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. 

In Sexual Harassment Case, California Rules Domino's Isn't Responsible for Misconduct
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In Sexual Harassment Case, California Rules Domino's Isn't Responsible for Misconduct

The California Supreme Court ruled that Domino's could not be held liable as an employer in an employee's sexual harassment case.
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Why the Court's Ruling on FedEx Drivers Could Jeopardize the Franchise Model
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Why the Court's Ruling on FedEx Drivers Could Jeopardize the Franchise Model

In the latest lawsuit that attempts to define the line between independent entrepreneur and employee, the court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors.
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Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat
Toys; Games

Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat

Talk about a pivot. Sanrio received a boatload of publicity yesterday with the revelation that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat.
Franchise Players: These Panera Bread Franchisees Now Have 34 Locations
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: These Panera Bread Franchisees Now Have 34 Locations

Two franchisees spill on how they managed to make this fast-casual staple catch on in New England.
Can a Food Blogger Force Starbucks to Change Its Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Starbucks

Can a Food Blogger Force Starbucks to Change Its Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Vani Hari has already convinced Subway and Chick-fil-A to make big changes. Now, she's taking on Starbuck's favorite fall drink.
Franchise Players: How Six-Time Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champs Became Fred Astaire Dance Studio Franchisees
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How Six-Time Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champs Became Fred Astaire Dance Studio Franchisees

Sasha and Olga Bylim came to the U.S. to teach ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Today, they are the franchisees of their own locations.
In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada
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In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada

It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet.
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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?
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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?