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. 

The Need to Understand Why You Do Something, Instead of Just How You Do It
Franchise Players

The Need to Understand Why You Do Something, Instead of Just How You Do It

As a Sylvan Learning Center franchisee, Tony Brogan has learned how to guide an business dedicated to spreading knowledge.
Fast-Food Chain to Pay for the Wedding of Mr. Burger and Ms. King
Burger King

Fast-Food Chain to Pay for the Wedding of Mr. Burger and Ms. King

It only seems right that Burger King foot the bill for the wedding of Joel Burger and Ashley King after their engagement announcement went viral.
Why I Upgraded From an Independent Business to an In-Home Care Franchise to Scale Business
Franchise Players

Why I Upgraded From an Independent Business to an In-Home Care Franchise to Scale Business

Naomi Cotrone already had six years of experience in the in-home care industry prior to opening a Right at Home franchise.
5 Tips on Pitching Your Food Concept to Investors
Pitching investors

5 Tips on Pitching Your Food Concept to Investors

Insiders from Food Network's new show 'Food Fortunes' spill on how to make investors bite.
What This Former Pro Athlete and Entrepreneur Looks for When Building a Team
Team-building

What This Former Pro Athlete and Entrepreneur Looks for When Building a Team

In sports and in business, Jeremy Bloom says the most important trait of a team member is constructive leadership.
Becoming a Breakfast Chain's First Ever Franchisee
Franchise Players

Becoming a Breakfast Chain's First Ever Franchisee

Jason and Michele Serkin were fans for Famous Toastery before they became franchisees.
Are You Deducting Your Health-Care Expenses Properly?
Taxes

Are You Deducting Your Health-Care Expenses Properly?

Tax and legal expert Mark Kohler says small businesses need to know what their health-care options are or they won't get the proper writeoffs.
Watch Out Chick-fil-A: KFC's Chicken Sandwich Sister Chain Is Opening a Second Location
Chicken

Watch Out Chick-fil-A: KFC's Chicken Sandwich Sister Chain Is Opening a Second Location

Is the fast-casual-influenced Super Chix a Chick-fil-A knockoff or a serious contender?
An April Fool's Day Prank Led This Burger Chain to Start Selling Milkshakes Made With Crickets
April Fools Day

An April Fool's Day Prank Led This Burger Chain to Start Selling Milkshakes Made With Crickets

After receiving an enthusiastic response for the fictional Cricket Milkshake, Wayback Burgers decided to make the protein-rich prank a reality.
McDonald's Is Raising Employees' Wages, But Only at Corporate Locations
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Raising Employees' Wages, But Only at Corporate Locations

The pay hike will not directly impact workers at franchised locations, which comprise 90 percent of the chain's U.S. restaurants.
9 Reasons Taylor Swift Is a Savvy Business Leader (Infographic)
Inspiration

9 Reasons Taylor Swift Is a Savvy Business Leader (Infographic)

Taylor Swift isn't just a singer and songwriter. She is one of the sharpest businesswomen in the business.
Why Chains Need to Pay Attention to Kids' Changing Fast-Food Habits
Fast Food

Why Chains Need to Pay Attention to Kids' Changing Fast-Food Habits

A new study shows that, on any given day, children are nearly 20 percent less likely to eat fast food than they were seven years prior.
This 21 Year Old Took Over Her Mother's Franchise to Honor Her Memory
Franchise Players

This 21 Year Old Took Over Her Mother's Franchise to Honor Her Memory

After her mother's sudden death, Brittany Nguyen knew she needed to take on the responsibility of running her Children's Orchard franchise.
Indiana Gov. Promises to Adjust Religious Freedom Law to Clearly Ban Discrimination
Religion

Indiana Gov. Promises to Adjust Religious Freedom Law to Clearly Ban Discrimination

After extensive criticism, Gov. Mike Pence says he now wants to pass legislation clarifying that a recent law does not permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Pizza Hut's Largest Franchisee Says Menu Revamp Hasn't Helped Sales
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut's Largest Franchisee Says Menu Revamp Hasn't Helped Sales

The pizza chain's transition to the 'Flavor of Now' hasn't been a smooth one.