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. 

McDonald's Turnaround Plan Hasn't Led to Positive Earnings Yet
McDonalds

McDonald's Turnaround Plan Hasn't Led to Positive Earnings Yet

The fast-food giant has a ways to go until it's the 'modern, progressive burger company' of its dreams.
Why This Doctor Decided to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why This Doctor Decided to Become a Franchisee

Dr. Samrah Mansoor's inflexible schedule in the world of medicine led her to the world of franchising.
New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees
Minimum Wage

New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees

A state-appointed panel has recommended a significant increase from $8.75 an hour.
The Longest-Running Pizza Hut in America Is Closing Up Shop
Pizza Hut

The Longest-Running Pizza Hut in America Is Closing Up Shop

After nearly 55 years in business, the Manhattan, Kan., location is shutting down.
The Secret Menu Items at Your Favorite Restaurant Chains
Franchises

The Secret Menu Items at Your Favorite Restaurant Chains

Here's what you should be ordering that isn't on the menu at Chipotle, Starbucks and Taco Bell.
What Serving as a Marine and NYPD Officer Taught Me About Franchising
Franchise Players

What Serving as a Marine and NYPD Officer Taught Me About Franchising

Brendan Ryan believes that military and police personnel are perfectly prepared for the franchise industry.
Chipotle Just Put an Official Price on Its Most Famous Secret Menu Item
Chipotle

Chipotle Just Put an Official Price on Its Most Famous Secret Menu Item

Many locations used to ring up the off-menu 'quesarito' as a regular burrito. Now, all locations will charge an extra $3.50.
The Benefits of Being a Company's Executive, Franchisee and Customer
Franchise Players

The Benefits of Being a Company's Executive, Franchisee and Customer

Nicole Carr wears many hats at Little Sunshine's Playhouse.
Vroom, the Startup That Aims to Be the Zappos of Online Car Buying, Raises $54 Million
Funding

Vroom, the Startup That Aims to Be the Zappos of Online Car Buying, Raises $54 Million

The company is trying to make buying a used car online as easy as buying a pair of shoes.
The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)
Motivation

The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

Here's what's slowing your team down at work.
Papa John's Franchisee to Pay Employees $460,000 for Wage Theft
Minimum Wage

Papa John's Franchisee to Pay Employees $460,000 for Wage Theft

Officials say that the owner of nine Papa John's locations failed to properly pay employees minimum wage and overtime.
I Became a Franchisee So I Could Be My Own Boss
Franchise Players

I Became a Franchisee So I Could Be My Own Boss

Business lessons from the owner of Wing Stop, Dunkin' Donuts and Papa John's restaurants.
Chipotle Is Giving Away Free Burritos to Any Customer Who Plays This Online Game
Chipotle

Chipotle Is Giving Away Free Burritos to Any Customer Who Plays This Online Game

Starting July 21, the burrito chain is launching 'Friend or Faux?' to take aim at its competition and give customers the chance to win free Chipotle for a year.
Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights
Franchisees

Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights

The IFA agreed to drop its opposition to a bill backed by franchisee and labor organizations.
Why Franchisees Should Allow For Three Years Until Business 'Clicks'
Franchise Players

Why Franchisees Should Allow For Three Years Until Business 'Clicks'

Don't expect immediate entrepreneurial success when you open a franchise, says Darren Williams.