Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview
Franchises

Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview

From answering "why franchising?" to facing the future of the industry, here's what to expect at Entrepreneur's Growth Conference's franchising panel.
Chuck E. Cheese's Snags a Buyer
Franchises

Chuck E. Cheese's Snags a Buyer

Apollo Global Management will buy Chuck E. Cheese's parent company for $54 per share.
What I Wish I'd Known Before I Franchised My Company
Franchises

What I Wish I'd Known Before I Franchised My Company

Considering franchising your business? Start with these tips from four franchise founders.
Pizza Hut Wants a Bite of the By-the-Slice Business
Franchises

Pizza Hut Wants a Bite of the By-the-Slice Business

For the first time ever, Pizza Hut is selling pizza by the slice in new stores, as well as rolling out digital menu boards and deck ovens.
How the Producer Behind 'Jersey Shore' Turned Her Life Into Reality TV
Growing Your Business

How the Producer Behind 'Jersey Shore' Turned Her Life Into Reality TV

SallyAnn Salsano has taken everything from bad first dates to partying at the Jersey Shore to become one of the most successful TV producers on air.
Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession
Franchises

Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

The International Franchising Association predicts that franchise growth and job creation will outpace the wider economy in 2014.
Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday? Struggling Chain to Close 30 Restaurants
Franchises

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday? Struggling Chain to Close 30 Restaurants

Following a quarter of weak sales, Ruby Tuesday announced plans to close 30 restaurants.
Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block
Franchises

Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block

After disappointing sales, Chuck E. Cheese's parent company is reportedly exploring a potential sale.
How McDonald's Defines 'Sustainable' Beef Will Impact the Entire Industry
Franchises

How McDonald's Defines 'Sustainable' Beef Will Impact the Entire Industry

As McDonald's promises to buy 'verified sustainable' beef by 2016, the question remains -- what exactly is sustainable beef?
How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator
The 'Treps

How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

Scott Adams describes himself as a man with average skills who failed at almost everything. Yet, he has a bestselling book and created one of the most popular comics of all time. Here's how he did it.
Sonic Looks to Conquer Tougher Markets on Encouraging Q1 Results
Franchises

Sonic Looks to Conquer Tougher Markets on Encouraging Q1 Results

The drive-in chain is continuing its expansion with franchised restaurants in California and New York.
Employer vs. Employee: Who Runs Your Workplace? (Infographic)
Management & Operations

Employer vs. Employee: Who Runs Your Workplace? (Infographic)

Once upon a time, employers called all the shots. But things have changed.
Pizza Hut Offers Big Discount to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the World's First Online Purchase
Franchises

Pizza Hut Offers Big Discount to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the World's First Online Purchase

The pizza chain says the first purchase made online was one of its large pies. To mark the anniversary, it's offering customers an appetizing discount.
This Tiny Change Under Obamacare Could Cost One Industry Millions of Dollars
Franchises

This Tiny Change Under Obamacare Could Cost One Industry Millions of Dollars

While you watch your calories this New Year, vending businesses could have their profits eaten into.
Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked
News and Trends

Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked

In just the first day of 2014, Snapchat and Skype were rudely awakened to the need to improve security measures.
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles in 2013
Franchises

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles in 2013

From advice on how to name your franchise to the brilliance of KFC's 'Go Cup', a look at the most-read franchise stories of the year.
Celebrate New Year's Eve With a $375 Dinner -- at Applebee's?
Franchises

Celebrate New Year's Eve With a $375 Dinner -- at Applebee's?

Applebee's customers are usually seeking deals for dinner. This New Year's, however, one franchisee is charging big bucks for an open bar and buffet.
New Year, New Expansion: McDonald's to Open First Restaurant in Vietnam
Franchises

New Year, New Expansion: McDonald's to Open First Restaurant in Vietnam

Despite struggling with sales in Asia, McDonald's will open its first restaurant in Vietnam in 2014.
Struggling Red Lobster to Split From Parent Company
Franchises

Struggling Red Lobster to Split From Parent Company

As Red Lobster struggles, Darden is looking to sell or spin off the seafood restaurant to focus on more profitable up-and-coming chains.
Chipotle, Subway Want a Slice of the Fast-Casual Pizza Business
Franchises

Chipotle, Subway Want a Slice of the Fast-Casual Pizza Business

Chipotle will apply its fast and fresh formula to pizza and a Subway franchisee plans to open a Subway Pizza Express in 2014.
Do the Side Hustle: 5 Better Ways to Earn Extra Cash
Startup Basics

Do the Side Hustle: 5 Better Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Check out these five digital-platforms where side hustling and passion drive income.
99 Percent of November's Franchise Growth Was in the Restaurant Industry (Infographic)
Franchises

99 Percent of November's Franchise Growth Was in the Restaurant Industry (Infographic)

According to the ADP National Franchise Report, the U.S. added 13,070 new franchise jobs in the last month, with 12,970 of them in the restaurant sector.
Toys 'R' Us Will Stay Open 87 Straight Hours Before Christmas
Sales

Toys 'R' Us Will Stay Open 87 Straight Hours Before Christmas

Procrastinators, rejoice: Toys 'R' Us is keeping stores open all-day and all-night for last-minute shoppers the four days leading up to Christmas.
Chili's Is Getting Into the Delivery Business -- For Orders $125 and Up
Franchises

Chili's Is Getting Into the Delivery Business -- For Orders $125 and Up

The casual dining chain has taken the rare step of rolling out delivery services, mirroring sister-company Magianno's focus on large parties.
Coca-Cola Splits in Effort to Focus on Franchising
Franchises

Coca-Cola Splits in Effort to Focus on Franchising

Coca-Cola Co. announced yesterday that it is splitting its operations to expedite refranchising of its bottling system.
Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops
Exploring New Markets

Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops

Pumpkin spice latteĀ… with bubbles? Starbucks is now allowing customers in select stores to carbonate coffee and tea beverages.
Arby's Expensive Revamp: Two Logos in Two Years
Franchises

Arby's Expensive Revamp: Two Logos in Two Years

Just a year after revamping its logo, Arby's has introduced a new logo that's closer to the original. But is it worth it?
AMC Offers Loyal Customers Stock in Upcoming IPO
IPOs and DPOs

AMC Offers Loyal Customers Stock in Upcoming IPO

AMC Stubs members have the chance buy stock as the company prepares to go public, with the company reserving 110,000 shares for loyal customers.
A Racist Sign at Sonic and 5 Other Franchise PR Disasters
Franchises

A Racist Sign at Sonic and 5 Other Franchise PR Disasters

From YouTube gross-outs to hashtag horror stories, check out these six PR nightmares at U.S. franchises.
McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall
Growth Strategies

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
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