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. 

You're Either an Entrepreneur or You're Not. There Is No In-Between.
Franchise Players

You're Either an Entrepreneur or You're Not. There Is No In-Between.

Shahid Hashmi is an entrepreneur through and through, as the franchisee of 40 Popeye's, two Burger Kings and one ZIPS Dry Cleaning.
Why Burger King Just Shut Down 89 of Its Franchises in Germany
Burger King

Why Burger King Just Shut Down 89 of Its Franchises in Germany

The company is closing a whopping 13 percent of its restaurants in Germany following an undercover report that exposed the locations' expired food, sanitary violations and bad working conditions.
Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday

Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday

As small businesses claim the Saturday after Black Friday, local restaurants are getting in on the action.
How These Subway Owners Decided to Open a Teriyaki Madness Franchise
Franchise Players

How These Subway Owners Decided to Open a Teriyaki Madness Franchise

This husband and wife duo already own 16 Subway franchises. Now, they're expanding into the Asian grill market.
How These 8 Restaurant Chains Are Mixing Up Their Menus for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

How These 8 Restaurant Chains Are Mixing Up Their Menus for Thanksgiving

Don't want to spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen? Find out which restaurant chains are branching out to serve turkey – or turkey ice cream cake -- this year.
How I Protect the Environment as a Green Cleaning Franchisee
Franchise Players

How I Protect the Environment as a Green Cleaning Franchisee

For Lindsay Dellasega, EcoMaids is the perfect combination of sustainable living and entrepreneurship.
Why Business Ownership Is an Exercise in Personal Development
Franchise Players

Why Business Ownership Is an Exercise in Personal Development

This franchisee coaches others to follow in her entrepreneurial footsteps.
Oreo Biscuits Are the Latest Food Mashup
Mashup

Oreo Biscuits Are the Latest Food Mashup

Atlanta-based Church's Chicken is hopping onto the fast-food mashup bandwagon for the first time.
Franchise Owners: Tell Us Your Story
Franchise Players

Franchise Owners: Tell Us Your Story

Some of the best advice for those looking to buy a franchise comes from those who have done it themselves. Here's your chance to help.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From This Goofy, Disobedient Dog
Entrepreneurs

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From This Goofy, Disobedient Dog

This golden retriever may not win any canine competitions, but he found much more significant rewards doing things his own way.
TGI Fridays Is Putting 'Mistletoe Drones' in Restaurants
Holidays

TGI Fridays Is Putting 'Mistletoe Drones' in Restaurants

TGI Fridays in the U.K. has launched drones to force customers to make out. They even have a 'kiss cam' to scope out the action.
Square Makes Its Register Software Free Worldwide
Mobile Payments

Square Makes Its Register Software Free Worldwide

Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced today that the mobile payments company is now localized for 130 internationally currencies.
Helping Cancer Survivors as a Spa Franchisee
Franchise Players

Helping Cancer Survivors as a Spa Franchisee

As a Hand & Stone spa franchisee, Julie Bulatovic spearheaded a program to provide oncology treatments to people with cancer and their families.
Want a Black Friday Deal? Show Up Naked.
Black Friday

Want a Black Friday Deal? Show Up Naked.

Desigual is hosting an 'Undie Party' where the first 100 customers who show up wearing only their underwear on Nov. 25 receive a free outfit.
Starbucks Stores in This City Now Have Phone Charging Stations for Customers
Starbucks

Starbucks Stores in This City Now Have Phone Charging Stations for Customers

With an upcoming national rollout, dead battery anxiety is soon to be a thing of the past -- as long as you're near a Starbucks.