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: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise

Alison Paton invested her life savings to become a Papa John's franchisee 23 years ago.
Denny's Just Capitalized on Apple's Tech Glitch in a Genius Marketing Move
Social Media

Denny's Just Capitalized on Apple's Tech Glitch in a Genius Marketing Move

The restaurant chain was quick to latch onto Apple's tech glitch, creating a clever Twitter post that went viral in minutes.
Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's
McDonalds

Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday.
Why Leeza Gibbons Just Bought a Senior Care Franchise
Franchise

Why Leeza Gibbons Just Bought a Senior Care Franchise

The former talk show host turned to senior care franchising after caring for her mother following her Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Chick-Fil-A Founder to Be Remembered for Vision, Values
Chick-fil-A

Chick-Fil-A Founder to Be Remembered for Vision, Values

S. Truett Cathy, the founder and chairman emeritus of Chick-fil-A, passed away at the age of 93 on Monday.
For Restaurant Goers, Authenticity Trumps Hygiene
Food Businesses

For Restaurant Goers, Authenticity Trumps Hygiene

Forget the public health department: if customers think a restaurant is authentic, they don't care how clean it is.
Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising

As the newspaper industry struggled, Chris Meyer decided it was time to take a leap as an entrepreneur.
Starbucks Speeds Up Service at Express Stores, Ups Quality at Starbucks Reserves
Starbucks

Starbucks Speeds Up Service at Express Stores, Ups Quality at Starbucks Reserves

Starbucks is hoping to entice both high-paying and convenience-craving customers with two new store formats.
Franchise Players: After 9/11, This Franchisee Sold Everything to Reboot His Career
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: After 9/11, This Franchisee Sold Everything to Reboot His Career

For Andrew Slattery, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were a wakeup call to switch careers and become a franchisee.
Georgia Dealerships Attack Tesla's Direct Sales Model
Tesla

Georgia Dealerships Attack Tesla's Direct Sales Model

Georgia is the latest state to attack the electric car company for selling cars directly to customers instead of through auto dealerships.
Groupon Helps Restaurants Fill Tables During Off-Hours With Reservation-Based Deals
Groupon

Groupon Helps Restaurants Fill Tables During Off-Hours With Reservation-Based Deals

Groupon's latest feature allows businesses to offer deals that can only be redeemed at a specific time of day.
Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location

After two decades in the custom closet business, Truman Jepson converted his small business into a franchised location of Closets by Design.
Isis Mobile Wallet Changes Name to Distinguish Itself From Terror Group
Mobile Payments

Isis Mobile Wallet Changes Name to Distinguish Itself From Terror Group

As the terrorist organization ISIS dominates international news, a mobile wallet company with the same name is now calling itself "Softcard."
What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?
Legal Center

What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?

Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California is divided between two minimum wages, each with its own set of problems.
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Franchise Players: Entering a Foreign Market Through Franchising
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Entering a Foreign Market Through Franchising

After 55 years operating in the pharmaceutical business in Mexico, Medix decided to enter the American market as a Medifast franchisee.