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. 

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.
Get Ready for the 'Achocolypse': The World Is Running Out of Chocolate
Chocolate

Get Ready for the 'Achocolypse': The World Is Running Out of Chocolate

The chocolate industry already can't keep up with how much we want to eat, and it's only getting worse.
Soylent Says Won't Sue Copycat Meal Replacement 'Schmoylent'
Intellectual Property

Soylent Says Won't Sue Copycat Meal Replacement 'Schmoylent'

The original meal replacement company says it won't take legal action, but discouraged the knockoff from trying to compete.
Burger King Introduces Another Stomach-Turning Burger in Japan
Burger King

Burger King Introduces Another Stomach-Turning Burger in Japan

A burger topped with berries is the latest of Burger King Japan's bizarre fast food offerings.
Why I Left My Fast-Food Operations Job to Open a Franchise of My Own
Franchise Players

Why I Left My Fast-Food Operations Job to Open a Franchise of My Own

After 34 years in the restaurant industry, Bryan Rhodes decided to open his own Window Genie franchise.
From Pro Football to Fitness Franchisee
Franchise Players

From Pro Football to Fitness Franchisee

Here's how this former NFL player became a Snap Fitness franchise owner.
Inside Pizza Hut's Radical Move to Double Its Menu
Pizza Hut

Inside Pizza Hut's Radical Move to Double Its Menu

The pizza chain just added a boatload of new menu items and revamped its website, logo and employee uniforms. Will franchisees be able to keep up with all the change?
Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns
Internships

Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns

Interns triumphed over the publisher in a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns from magazines like Vogue and the New Yorker.
7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free
Veterans

7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free

If you are a veteran interested in franchising, you have until January to apply for 7-Eleven's free franchise giveaway contest.
Why This Startup Co-Founder Became a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why This Startup Co-Founder Became a Franchisee

One would think raising three kids and acting as CMO for a tech startup would be enough of a challenge, but Riza Ayson wanted more.