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. 

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.
Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?
McDonalds

Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?

After just two years leading the fast-food giant, Don Thompson is being replaced by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's chief brand officer with experience in the fast-casual business.
Kenny G Claims He Helped Inspire the Starbucks Frappuccino
Starbucks

Kenny G Claims He Helped Inspire the Starbucks Frappuccino

The saxophonist and Starbucks investor says he played a role in convincing CEO Howard Schultz to bring the blended drink to Starbucks's menu.
How I Expanded My Business Across Canada at Age 27
Franchise Players

How I Expanded My Business Across Canada at Age 27

Since 2009, Fares El Sabbagh has helped bring remodeling company Canadian General Contractor to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary.
Burgers Beat Out Sandwiches Big Time in 2014
Hamburgers

Burgers Beat Out Sandwiches Big Time in 2014

America served up 9 billion burgers last year.
Why You Need to Get Your Hands Dirty as a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why You Need to Get Your Hands Dirty as a Franchisee

When Bill Aicklen became a WORKOUT ANYTIME franchisee, he refused to be a distant owner.
Franchises

What Franchisees Need to Know About Digital Marketing (Infographic)

Many franchisees report that they aren't receiving the guidance they need to effectively advertise online. Here's why that needs to change.
From Military Pilot to Engineer to Personal Trainer
Franchise Players

From Military Pilot to Engineer to Personal Trainer

Aaron Anthonsen has done it all. Here's why this veteran decided to become a GYMGUYZ franchisee.
Woman Mistakenly Receives Bag of Cash at a Burger King Drive-Thru
Burger King

Woman Mistakenly Receives Bag of Cash at a Burger King Drive-Thru

Instead of a chicken sandwich, this woman was given $2,631.