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: The Confusing Realities of Regulation
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation

When Paul Danylik opened up an ice cream franchise, he knew he'd have to deal with regulation. He just didn't know how much.
Do You Let Employees Show Their Tattoos? Starbucks Doesn't - But That May Change.
Tattoos

Do You Let Employees Show Their Tattoos? Starbucks Doesn't - But That May Change.

As Starbucks considers revising its visible tattoo ban, we ask you: Do you think tattoos are important self-expression or unprofessional in the workplace?
Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'
Olive Garden

Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'

Starboard Value published a snarky, almost 300-page presentation telling Darden Restaurants how to mend the struggling Olive Garden brand.
Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between

Opening a franchise is very different than working in corporate America – and that's a good thing, according to this franchisee.
Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans
Franchise

Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
McDonald's Wants to Trademark 'McBrunch'
Breakfast

McDonald's Wants to Trademark 'McBrunch'

The burger chain may be getting ready to open a new front in the fast-food wars.
Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?
Burger King

Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?

Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade.
Why Chipotle Won't Franchise
Franchise

Why Chipotle Won't Franchise

The mega-successful burrito chain says it probably won't go the franchising route. Here's why that's a smart move.
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.