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. 

Powdered Alcohol Gets the OK From Federal Regulators, Faces Resistance from States
Alcohol

Powdered Alcohol Gets the OK From Federal Regulators, Faces Resistance from States

Get ready for an unconventional way to get drunk this summer.
The Guardian Backpedals, Says Whisper Doesn't Actually Spy on Users
Apps

The Guardian Backpedals, Says Whisper Doesn't Actually Spy on Users

The newspaper 'clarified' its coverage of Whisper and pulled an opinion piece that criticized the secret-sharing app's privacy policy.
I Had More Entrepreneurial Passion Than Experience. So, I Became a Franchisee.
Franchise Players

I Had More Entrepreneurial Passion Than Experience. So, I Became a Franchisee.

Shashi Patel knew he wanted to open his own business. He also knew it would be easier to do so if he was backed by a franchise.
Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years
Restaurants

Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years

Two years after buying the chain for $55 million, Ignite Restaurant Group is selling Macaroni Grill for $8 million.
How This Mother-Daughter Duo Decided to Open a Home Building Franchise
Franchise Players

How This Mother-Daughter Duo Decided to Open a Home Building Franchise

Sherri Meyer and Nicole Newkirk spill on opening an Epcon Home Building Franchisee.
Chick-fil-A Is Finally Coming to New York City This Summer
Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Is Finally Coming to New York City This Summer

The Southern chain is set to open the first of 'many' locations in the Big Apple.
Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle
Franchises

Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle

Oral arguments on the preliminary injunction to prevent Seattle's minimum wage hike start today.
How You Can Improve Employee Engagement (Infographic)
Managing Employees

How You Can Improve Employee Engagement (Infographic)

Employees work harder when they are healthy and plugged in to a company's culture.
How I Helped Bring an International Franchise to the U.S.
Franchise Players

How I Helped Bring an International Franchise to the U.S.

Sixteen years ago, Ken Adair became one of the first franchisees to bring Pirtek to America.
Why Shake Shack's Danny Meyer Says the iPhone Helped End the Fast-Food Era
Shake Shack

Why Shake Shack's Danny Meyer Says the iPhone Helped End the Fast-Food Era

The restauranteur and hospitality guru believes the future of food is in 'fine casual.'
How This Olympian Built Up His Ability to Take On Adversity
Overcoming Obstacles

How This Olympian Built Up His Ability to Take On Adversity

Bouncing back from failure is a key skill for entrepreneurs – and one that takes practice.
Why I Sold My Subway Shops to Open a Smoothie Franchise
Franchise Players

Why I Sold My Subway Shops to Open a Smoothie Franchise

Linda Morgan reveals why she and her son-in-law Russ Rissman sold their Subway locations to open up 14 Tropical Smoothie Cafes.
The Best Careers for Your Personality Type (Infographic)
Personality

The Best Careers for Your Personality Type (Infographic)

Calling all introverts, extroverts, and everything in between: here's what your personality type says about what kind of job suits you best.
Why These Refugees Want to Bring Their Franchise to Vietnam
Franchise Players

Why These Refugees Want to Bring Their Franchise to Vietnam

Coming to the U.S. as refugees Van and Huy Phan already knew the power of hard work and taking risks when they opened their Goddard School location.
Lawmakers Question Legality of NLRB's Joint Employer Decision
Joint Employer

Lawmakers Question Legality of NLRB's Joint Employer Decision

Congress joins the franchising industry in seeking explanations.