicken Corsage. Here are some of the weirdest items on the menu.
April 19, 2014 in Franchises
Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target's online subscription service launched in September with just 150 baby-care items. Now, it's increasing its product offering tenfold, offering everything from K-cups to dog food for regular del
April 19, 2014 in Business News
At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones

At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones

Sonja Rasula was tired of boring business conferences. So, she used her summer camp memories as a launch pad for CAMP, a new kind of networking event for adults.
April 18, 2014 in The 'Treps
Franchise Players: Changing Careers to Provide Compassionate Caregiving

Franchise Players: Changing Careers to Provide Compassionate Caregiving

After her father's death, Jane Daume was inspired to become a franchisee for an in-home care business for seniors.
April 18, 2014 in Franchises
Like It or Not, 'Pizza Cake' Could Soon Be a Thing

Like It or Not, 'Pizza Cake' Could Soon Be a Thing

Boston Pizza customers can now vote on whether the chain should begin selling a Pizza Cake, a gas-powered pizza cutter or a pizza air freshener.
April 18, 2014 in Franchises
Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic  to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

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

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
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