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. 

Food-Tech Startup Soylent Snags $20 Million in Funding
Funding

Food-Tech Startup Soylent Snags $20 Million in Funding

'We will make food so cheap only the rich will cook,' says Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart regarding the investment.
What I Have Learned as a Coupon Magazine's First Ever Franchisee
Franchise Players

What I Have Learned as a Coupon Magazine's First Ever Franchisee

Don Grindle left corporate America to become the first person to buy a Money Pages franchise.
Business Travelers Are Expensing More Uber Rides Than Ever
Uber

Business Travelers Are Expensing More Uber Rides Than Ever

A new report shows corporate travelers are increasingly relying on the ridesharing service, posing a threat to both traditional taxi and rental-car companies.
Pretty People Eat for Free at This Chinese Restaurant
Food Businesses

Pretty People Eat for Free at This Chinese Restaurant

A restaurant in central China is offering free meals to the 50 most beautiful customers who walk through the doors every day, as judged by a panel of local plastic surgeons.
Chipotle Stops Selling Pork at Hundreds of Locations After Supplier Violates the Chain's Animal-Welfare Standards
Chipotle

Chipotle Stops Selling Pork at Hundreds of Locations After Supplier Violates the Chain's Animal-Welfare Standards

The burrito chain suspended purchases from a major pork supplier after an audit revealed it had failed to comply with Chipotle's standards for treatment of animals.
How I Went From Working at State Farm to Running My Own Insurance Franchise
Franchise Players

How I Went From Working at State Farm to Running My Own Insurance Franchise

Chris Cole saw a career-boosting opportunity with Brightway Insurance to open an independent insurance agency.
Soon, a Third of U.S. Pizza Huts Will Sell Gluten-Free Pizza
Pizza Hut

Soon, a Third of U.S. Pizza Huts Will Sell Gluten-Free Pizza

As the gluten-free movement grows, the chain is jumping on the bandwagon with a pizza that is certified gluten-free.
3 Ways Brands Are Marketing Nostalgia in the Age of Throwback Thursday
Nostalgia

3 Ways Brands Are Marketing Nostalgia in the Age of Throwback Thursday

You know you're a '90s kid if companies are trying to win you over through memories of your childhood.
Franchising When Subway Is Your Family Business
Franchise Players

Franchising When Subway Is Your Family Business

Keshuv Aggarwal's family own and operates more than 50 Subway restaurants. Here's why he expanded into the chicken wing business.
Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case
Franchisees

Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case

A California judge ruled that only Massage Envy franchisees – not the corporate franchisor – are responsible for wage violations, in contrast to recent National Labor Relations Board decisions.
From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee
Franchise Players

From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee

Anna Shmukler says it was fate that brought her to Instant Imprints. Here's how she became a franchisee after 30 years in the engineering field.
Franchise Players

If Your Business Isn't Evolving, It's Dying

Mike Druce has been a franchisee for Academy of Learning College for six years, but he's far from done growing.
6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015
Trends

6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

Sour flavors, vegetable mashups, a ramen renaissance and more extreme food trends are on tap for this year.
How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity
Franchise Players

How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity

Lorrie Leary and Mike Coon could not have guessed that searching for pretzels to snack on would lead to them becoming franchisees.
Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1
Styrofoam

Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1

Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.