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. 

Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand
Franchise Players

Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand

More than 30 years after his mother founded the business, Matt Rand turned Rand Realty into a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchised location.
California Man Accused of Making More Than $4 Million by Selling Fake In-N-Out Franchises
Legal Center

California Man Accused of Making More Than $4 Million by Selling Fake In-N-Out Franchises

Sorry, duped investors; the burger restaurant doesn't franchise.
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A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant
Franchise Players

A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant

David Old used an investor's visa to move from Mexico City and become a Blimpie Subs and Salads franchisee in Sam Houston, Texas.
IKEA Is Opening a Pop-Up Café That Serves Breakfast in Bed
Marketing

IKEA Is Opening a Pop-Up Café That Serves Breakfast in Bed

The café, in London, will seat diners in Ikea beds.
McDonald's Secret Plans to Boost Sales Include Faster Drive-Thru, Frozen Lemonade and All-Day Breakfast
McDonalds

McDonald's Secret Plans to Boost Sales Include Faster Drive-Thru, Frozen Lemonade and All-Day Breakfast

The fast-food chain dished to franchisees on the details of its turnaround plan.
From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza
Franchise Players

From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza

Lalit Kainth was no stranger to the pizza industry when he became a franchisee.
Olive Garden Will Soon Serve Up Breadstick Sandwiches
Olive Garden

Olive Garden Will Soon Serve Up Breadstick Sandwiches

The chain is adding chicken parm and meatball breadstick sandwiches to the menu. And yes, they come with unlimited breadsticks.
Free Cone Day Alert: Häagen-Dazs Is Giving Away Ice Cream Tomorrow
Ice Cream

Free Cone Day Alert: Häagen-Dazs Is Giving Away Ice Cream Tomorrow

Get a free kiddie ice cream at Häagen-Dazs on May 12, with new artisan flavors Chocolate Caramelized Oat and Banana Rum Jam.
Bowing to Pressure, Starbucks Quits Sourcing Water in Drought-Stricken California
Starbucks

Bowing to Pressure, Starbucks Quits Sourcing Water in Drought-Stricken California

The coffee chain plans to move production of Ethos Water from California to Pennsylvania.
Whole Foods to Launch a Less Expensive, Millennial-Friendly Chain
Millennials

Whole Foods to Launch a Less Expensive, Millennial-Friendly Chain

The organic grocer promises its new retail concept will be unlike anything that currently exists.
Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry
Franchise Players

Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry

Jennifer Wilmoth's childhood hospital stays helped inspire her to team up with Yohan Kim to open a BrightStar Care location.
We Tested Chipotle and McDonald's New Delivery Services. Here's What Happened.
Delivery

We Tested Chipotle and McDonald's New Delivery Services. Here's What Happened.

With both chains recently teaming up with Postmates to offer delivery for the first time, we decided to see who came out on top in the battle of the brands.
Woman Escapes Hostage Situation Through Ingenious Use of the Pizza Hut App
Apps

Woman Escapes Hostage Situation Through Ingenious Use of the Pizza Hut App

An urban legend became high-tech reality this week when a quick-thinking mom sent out a cry for help through a pizza-delivery app.
Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones
Franchise Players

Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones

For this veteran couple, becoming Window Genie franchisees is the perfect post-military career.
Pizza Hut Is Testing Uber-Esque Delivery Tracking Tech
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Is Testing Uber-Esque Delivery Tracking Tech

The pizza chain is testing a tracker that lets customers know exactly where their orders are at nearly 80 locations in Texas.