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. 

Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia
Franchise Players

Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia

When Nancy and Dave Dalton began looking into opening their own business, they let their love for animals serve as their guide.
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015
Millennials

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015

Yum Brands, the parent company of the three chains, is so focused on millennials, its executives used Twitter lingo during a major investor meeting.
This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger
Sustainability

This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger

Carl's Jr. is serving up burgers made from grass-fed, free-range cows.
Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop
Franchise Players

Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop

After 10 years of owning a valet company, Rich Wilkinson decided to relocate to open a Which Wich location in South Carolina.
McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales
McDonalds

McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales

The fast-food chain is finally taking serious action to fix slumping sales, making menu cuts while focusing on fresher, higher-quality food.
While Searching for a Rental, Apartment Hunters Discover In-Home Burger King
Burger King

While Searching for a Rental, Apartment Hunters Discover In-Home Burger King

In a new commercial in Spain, Burger King tricked apartment seekers into stumbling upon a surprise pop-up restaurant located in an apartment.
Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In
Pizza

Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In

Papa John's became the first pizza chain to sustain more than 50 percent total online sales, but Domino's and Pizza Hut aren't far behind.
Why This Reluctant Franchisee Changed His Mind and Opened a Minuteman Press
Franchise Players

Why This Reluctant Franchisee Changed His Mind and Opened a Minuteman Press

When George Sagadencky found himself filling out his resume for the first time in his life at age 50, he began looking into franchising. He didn't like what he saw.
Marriott Targets Millennials With New Hotel Chain
Hotels

Marriott Targets Millennials With New Hotel Chain

With fresh design and craft beers, AC Hotels hopes to convince 20-somethings to start booking rooms.
Has TGI Friday's Ruined Drones for Restaurants Everywhere?
Drones

Has TGI Friday's Ruined Drones for Restaurants Everywhere?

In a mistletoe drone incident gone awry, TGI Friday's made a bloody mess in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Why These Two Best Friends Opened a Franchise Together at Age 28
Franchise Players

Why These Two Best Friends Opened a Franchise Together at Age 28

Best friends since high school, Randy Vlasic and Alex Veinot always dreamed of opening a business together. Now, they're living the dream.
This State Ranks No. 1 for Bragging on Social Media
Social Media

This State Ranks No. 1 for Bragging on Social Media

Can you guess where people use social media to self-promote the most, and where the humblest people in America live? Take a look.
What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?
McDonalds

What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?

McDonald's same-store sales fell 2.2 percent in November, even worse than analysts' expectations. Here are four ways to end the slump.
Why the Former President of CiCi's Pizza Became a Bakery Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why the Former President of CiCi's Pizza Became a Bakery Franchisee

As president of CiCi's Pizza, Craig Moore learned plenty about franchising. That's why he bought a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise.
The Sweet Success of a Whimsical Ice Cream Franchisee
Franchise Players

The Sweet Success of a Whimsical Ice Cream Franchisee

David Olmo left a career in construction to open a location of Sloan's Ice Cream, an over-the-top sweets shop.