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. 

5 Major Retailers That Are Doing Black Friday Differently
Black Friday

5 Major Retailers That Are Doing Black Friday Differently

This year, stores are opening up shop earlier than ever on Black Friday. Check out how retail giants like Kmart, Walmart and Target are planning to start off the holiday sales season.
How I Opened a Franchise With My Future Father-in-Law
Franchise Players

How I Opened a Franchise With My Future Father-in-Law

At age 26, Paul Dalrymple decided to open a Buffalo's Cafe with a business partner who would eventually become his father-in-law. They now co-own five locations.
Burger King Launches the Ultimate Canadian Mashup: Poutine Topped With a Whopper
Burger King

Burger King Launches the Ultimate Canadian Mashup: Poutine Topped With a Whopper

The 880-calorie 'Poutine a la Burger' features poutine topped with chopped beef patties, mustard, ketchup and pickles.
Square Rolls Out New Reader for Chip-Based Credit Cards
Mobile Payments

Square Rolls Out New Reader for Chip-Based Credit Cards

The new reader is available for pre-sale, as the U.S. prepares to say goodbye to magnetic-stripe cards.
Why This Veteran Believes Military Training Made Him an Ideal Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why This Veteran Believes Military Training Made Him an Ideal Franchisee

Keith Orr says the principles he and other veterans learn in the military help make them ideal franchisees.
Family of Restaurateurs Sign On as Senior Care Franchisees
Franchise Players

Family of Restaurateurs Sign On as Senior Care Franchisees

The Savoie family serves their community through entrepreneurship, whether they are running restaurants or operating Executive Care franchises.
Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals
Veterans

Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals

A snapshot of the restaurant and retail chains that are serving up Veterans Day deals to those who have served our country.
This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries
Food Businesses

This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

The supplier of McDonald's French Fries just got the green light from the Department of Agriculture to commercially plant genetically-modified potatoes that resists bruising and produces less of a chemical that may cause cancer when fried.
McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments
McDonalds

McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments

Even though McDonald's same-stores sales declined in October, the fast-food chain was able to beat analysts' expectations.
Why This Pastor and Father of 4 Opened Up a Sandwich Franchise
Franchise Players

Why This Pastor and Father of 4 Opened Up a Sandwich Franchise

Jerry Lewin discovered franchising as a new way to help people, while continuing his work as a pastor.
Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat
Arby's

Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat

Just as meat prices are peaking, Arby's is rebranding to go back to the meaty basics. Sorry, vegetarians.
The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)
Solopreneur

The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)

30 million people - young and old, men and women, part-time and full-time -- work as freelancers or independent workers in America.
A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise
Franchise Players

A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise

When Bobby Calvillo realized the Affordable Home of South Texas didn't have the funds to build the homes low-income families needed, he took matters into his own hands.
The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee
Franchise Players

The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee

Jason Mann was drawn to Planet Smoothie by the enthusiastic employees, tasty smoothies and an overflowing trashcan of straw wrappers. Here's why.
Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO
Chicken

Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO

The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.