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. 

A Carpet Care Company's Unconventional Path to Franchising
Franchise Players

A Carpet Care Company's Unconventional Path to Franchising

Franchisor, contractors and franchisees worked together to help create MilliCare Textile and Carpet Care franchise.
Good News for Your Inbox: LinkedIn Cuts Back on Annoying Emails
Linkedin

Good News for Your Inbox: LinkedIn Cuts Back on Annoying Emails

The company is decreasing the number of emails it sends to users.
FDA Bans Some Cilantro Imports After Finding Feces and Toilet Paper in Fields
FDA

FDA Bans Some Cilantro Imports After Finding Feces and Toilet Paper in Fields

The polarizing plant has been causing stomach illness outbreaks.
A Father-Son Team That Brings Serious Franchising Experience to a Fresh Pizza Concept
Franchise Players

A Father-Son Team That Brings Serious Franchising Experience to a Fresh Pizza Concept

With more than 30 years in the franchise industry, JD and John Draper felt that Pie Five Pizza was the perfect new concept for the next stage of their careers.
15 Absurdly Wonderful Bacon-Flavored Products
Bacon

15 Absurdly Wonderful Bacon-Flavored Products

From seaweed to vodka, check out these ridiculous porky goods.
How Lewis Howes Grounds Himself to Achieve His Goals
Entrepreneurs

How Lewis Howes Grounds Himself to Achieve His Goals

The former pro-athlete and entrepreneur spells out the steps he takes to achieve his dreams and what entrepreneurs can learn from his success.
You Can No Longer Immediately Export Your Contacts From LinkedIn
Linkedin

You Can No Longer Immediately Export Your Contacts From LinkedIn

The website removed the tool to instantly download connections to an offline file.
McDonald's Turnaround Plan Hasn't Led to Positive Earnings Yet
McDonalds

McDonald's Turnaround Plan Hasn't Led to Positive Earnings Yet

The fast-food giant has a ways to go until it's the 'modern, progressive burger company' of its dreams.
Why This Doctor Decided to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why This Doctor Decided to Become a Franchisee

Dr. Samrah Mansoor's inflexible schedule in the world of medicine led her to the world of franchising.
New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees
Minimum Wage

New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees

A state-appointed panel has recommended a significant increase from $8.75 an hour.
The Longest-Running Pizza Hut in America Is Closing Up Shop
Pizza Hut

The Longest-Running Pizza Hut in America Is Closing Up Shop

After nearly 55 years in business, the Manhattan, Kan., location is shutting down.
The Secret Menu Items at Your Favorite Restaurant Chains
Franchises

The Secret Menu Items at Your Favorite Restaurant Chains

Here's what you should be ordering that isn't on the menu at Chipotle, Starbucks and Taco Bell.
What Serving as a Marine and NYPD Officer Taught Me About Franchising
Franchise Players

What Serving as a Marine and NYPD Officer Taught Me About Franchising

Brendan Ryan believes that military and police personnel are perfectly prepared for the franchise industry.
Chipotle Just Put an Official Price on Its Most Famous Secret Menu Item
Chipotle

Chipotle Just Put an Official Price on Its Most Famous Secret Menu Item

Many locations used to ring up the off-menu 'quesarito' as a regular burrito. Now, all locations will charge an extra $3.50.
The Benefits of Being a Company's Executive, Franchisee and Customer
Franchise Players

The Benefits of Being a Company's Executive, Franchisee and Customer

Nicole Carr wears many hats at Little Sunshine's Playhouse.