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. 

New Bill Seeks to Ban Noncompete Clauses for Low-Wage Workers
Employees

New Bill Seeks to Ban Noncompete Clauses for Low-Wage Workers

The bill aims to stop companies like Jimmy John's from forcing workers making under $15 per hour to sign contracts with non-competition clauses.
What Coaching Little League Taught Me About Running a Franchise
Franchise Players

What Coaching Little League Taught Me About Running a Franchise

Mike Weyer first visited Buffalo Wings & Rings during a baseball tournament. Now, he's a franchisee himself.
How Au Bon Pain's Executive Chef Puts Her Line Cook Experience to Good Use
Tastemakers

How Au Bon Pain's Executive Chef Puts Her Line Cook Experience to Good Use

Hands on doesn't even begin to describe Katherine See's job.
Chipotle Is Testing a New Menu Item
Chipotle

Chipotle Is Testing a New Menu Item

The burrito chain may be getting ready to introduce a new product to its famously simple menu.
A Pro Baseball Player Teams Up With His Dad to Open a Hometown Franchise
Franchise Players

A Pro Baseball Player Teams Up With His Dad to Open a Hometown Franchise

Years after sharing meals with his father at Beef 'O' Brady's as a kid, Drew Smyly and his dad decided to take over the hometown location of the franchise.
This Restaurant Chain Is Cutting Breakfast Hours Because of the National Egg Shortage
Breakfast

This Restaurant Chain Is Cutting Breakfast Hours Because of the National Egg Shortage

A Texan favorite is being forced to limit breakfast hours due to a lack of eggs.
Soon, Google Will Allow You to Order Fast Food Simply by Smiling at the Cashier
Mobile Payments

Soon, Google Will Allow You to Order Fast Food Simply by Smiling at the Cashier

A preview of Hands Free payment will roll out in the San Francisco Bay area later this year.
Why Former Employees Make Great Franchisees
Franchise Players

Why Former Employees Make Great Franchisees

Brooke and Les Wilson went from employees at Two Men and a Truck to 'all-in' as franchisees.
After More Than a Year of Hurtful Headlines, McDonald's to Stop Reporting Monthly Sales
McDonalds

After More Than a Year of Hurtful Headlines, McDonald's to Stop Reporting Monthly Sales

The chain has decided to stop disclosing its sales figures as frequently.
Why These Newlyweds Opened the First Orangetheory Fitness in Manhattan
Franchise Players

Why These Newlyweds Opened the First Orangetheory Fitness in Manhattan

Five years after the concept's creation, Adam Krell and Jessica Kumari opened the fitness franchise's first location in Manhattan.
Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to Cut Artificial Flavors and Coloring
Health

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to Cut Artificial Flavors and Coloring

The sister chains are upping brand standards to appease the quality-oriented customer.
What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise
Franchise Players

What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise

Julie and Kevin McAdoo say, if they had to do it all over again, they'd start with the franchise, not the startup.
Chef Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Spitting in Customer's Food
Restaurants

Chef Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Spitting in Customer's Food

The New Jersey cook spat on an overly demanding customer's roll.
Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors
Fraud

Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors

Josh Newman is known for his work in venture capital, film and fitness – and now, allegedly, for defrauding investors.
5 Uncomfortable Questions Asked at McDonald's Company Shareholders' Meeting
McDonalds

5 Uncomfortable Questions Asked at McDonald's Company Shareholders' Meeting

Like to complain about McDonald's? You'd fit right in at the company's shareholders' meeting.