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: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Home Depot Reports Bigger Breach Than Target; Criminals Used Custom Malware
Hackers

Home Depot Reports Bigger Breach Than Target; Criminals Used Custom Malware

Home Depot's cyberattack put 56 million credit cards at risk, significantly more than Target's breach.
Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six

Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance.
Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo
Branding

Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo

Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design.
Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel

When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.
The 'FOMO Epidemic' and Why It Matters to Millennial-Hungry Businesses
Millennials

The 'FOMO Epidemic' and Why It Matters to Millennial-Hungry Businesses

Nearly 70 percent of millennials experience 'fear of missing out' – and it's influencing their purchasing decisions.
FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed
Shipping Center

FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed

FedEx and UPS are looking ahead to a busy holiday season as ecommerce thrives.
Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.
Overexposure to Food Ads Can Make You Lose Your Appetite
Marketing

Overexposure to Food Ads Can Make You Lose Your Appetite

Food porn no more? A new study shows that when people actually ate a snack after studying dozens of pictures of food they enjoyed it less.
New Legislation Would Make Banning Negative Yelp Reviews Illegal
Yelp

New Legislation Would Make Banning Negative Yelp Reviews Illegal

Your right to write angry Yelp reviews may soon become law.
Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation

When Paul Danylik opened up an ice cream franchise, he knew he'd have to deal with regulation. He just didn't know how much.
Do You Let Employees Show Their Tattoos? Starbucks Doesn't - But That May Change.
Tattoos

Do You Let Employees Show Their Tattoos? Starbucks Doesn't - But That May Change.

As Starbucks considers revising its visible tattoo ban, we ask you: Do you think tattoos are important self-expression or unprofessional in the workplace?
Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'
Olive Garden

Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'

Starboard Value published a snarky, almost 300-page presentation telling Darden Restaurants how to mend the struggling Olive Garden brand.
Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between

Opening a franchise is very different than working in corporate America – and that's a good thing, according to this franchisee.