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. 

Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise
Franchise

Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise

After working his way up from waiter to franchise owner at Outback Steakhouse, Cecil Tyrell Whisenton decided to try his hand at healthy vending franchising.
Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Legal Center

Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The NLRB's recent ruling has the potential to tear the franchise model apart at the seams. So, franchisors and franchisees are taking action.
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'We Don't Give a Sh*t About Gluten Free': A Restaurant Owner Gets Bold With Customers
Customer Service

'We Don't Give a Sh*t About Gluten Free': A Restaurant Owner Gets Bold With Customers

A San Francisco chef is tired of catering to hard-to-satisfy customers. So, he's telling picky patrons to go buy dinner elsewhere.
Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee

Kevin Ortner became Renters Warehouse first franchisee because he believed the young company could bring something fresh to the industry.
3 Out of 4 Negative Tweets Happen While Customers Are Still Inside the Restaurant
Social Media

3 Out of 4 Negative Tweets Happen While Customers Are Still Inside the Restaurant

Social media provides a new way to deal with disgruntled customers before they even finish eating.
Starbucks Tests Coffee That Tastes Like Beer
Starbucks

Starbucks Tests Coffee That Tastes Like Beer

Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Starbucks's newest beverage is closer in taste to Guinness.
Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Home Depot Reports Bigger Breach Than Target; Criminals Used Custom Malware
Hackers

Home Depot Reports Bigger Breach Than Target; Criminals Used Custom Malware

Home Depot's cyberattack put 56 million credit cards at risk, significantly more than Target's breach.
Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six

Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance.
Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo
Branding

Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo

Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design.
Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel

When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.
The 'FOMO Epidemic' and Why It Matters to Millennial-Hungry Businesses
Millennials

The 'FOMO Epidemic' and Why It Matters to Millennial-Hungry Businesses

Nearly 70 percent of millennials experience 'fear of missing out' – and it's influencing their purchasing decisions.
FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed
Shipping Center

FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed

FedEx and UPS are looking ahead to a busy holiday season as ecommerce thrives.
Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.