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. 

Soon, Google Will Allow You to Order Fast Food Simply by Smiling at the Cashier
Mobile Payments

Soon, Google Will Allow You to Order Fast Food Simply by Smiling at the Cashier

A preview of Hands Free payment will roll out in the San Francisco Bay area later this year.
Why Former Employees Make Great Franchisees
Franchise Players

Why Former Employees Make Great Franchisees

Brooke and Les Wilson went from employees at Two Men and a Truck to 'all-in' as franchisees.
After More Than a Year of Hurtful Headlines, McDonald's to Stop Reporting Monthly Sales
McDonalds

After More Than a Year of Hurtful Headlines, McDonald's to Stop Reporting Monthly Sales

The chain has decided to stop disclosing its sales figures as frequently.
Why These Newlyweds Opened the First Orangetheory Fitness in Manhattan
Franchise Players

Why These Newlyweds Opened the First Orangetheory Fitness in Manhattan

Five years after the concept's creation, Adam Krell and Jessica Kumari opened the fitness franchise's first location in Manhattan.
Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to Cut Artificial Flavors and Coloring
Health

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to Cut Artificial Flavors and Coloring

The sister chains are upping brand standards to appease the quality-oriented customer.
What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise
Franchise Players

What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise

Julie and Kevin McAdoo say, if they had to do it all over again, they'd start with the franchise, not the startup.
Chef Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Spitting in Customer's Food
Legal Center

Chef Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Spitting in Customer's Food

The New Jersey cook spat on an overly demanding customer's roll.
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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.