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. 

Why These Two Best Friends Opened a Franchise Together at Age 28
Franchise Players

Why These Two Best Friends Opened a Franchise Together at Age 28

Best friends since high school, Randy Vlasic and Alex Veinot always dreamed of opening a business together. Now, they're living the dream.
This State Ranks No. 1 for Bragging on Social Media
Social Media

This State Ranks No. 1 for Bragging on Social Media

Can you guess where people use social media to self-promote the most, and where the humblest people in America live? Take a look.
What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?
McDonalds

What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?

McDonald's same-store sales fell 2.2 percent in November, even worse than analysts' expectations. Here are four ways to end the slump.
Why the Former President of CiCi's Pizza Became a Bakery Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why the Former President of CiCi's Pizza Became a Bakery Franchisee

As president of CiCi's Pizza, Craig Moore learned plenty about franchising. That's why he bought a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise.
The Sweet Success of a Whimsical Ice Cream Franchisee
Franchise Players

The Sweet Success of a Whimsical Ice Cream Franchisee

David Olmo left a career in construction to open a location of Sloan's Ice Cream, an over-the-top sweets shop.
With New Roastery, Starbucks Wants to be the 'Willy Wonka of Coffee'
Starbucks

With New Roastery, Starbucks Wants to be the 'Willy Wonka of Coffee'

Starbucks just opened a deluxe location with a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making premium coffee.
What Does It Mean to Be a 'Mobile Gaming' Franchisee?
Franchise Players

What Does It Mean to Be a 'Mobile Gaming' Franchisee?

Chris Garrido needed to both promote his company and explain what it meant when he became a Mobile Gaming Revolution franchisee.
Taco Bell Is Hungry for Global Expansion
Taco Bell

Taco Bell Is Hungry for Global Expansion

The Tex-Mex chain is planning on adding 1,300 new locations overseas by 2023.
Pizza + Doritos? Pizza Hut Says Yes.
Pizza

Pizza + Doritos? Pizza Hut Says Yes.

Following in the bizarre mashup tradition of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos, Pizza Hut is adding Doritos to its pies in Australia.
Bringing Something New to Auto Repair Franchising as a Woman
Franchise Players

Bringing Something New to Auto Repair Franchising as a Woman

Tired of being "treated like a moron" when she went to the auto repair shop, Sherry Rector decided to open an Honest-1 Auto Care franchise of her own.
Thanks to Auto Industry Rebound, Franchising Booms in November
Jobs

Thanks to Auto Industry Rebound, Franchising Booms in November

After a slow October, the franchising industry added nearly 25,000 jobs last month.
From Privacy to Connectivity, Bluetooth Is About to Get Some Serious Upgrades
Bluetooth

From Privacy to Connectivity, Bluetooth Is About to Get Some Serious Upgrades

As billions of devices connect to the Internet of Things, 'Bluetooth 4.2' will offer new privacy features, faster data syncing and more.
Bringing Innovation to the Dry Cleaning Industry
Franchise Players

Bringing Innovation to the Dry Cleaning Industry

For Hector Di Bonaventura, franchising provided a way to bring something new to an industry lacking in innovation.
Bitter or Sweet? This One Thing Can Determine the Taste of Your Coffee.
Coffee

Bitter or Sweet? This One Thing Can Determine the Taste of Your Coffee.

A new study reveals that this factor can play a major role in how your morning brew tastes.
The Story of a Commercial, An Apology and a Glass of Pepsi
Advertising

The Story of a Commercial, An Apology and a Glass of Pepsi

The latest commercial from sandwich chain Arby's is just a glass of Pepsi and a voice over. Here's why.