Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Franchises

Franchise Players: Childhood Memories Become a Career for This Sandwich Shop Franchisee

Jennifer Burnett brought a slice of her parents' East Coast childhood to Texas, opening up a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.
KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal
Franchises

KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal

As KFC and Pizza Hut's same-store sales slip in China, parent company Yum is worried about long-term consumer confidence in the brands.
Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing
Franchises

Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing

This franchising couple see every moment as a chance to advertise their franchise.
The 9 Highest Calorie Meals from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants
Franchises

The 9 Highest Calorie Meals from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Can you guess which chain took the cake for the most calorie-rich food offering? Hint: It has a 2,780 calorie French toast dish.
Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location
Franchises

Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location

These College Hunks Hauling Junk franchisors tried to open up a pilot location for a new franchise concept, before converting the location into a Two Maids & A Mop franchised unit.
Mrs. Fields and TCBY Are Rising From the Ashes, Hand in Hand
Franchises

Mrs. Fields and TCBY Are Rising From the Ashes, Hand in Hand

Through dual branding and an in-store ecommerce business, the two sweet sister brands are hoping to cash in on a new type of franchise.
Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'
Franchises

Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.
Darden CEO Steps Down Amid Investor Battle
Franchises

Darden CEO Steps Down Amid Investor Battle

Clarence Otis announced his departure from the parent company of Olive Garden on the same day the company completed the sale of Red Lobster.
Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation
Franchises

Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation

Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality.
Jamba Juice Is Going On a Serious Franchisee Recruitment Spree
Franchises

Jamba Juice Is Going On a Serious Franchisee Recruitment Spree

With new franchise initiatives, the smoothie chain wants to almost double its number of franchised locations in the next five years.
Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee

When his father died, it was Mark Calis's turn to step up as co-owner of a Minuteman Press with his mother.
With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut
Franchises

With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading.
Franchise Players: We Were Planet Fitness's First Franchisees. Now, We Own 22 Locations.
Franchises

Franchise Players: We Were Planet Fitness's First Franchisees. Now, We Own 22 Locations.

Over the last decade, Eric Dore and Shane McGuiness have seen Planet fitness grow from a regional fitness chain to an 800-plus location franchise.
Dunkin' Sales Disappoint as Same-Store Sales Drag
Franchises

Dunkin' Sales Disappoint as Same-Store Sales Drag

The company missed expectations due to weak sales at Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S. and Baskin-Robbins' struggles abroad.
Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination
Franchises

Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out.
Franchise Players: Hiring the Right People Is the Hardest Part
Franchises

Franchise Players: Hiring the Right People Is the Hardest Part

After 30 years in the corporate world, Skip Wyatt decided it was time to create jobs instead of finding ways to eliminate them.
The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)
Franchises

The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)

Chick-fil-A and Chipotle are two of the hottest brands in food right now. Here's how they're cashing in on travelers' tastes.
Chinese Police Detain Five in Expired Meat Investigation
Franchises

Chinese Police Detain Five in Expired Meat Investigation

Officials believe the American-owned food supplier in China purposefully sold expired chicken to chains including McDonald's, KFC and Starbucks.
Franchise Players: A Military Veteran and Leukemia Survivor Embraces Life as a Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Military Veteran and Leukemia Survivor Embraces Life as a Franchisee

After 10 years in the Marines and a bout with leukemia, this franchisee decided she wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play
Franchises

Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play

Domino's ad for Specialty Chicken features a reference to a failed cookie pizza just as Pizza Hut rolled out a cookie pizza of its own.
Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week
Franchises

Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week

Legal battles with franchisees, expired meat and another disappointing quarterly report: it's already been a hard week for McDonald's.
Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees
Franchises

Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees

Devang and Chaitali Kothari didn't realize that the biggest challenge in franchising would be learning to be good managers.
Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship
Franchises

Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship

After taking a leap of faith 22 years ago, Susan and Dan Manwaring have opened 14 Batteries Plus Bulbs stores.
New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It
Franchises

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)
The 'Treps

You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)

Businesses owned by women are booming in the South. Check out this infographic to see how your state matches up.
Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon
The 'Treps

Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon

Entrepreneurs' drive to be on the edge of innovation is leading to a new market for super-food slurries that aim to revolutionize eating as we know it.
Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings
Franchises

Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Sales at KFC and Taco Bell boosted Yum Brands to a solid second quarter, while Pizza Hut struggled to keep up.
Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising

Ken Kuck explains how he and his wife became franchisees in the space.
Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike
Business News

Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike

As cocoa prices hit a three year high, chocolate makers are being forced to charge more for their sweet treats.
Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)
Leadership

Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)

Lack of advancement, poor work-life balance and economics – here are the real deal breakers for employees.
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