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: Former NFL Wide Receiver Buys a Sandwich Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Former NFL Wide Receiver Buys a Sandwich Franchise

After retiring from the NFL, Troy Williamson decided to open a Which Wich restaurant in Aiken, S.C., where he grew up.
Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons, Move to Canada
Burger King

Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons, Move to Canada

Burger King and Tim Hortons announced on Monday that they are discussion a merger, with Burger King corporate potentially moving to Canada.
Cats Run the Show at the Most Adorable Pizza Hut in Japan
Pizza Hut

Cats Run the Show at the Most Adorable Pizza Hut in Japan

Pizza Hut's latest Japanese commercial campaign stars incredibly cute cat employees at a fictional pizza joint.
Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?
Legal Center

Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?

The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault.
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When Eating Out, Your Diet Goes Out the Window
Personal Health

When Eating Out, Your Diet Goes Out the Window

While the majority of people are watching their weight, a surprising number say they stop counting calories when dining out, a new study says.
Franchise Players: Exploring Unique Markets as a Multi-Unit Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Exploring Unique Markets as a Multi-Unit Franchisee

With 21 franchise locations in seven states, John Russell understands that just because different locations are under the same brand doesn't mean they are identical.
Franchise Players: How I Brought My Franchise to Puerto Rico
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How I Brought My Franchise to Puerto Rico

After becoming an Anago franchisee in Florida, Gloria Columna became the franchise's sole master franchisee in Puerto Rico, where she grew up.
How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises
Fitness Businesses

How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises

Affordable, streamlined and closing in on 1,000 locations – can Chris Rondeau turn Planet Fitness into a mega-chain of McGyms?
Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy

Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy

Lemonis Fischer's $6.5 million bid for the cupcake chain went unchallenged by the public, meaning the final sale of the company is less than a week away.
Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life

Here's why Colleen McKenna became a Welcomemat Services franchisee after a 25 year career in PR and communications.
Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee

After 19 years as a professor at the University of Portland, Dr. Mind Hsu turned his hobby of tutoring into a second career.
Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat
Taco Bell

Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat

On Monday, Taco Bell launched its first ever dollar menu, with advertising that looked as cheap as the tacos.
Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?
IPO

Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend.
California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights
Legal Center

California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights

New California legislation makes it more difficult for franchisors to terminate franchise agreements and easier for franchisees to sell their locations.
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Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise

After finding himself out of a job, Eddie Warren turned his automotive skills and love for cars into a career.