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. 

You'll Never Guess What Burger King's Franchisee of the Year Did With His Prize
Franchisees

You'll Never Guess What Burger King's Franchisee of the Year Did With His Prize

Giving workers bonuses was more important than a Corvette and Rolex for this Arizona franchisee.
Why I Opened a Franchise That Is For the Birds – Literally
Franchise Players

Why I Opened a Franchise That Is For the Birds – Literally

Gary Fortcher found a franchise that played into his passion for nature: Wild Birds Unlimited.
Why a Haircut Made This Entrepreneur Decide to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why a Haircut Made This Entrepreneur Decide to Become a Franchisee

Nate Lehmann spills on how he solved the challenges of being a Sport clips Haircuts franchisee.
Domino's Wants Customers to Tattle on Franchisees Who Haven't Updated Their Signage
Dominos

Domino's Wants Customers to Tattle on Franchisees Who Haven't Updated Their Signage

The pizza chain wants customers to act as informants, posting photos on Instagram of signs that say 'Domino's Pizza' as opposed to just 'Domino's.'
Why I Opened My First Franchise at Age 70
Franchise Players

Why I Opened My First Franchise at Age 70

Looking for a business to supplement his retirement income, Dwight Teske opened a 18|8 Fine Men's Salon.
7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations
Franchises

7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations

Aspiring franchisees can now open a 7-Eleven without paying the $80,000 fee.
Wal-Mart to Spend $1 Billion Raising Employee Pay to at Least $9 an Hour
Minimum Wage

Wal-Mart to Spend $1 Billion Raising Employee Pay to at Least $9 an Hour

Nearly half a million Wal-Mart workers are about to get a raise.
This Franchisee All-Star Continued Working as She Battled Cancer
Franchise Players

This Franchisee All-Star Continued Working as She Battled Cancer

Linda Saavedra continued her work as a Showhomes franchisee while being treated for breast cancer, ultimately winning Franchisee of the Year.
Take It From a Cupcake Maker: True Entrepreneurs Are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Entrepreneurs

Take It From a Cupcake Maker: True Entrepreneurs Are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

The founder of Gigi's Cupcakes spills on getting vulnerable on 'Undercover Boss,' her cupcake company's explosive growth and why she has never shied away from taking risks.
Red Robin Promises Free Lenten Crab Cake Burger If Pope Francis Visits
Pope Francis

Red Robin Promises Free Lenten Crab Cake Burger If Pope Francis Visits

The burger chain has officially invited the pope over for lunch.
How VETFRAN Helped Me Become a Franchisee After 20 Years in the Military
Franchise Players

How VETFRAN Helped Me Become a Franchisee After 20 Years in the Military

Eric Stewart has spent most of his life overseas, serving in the military. Now, he's opening a business of his own in Texas.
Starbucks Launches Fresh Coffee Subscription Service
Starbucks

Starbucks Launches Fresh Coffee Subscription Service

Never run out of coffee again, with Starbucks' new high-quality subscription plan.
Bennigan's CEO Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is and Buys the Company
Entrepreneurs

Bennigan's CEO Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is and Buys the Company

Seven years after Bennigan's declared bankruptcy, the CEO who resurrected the restaurant chain is buying the company.
Instead of Spending $100K on College, This Entrepreneur Took Out a Loan to Open Her Own Business
Franchise Players

Instead of Spending $100K on College, This Entrepreneur Took Out a Loan to Open Her Own Business

At age 24, Shannon Lelli decided to take out a business loan and open her own Planet Smoothie location.