Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service
Franchises

Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service

Howard Zeller lets history be his guide as a franchisee at this nostalgic burger joint.
Netflix Launches Food Truck to Promote 'Orange Is the New Black'
Marketing

Netflix Launches Food Truck to Promote 'Orange Is the New Black'

Starting this week, Crazy Pyes food truck will be serving up fruit pies and ice cream across the U.S.
Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Forced to Raise Coffee Prices
Franchises

Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Forced to Raise Coffee Prices

As drought and coffee rust drive up the cost of coffee beans, Dunkin' Donuts prices are about to increase.
Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise
Franchises

Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise

Scott Adams took on eco-friendly franchising as a Massage Green Spa franchisee. Here's what he has learned.
McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues
Franchises

McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues

While global same-store sales increased 0.9 percent, U.S. sales were down 1 percent in May.
How We Got Our Unlikely At-Home Cocktail Mixer on Store Shelves
The 'Treps

How We Got Our Unlikely At-Home Cocktail Mixer on Store Shelves

The co-founders of this tea mixer company talk mentors, starting up and marketing a product that's the first of its kind.
Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising

SuperGreen Solutions gave Mark Sudak a chance to find energy efficient environmental solutions in his community.
Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?
Franchises

Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?

Taco Bell is rolling out the Quesarito -- a quesadilla burrito combination -- nationwide on June 9.
Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day
Franchises

Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

The only thing that makes Friday sweeter? Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and more.
Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry
Franchises

Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

LED Source is the first U.S. franchisor in the LED lighting industry. Jamie Shapiro is its first franchisee. Here's what it means to pave the way.
The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning
Franchises

The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

Want to have happy customers? Don't let this practice go on within your restaurant's walls.
Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Ed Manns has been in the restaurant business since age 16. Now a Golden Corral franchisee, he knows the industry -- and all its demands -- inside and out.
Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches
Franchises

Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Yum Brands is testing a new 'banh mi' concept in Dallas, attempting to capitalize on the growing fast-casual market.
Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees
Franchises

Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees

This mother-daughter duo found a new family in franchising, all while proving that age is nothing but a number.
Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track
Franchises

Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years.
Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner
Franchises

Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner

Jitin Choudhury went from working at Blimpie at age 16 with his mother to owning his own franchise.
The One City in America Where You Can Get Domino's 'Breakfast Pizza'
Franchises

The One City in America Where You Can Get Domino's 'Breakfast Pizza'

Today, Domino's debuted breakfast pizza in Australia. However, at least one U.S. franchisee has been selling breakfast slices for years.
13 Signs of a Disengaged Employee (Infographic)
Leadership

13 Signs of a Disengaged Employee (Infographic)

Can you pick out which employees have no intention of helping your company grow? Use this guide to help.
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers

When his parent company went under, James Thomson refused to quit the sports fundraising industry, becoming an NFP Sports franchisee.
Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?
Franchises

Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?

7-Eleven has mason jars, TGI Fridays has food trucks and Taco Bell has too many ironic products to name. Here's what's fueling the hipster takeover.
Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad
Franchises

Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.
Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.
Social Media

Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.

This algorithm will help determine if you are annoying your followers and friends online or they want to see more of you.
McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants
Franchises

McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants

The burger chain is making a big refranchising push in the next two years, primarily outside the U.S.
Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

For National Guard veteran Steve Grimes, the most surprising challenge in opening his franchise was finding funding.
Small-Business Owners Are Getting More Optimistic. Are You? (Infographic)
The 'Treps

Small-Business Owners Are Getting More Optimistic. Are You? (Infographic)

Things are looking up for small-business owners – or so they think. Here's why.
Fast-Food Breakfast Buzz Boosts Egg Whites' Prices
Franchises

Fast-Food Breakfast Buzz Boosts Egg Whites' Prices

The growing breakfast market and competition for health-conscious customers combine to create an explosion in demand for egg whites.
Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee

In the military, Nick Colgin earned a Bronze Star for saving the life of a French soldier. Now, he works as a franchisee for the 'Apple of the home industry.'
Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.
Grow Your Business

Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Here's why you should be taking regular breaks at work.
Arby's Breaks the World Record for Longest Commercial
Franchises

Arby's Breaks the World Record for Longest Commercial

This weekend, Arby's aired a 13-hour, dialogue-free commercial of brisket being smoked. Riveting.
Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising

Chuck and Denise Kerr learned the value of teamwork in the military. Now, their bringing it to their burger franchise.
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