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. 

Oreo Biscuits Are the Latest Food Mashup
Mashup

Oreo Biscuits Are the Latest Food Mashup

Atlanta-based Church's Chicken is hopping onto the fast-food mashup bandwagon for the first time.
Franchise Owners: Tell Us Your Story
Franchise Players

Franchise Owners: Tell Us Your Story

Some of the best advice for those looking to buy a franchise comes from those who have done it themselves. Here's your chance to help.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From This Goofy, Disobedient Dog
Entrepreneurs

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From This Goofy, Disobedient Dog

This golden retriever may not win any canine competitions, but he found much more significant rewards doing things his own way.
TGI Fridays Is Putting 'Mistletoe Drones' in Restaurants
Holidays

TGI Fridays Is Putting 'Mistletoe Drones' in Restaurants

TGI Fridays in the U.K. has launched drones to force customers to make out. They even have a 'kiss cam' to scope out the action.
Square Makes Its Register Software Free Worldwide
Mobile Payments

Square Makes Its Register Software Free Worldwide

Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced today that the mobile payments company is now localized for 130 internationally currencies.
Helping Cancer Survivors as a Spa Franchisee
Franchise Players

Helping Cancer Survivors as a Spa Franchisee

As a Hand & Stone spa franchisee, Julie Bulatovic spearheaded a program to provide oncology treatments to people with cancer and their families.
Want a Black Friday Deal? Show Up Naked.
Black Friday

Want a Black Friday Deal? Show Up Naked.

Desigual is hosting an 'Undie Party' where the first 100 customers who show up wearing only their underwear on Nov. 25 receive a free outfit.
Starbucks Stores in This City Now Have Phone Charging Stations for Customers
Starbucks

Starbucks Stores in This City Now Have Phone Charging Stations for Customers

With an upcoming national rollout, dead battery anxiety is soon to be a thing of the past -- as long as you're near a Starbucks.
Will Tesla Have to Franchise?
Legal Center

Will Tesla Have to Franchise?

Elon Musk has hinted that Tesla may be considering a departure from the direct sales model, something industry insiders consider inevitable.
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This Wings-Loving Regular Became a Franchisee to Save His Favorite Restaurant From Closing Up Shop
Franchise Players

This Wings-Loving Regular Became a Franchisee to Save His Favorite Restaurant From Closing Up Shop

When Chad Ragland heard the restaurant's owners were selling their Wild Wing Cafe location, he knew he had to take action.
Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
Fast Casual Restaurants

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen

Shake Shack's founder Daniel Meyer, billionaire Steve Case and other investors are sold on the healthy, seasonal fast-casual.
Once Purchased for $92 Million, This Seafood Restaurant Just Sold for a Fraction of That
Mergers and Acquisitions

Once Purchased for $92 Million, This Seafood Restaurant Just Sold for a Fraction of That

In 2008, Ruth's Hospitality Group bought Mitchell's Fish Market for $92 million. Then, the recession hit.
Crumbs Dials Back on Cupcakes to Play Up New Products
Crumbs Bake Shop

Crumbs Dials Back on Cupcakes to Play Up New Products

With a new owner at the helm, the cupcake chain is continuing its post-bankruptcy comeback by introducing ice cream and more gluten-free products.
An Artist Opens Up Her Own Paint-and-Sip Franchise
Franchise Players

An Artist Opens Up Her Own Paint-and-Sip Franchise

Working as an artist instructor at a Pinot's Palette studio convinced Emma Harvey to establish her own location.
Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Tips for Businesses This Holiday Season
Holidays

Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Tips for Businesses This Holiday Season

The star of CNBC's 'The Profit' explains why small businesses should stay away from Black Friday and advises on what to look for in a seasonal worker.