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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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McDonald's Wants to Run More Tests on 'Build-Your-Own-Burger' Concept

McDonald's Wants to Run More Tests on 'Build-Your-Own-Burger' Concept

We'll soon see if McDonald's can keep fast food speedy and cheap while giving customers customization options.
March 1, 2014 in Franchises
Report: Quiznos Is Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

Report: Quiznos Is Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

According to reports, Quiznos is moving towards its second major financial restructuring in the last two years.
February 28, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: A Female Entrepreneur Steers an Auto Care Franchise

Franchise Players: A Female Entrepreneur Steers an Auto Care Franchise

Rissy Sutherland played the field in the franchise industry, before becoming COO of Honest-1 Auto Care.
February 28, 2014 in Franchises
U.S. Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover, But New Version Won't Be Seen for Years

U.S. Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover, But New Version Won't Be Seen for Years

The FDA's proposed new nutrition labels intend to make healthy shopping easier for families, saving on health-care costs in the long run.
February 27, 2014
Franchise Players: This Repair Technician Proves Any Time Can Be Right to Start Your Business

Franchise Players: This Repair Technician Proves Any Time Can Be Right to Start Your Business

Jeanne Lemieux worked as a technician for 26 years before opening up her own Mr. Appliance franchise. Here's what she learned.
February 27, 2014 in Franchises
Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Olive Garden added 20 new items to its menu, as investors call for its parent company to shed the struggling chain.
February 27, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Two Men and a Truck's First Franchisee Reflects on 27 Years in Franchising

Franchise Players: Two Men and a Truck's First Franchisee Reflects on 27 Years in Franchising

Two Men and a Truck is built on a family of female entrepreneurs. Here’s what the first franchisee (and the founder's daughter) has learned.
February 26, 2014 in Franchises
Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

From Taco Bell's new Waffle Tacos to McDonald's potential extended breakfast hours, chains are giving breakfast lovers something to talk about.
February 26, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Follows In the Footsteps of Her Grandmother

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Follows In the Footsteps of Her Grandmother

Alicia Sorber Gallegos talks working as a Two Men and a Truck franchisee—a company founded by her grandmother.
February 25, 2014 in Franchises
If You Run a Company Together, What Happens When You Divorce?

If You Run a Company Together, What Happens When You Divorce?

Wevorce cofounder Michelle Crosby shares tips on doing the unthinkable: divorcing your business partner.
February 25, 2014 in Leadership
How Baskin-Robbins Is Trying Not to Disappear

How Baskin-Robbins Is Trying Not to Disappear

Baskin-Robbins has been struggling in the U.S., but it's not giving up.
February 24, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: One Woman's Long Journey to Become a Sylvan Learning Center Franchisee

Franchise Players: One Woman's Long Journey to Become a Sylvan Learning Center Franchisee

Once, Hillary Malone Tilton was a student at Sylvan Learning Center. Today, she runs 13 locations.
February 24, 2014 in Franchises
GrubHub Seamless Files for Tastiest Tech IPO Yet

GrubHub Seamless Files for Tastiest Tech IPO Yet

GrubHub Seamless is the latest-consumer tech company to file for a confidential initial public offering.
February 22, 2014 in Technology
Franchise Players: From Making Minimum Wage to Running the Show as a CiCi's Pizza Franchisee

Franchise Players: From Making Minimum Wage to Running the Show as a CiCi's Pizza Franchisee

When she was 16, Dulce Luevano was making $5.15 working at CiCi's Pizza. Now, she owns her own shop.
February 21, 2014 in Franchises
Wendy's Sells 70 Restaurants in Dallas, Continuing Refranchising Effort

Wendy's Sells 70 Restaurants in Dallas, Continuing Refranchising Effort

As a part of a refranchising push to sell 415 restaurants to franchisees, Wendy's has sold 70 units in Dallas-Fort Worth.
February 21, 2014 in Franchises
The Best Jobs in the U.S. Aren't the Ones You'd Expect

The Best Jobs in the U.S. Aren't the Ones You'd Expect

U.S. News released its list of the 100 Best Jobs of 2014. Here's some of the most unexpected careers that reached the top spots.
February 19, 2014 in Leadership
Franchise Players: From Technician to 'All In' as a Car Care Franchisee

Franchise Players: From Technician to 'All In' as a Car Care Franchisee

When Pete Robinson started as an apprentice technician at a little auto shop, he had no idea he'd some day end up owning his own Meineke Car Center.
February 19, 2014 in Franchises
POLL: Would You Buy Entrepreneur Barbie, or Is She Hardly a Good Example?

POLL: Would You Buy Entrepreneur Barbie, or Is She Hardly a Good Example?

Barbie is now an entrepreneur. But what business is she running? Would you invest?
February 19, 2014 in The 'Treps
Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle premiered the first episode of its comedy series Farmed and Dangerous this Monday on Hulu.
February 19, 2014 in Advertising
 Starbucks Banned at Sochi? No Problem. NBC Finds a Way to Smuggle It In.

Starbucks Banned at Sochi? No Problem. NBC Finds a Way to Smuggle It In.

While Starbucks isn't an Olympic sponsor, NBC has managed to set up its own shop for coffee addicts.
February 17, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
February 17, 2014 in Franchises
Pizza for Proposals, Kisses for Burritos: 5 Chains With the Quirkiest Valentine's Day Deals

Pizza for Proposals, Kisses for Burritos: 5 Chains With the Quirkiest Valentine's Day Deals

Looking for low-cost dates this Valentine's Day? These five chains, including White Castle, Qdoba and Fazoli's, have you covered.
February 14, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Serious Challenges Didn't Stop This Franchise Duo

Franchise Players: Serious Challenges Didn't Stop This Franchise Duo

It hasn't always been easy, but Rainbow Station franchisee power couple Parks Hunter and Michelle Mistele believe franchising is best done together.
February 14, 2014 in Franchises
Burger King's Refranchising Efforts Boost 2013 Results

Burger King's Refranchising Efforts Boost 2013 Results

Burger King reported today that its net income rose 99 percent this year as its refranchising initiative comes to a close.
February 13, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How a Martial Arts Franchise Energized This Couple's Relationship

Franchise Players: How a Martial Arts Franchise Energized This Couple's Relationship

Pro Martial Arts franchisees John and Lisa Highberger talk consulting and communication.
February 13, 2014 in Franchises
How This Food Blogger Convinced Chick-fil-A to Go Antibiotics Free

How This Food Blogger Convinced Chick-fil-A to Go Antibiotics Free

Chick-fil-A announced yesterday it would be the first national fast food chain to use antibiotic-free chicken. Here's how Food Babe Vani Hari helped make it happen.
February 13, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse

Franchise Players: Terry and Lisa Jeffers on Running a Franchise With Your Spouse

Terry and Lisa Jeffers wanted a franchise that combined heart and business. Here's what you can learn about mixing marriage and franchising from this power couple.
February 12, 2014 in Franchises
Mushy Marketing Ploy: Pizza Hut Joins OKCupid

Mushy Marketing Ploy: Pizza Hut Joins OKCupid

Lonely this Valentine's Day? Pizza Hut is looking to settle down and has entered the dating market on OKCupid.
February 12, 2014 in Franchises
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
February 11, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance

Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance

Phil and Denise Downing started as delivery drivers at Topper's Pizza in the late '90s. Here’s how they've grown closer as they've moved up the ranks.
February 11, 2014 in Franchises
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