Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

Kate Taylor is a staff writer cover franchises for Entrepreneur.com. Related areas of interest include chain restaurants, franchisee profiles and food trends. Get in touch with tips and feed back via email at ktaylor@entrepreneur.com or on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals
Halloween

Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals

Here's where to find food other than candy corn at a fiendishly good price this Halloween.
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
Chipotle

Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry
Franchise Players

Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry

'The Flooring Girl' has made her gender an asset in the flooring business.
10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice
Mompreneurs

10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

These single mothers, all of whom run successful companies, have learned critical lessons about building a business while raising a family.
Delivery Startups Scare Up Halloween Costumes in Bid to Boost Visibility
Halloween

Delivery Startups Scare Up Halloween Costumes in Bid to Boost Visibility

Companies such as Postmates, WunWun and Instacart have added delivery of Halloween costumes to their inventory for a limited time.
As Football Season Approaches, Buffalo Wild Wings Raises Prices
Chicken

As Football Season Approaches, Buffalo Wild Wings Raises Prices

The chicken wings chain said that rising chicken costs means menu prices will increase by 3 percent.
Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee

Lauren Fike loved the challenges of commercial real estate, but knew she needed an outlet for her entrepreneurial spirit that matched her passion for health and fitness.
McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''
McDonalds

McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''

The fast-food chain, often criticized in social media, takes on its critics in a new ad campaign.
The 10 Biggest Restaurant Trends for 2015
Trends

The 10 Biggest Restaurant Trends for 2015

Get ready for a year filled with small plates, signature beverages and the rise of the post-millennial generation.
Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone
Mobile Payments

Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone

Taco Bell is now the first fast-food chain to offer nationwide mobile ordering and payments for both drive-thru and dining room orders.
Dunkin' Debuts Croissant Doughnut That Totally Isn't a Cronut Knockoff. (Right.)
Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Debuts Croissant Doughnut That Totally Isn't a Cronut Knockoff. (Right.)

Dunkin' insists its new pastry mashup is no copycat.
Franchise Players: From Finance to a Million-Dollar Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: From Finance to a Million-Dollar Franchise

In less than four years, Stacy Huston's Handyman Matter franchise location grossed more than a million dollars.
Tell Us:  Is it Wrong for Stores to Stay Open on Thanksgiving?
Black Friday

Tell Us: Is it Wrong for Stores to Stay Open on Thanksgiving?

Should Thanksgiving be a day of rest for employees, or should we accept that Black Friday now starts on Thursday?
Franchise Players: Why a Painting Franchise Was the Right Cultural Fit for This Veteran
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why a Painting Franchise Was the Right Cultural Fit for This Veteran

Stephen Luxion knew CertaPro Painters was the right fit for him because of the tough-love culture, which reminded him of his Air Force roots.
For America's No. 5 Pizza Chain, Moms Are the Secret Sauce
Pizza

For America's No. 5 Pizza Chain, Moms Are the Secret Sauce

For most U.S. pizza chains, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sales day of the year. At Papa Murphy's, it's Halloween. And that's not the only difference.