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. 

Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups
Crumbs Bake Shop

Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups

Crumbs is celebrating its reopening under new owners Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises with 'Crumbnuts' and 'Baissants.'
35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn't Right
Customer Service

35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn't Right

Maybe Seinfeld's infamous "soup Nazi" knew a little something about entrepreneurship.
Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board
Darden

Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board

Starboard Value has successfully replaced the entire board of Darden Restaurants, parent company of Olive Garden, following months of dispute.
Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise

In three years, OsteoStrong has gone from zero to commitments for 500 units in nine states. Here's why this couple signed on to the franchise.
Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store

The online retail giant is planning on opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.
Want to Reach Millennials? This Is How They Spend Their Time. (Infographic)
Millennials

Want to Reach Millennials? This Is How They Spend Their Time. (Infographic)

Millennials are more plugged in than any other generation. Here are the best ways to reach that growing market.
Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza

This franchising veteran is hoping to use the skills he learned from Subway and Auntie Anne's as a Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria franchisee.
Yum Brands: It Could Be 9 Months Before We Recover in China
Yum Brands

Yum Brands: It Could Be 9 Months Before We Recover in China

The parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut says it knows what to expect, having faced its share of problems in the Chinese market.
Sick of Apple? Check Out Carrot, a Wireless Vegetable That's Exactly What the Name Suggests.
Startups

Sick of Apple? Check Out Carrot, a Wireless Vegetable That's Exactly What the Name Suggests.

Carrot pokes fun at Apple and other tech companies by satirizing the all-too-familiar clich├ęs of Silicon Valley product makers.
Square Just Unveiled Something Coffee Addicts Have Been Dreaming About Forever
Square

Square Just Unveiled Something Coffee Addicts Have Been Dreaming About Forever

The mobile payments company's Order app now allows users to pre-order their coffee and alerts baristas as they approach.
How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs
Food Businesses

How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs

A swarm of companies selling insect-based food items has descended upon the American market. Can they persuade consumers that eating bugs isn't a punishment?
Warren Buffett Sings Sinatra to an Audience of 400 Powerful Women
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Sings Sinatra to an Audience of 400 Powerful Women

The billionaire investor can now add 'Sinatra impersonator' to his list of credentials.
The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)
Motivation

The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

Here's what's slowing your team down at work.
Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee

When Kurt Kittleson came out of retirement, it was to become the franchisee of a brand he knew very well: the company he founded decades earlier.
Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations

Just one year after Binoy Kothari bought three underperforming Baskin-Robbins, he was able to turn a profit. Now, he's buying more.