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. 

Bringing Something New to Auto Repair Franchising as a Woman
Franchise Players

Bringing Something New to Auto Repair Franchising as a Woman

Tired of being "treated like a moron" when she went to the auto repair shop, Sherry Rector decided to open an Honest-1 Auto Care franchise of her own.
Thanks to Auto Industry Rebound, Franchising Booms in November
Jobs

Thanks to Auto Industry Rebound, Franchising Booms in November

After a slow October, the franchising industry added nearly 25,000 jobs last month.
From Privacy to Connectivity, Bluetooth Is About to Get Some Serious Upgrades
Bluetooth

From Privacy to Connectivity, Bluetooth Is About to Get Some Serious Upgrades

As billions of devices connect to the Internet of Things, 'Bluetooth 4.2' will offer new privacy features, faster data syncing and more.
Bringing Innovation to the Dry Cleaning Industry
Franchise Players

Bringing Innovation to the Dry Cleaning Industry

For Hector Di Bonaventura, franchising provided a way to bring something new to an industry lacking in innovation.
Bitter or Sweet? This One Thing Can Determine the Taste of Your Coffee.
Coffee

Bitter or Sweet? This One Thing Can Determine the Taste of Your Coffee.

A new study reveals that this factor can play a major role in how your morning brew tastes.
The Story of a Commercial, An Apology and a Glass of Pepsi
Advertising

The Story of a Commercial, An Apology and a Glass of Pepsi

The latest commercial from sandwich chain Arby's is just a glass of Pepsi and a voice over. Here's why.
Why Burger King Is Bringing Back a Sandwich After 40 Years Off the Menu
Burger King

Why Burger King Is Bringing Back a Sandwich After 40 Years Off the Menu

A full four decades after retiring the 'Yumbo' in 1974, Burger King is bringing back the hot ham and cheese sandwich.
Starting From Scratch After 15 Years in the Workforce
Franchise Players

Starting From Scratch After 15 Years in the Workforce

Eric Silver had worked at a small business, a medium-sized business and a large corporation, but nothing felt right until he opened up his own franchise.
One Group Believes McDonald's Inside Churches Will Bring More Worshippers
McDonalds

One Group Believes McDonald's Inside Churches Will Bring More Worshippers

The 'McMass' project proposes an entrepreneurial way to grow church membership: Open up fast-food franchises inside.
Pizza Hut Wants to Read Your Mind With New Digital Menu
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Wants to Read Your Mind With New Digital Menu

The pizza chain says its 'Subconscious Menu' can determine what pizza you are craving in less than three seconds.
Helping Dementia Patients Through Franchising
Franchise Players

Helping Dementia Patients Through Franchising

As Right at Home franchisees, Mark and Dr. Nicole Ross serve their community with a new program that helps battle memory loss through music.
Would You Eat a Doughnut Stuffed With Mac & Cheese?
Mashup

Would You Eat a Doughnut Stuffed With Mac & Cheese?

Philadelphia's burger joint PYT just released a Bacon Mac & Cheese Doughnut – perfect for pairing with Thanksgiving leftovers.
My Franchise Is Like My Second Child
Franchise Players

My Franchise Is Like My Second Child

Dusty King is both a loving father and a devoted BlueGrace Logistics franchisee.
Turning a Mom-and-Pop Business into a Franchise That Serves 14 States
Franchise Players

Turning a Mom-and-Pop Business into a Franchise That Serves 14 States

In 9 years, Vincent Lee took a small janitorial business and turned it into a franchise that provides services for huge companies including Nike and FedEx.
Why Pizza Hut Expects to Set a Sales Record on Thanksgiving Eve
Pizza

Why Pizza Hut Expects to Set a Sales Record on Thanksgiving Eve

For pizza chains, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the five busiest days of the year.