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. 

Why This Multi-Talented Couple Opened a Nursing Franchise
Franchise Players

Why This Multi-Talented Couple Opened a Nursing Franchise

Jeff and Nancy Huguet had a long history of assisting their elderly neighbors even before they opened their Nurse Next Door franchise.
Hackers Strike Newsweek's Twitter Account
Hackers

Hackers Strike Newsweek's Twitter Account

The hacking group 'Cyber Caliphate' has hijacked another victim on social media.
New Amazon Platform Allows Anyone to Host an Online Giveaway
Amazon

New Amazon Platform Allows Anyone to Host an Online Giveaway

Amazon Giveway hopes to make online giveaways easy – and get more hosts to buy and give away Amazon products.
How This Couple Created the Largest Tutor Doctor Office in the World
Franchise Players

How This Couple Created the Largest Tutor Doctor Office in the World

Jon-Anthony and Clarissa didn't plan on going into business together. But, when they did, they realized they were a perfect fit as partners.
Pharrell Dresses as Hilton Bellhop, Becomes a Brand Favorite Yet Again
Social Media

Pharrell Dresses as Hilton Bellhop, Becomes a Brand Favorite Yet Again

When Pharrell showed up onstage dressed like a bellhop, Hilton Hotels had a sassy tweet ready.
Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales
McDonalds

Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales

McDonald's global sales dropped almost 2 percent in January, even though same-store sales rose in the U.S. for the first time in more than a year.
How This Pizza Power Couple Uses the 'Divide and Conquer' Approach to Business
Franchise Players

How This Pizza Power Couple Uses the 'Divide and Conquer' Approach to Business

With Tim living in Alabama and Marie living in Chicago, this duo manages both a long-distance marriage and business partnership as Marco's Pizza franchisees.
What I Learned From Operating Franchises in 7 States
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What I Learned From Operating Franchises in 7 States

Michael Knobelock isn't just one of the largest Church's Chicken franchisees. He also owns Little Caesars, Sears and Captain D's locations.
Food Blogger Strikes Again, Taking On Chemicals in Cereal
Personal Health

Food Blogger Strikes Again, Taking On Chemicals in Cereal

After success with chains such as Subway and Chick-fil-A, Vani Hari is taking on the cereal industry.
Chipotle Offers Free Burritos in Exchange for... Haikus
Chipotle

Chipotle Offers Free Burritos in Exchange for... Haikus

Burrito-loving poets took to Twitter and Facebook in hopes of winning a free meal for two.
Finding Silver Linings in Dark Times as Franchisees
Franchise Players

Finding Silver Linings in Dark Times as Franchisees

In a year in which Gary and Jeanne Bracken faced Jeanne's battle with breast cancer and Gary's downsizing from an executive position, the couple pressed ahead with their new CertaPro Painters franchise.
Why I Talked to Struggling Franchisees Before Buying My Franchise
Franchise Players

Why I Talked to Struggling Franchisees Before Buying My Franchise

Before becoming a FranNet franchisee, Stacy Swift talked to franchisees who loved the company – and franchisees who weren't doing so well.
Chipotle-Backed Pizzeria Locale Expands to Kansas City
Pizza

Chipotle-Backed Pizzeria Locale Expands to Kansas City

The Denver-based fast-casual pizza chain is ready to open its third location.
Working Together as a Couple in Franchising
Franchise Players

Working Together as a Couple in Franchising

After two successful, separate careers, Jody and Jerod Willow teamed up to open a Preferred HealthStaff location together.
Expecting a Surge in Customers for Super Bowl? How These 5 Franchises Do It.
Super Bowl

Expecting a Surge in Customers for Super Bowl? How These 5 Franchises Do It.

Here's how Papa John's, Blimpie and other franchises are getting ready for one of their busiest days of the year.