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 the Starbucks 'Race Together' Campaign Is Bad for Business
Starbucks

Why the Starbucks 'Race Together' Campaign Is Bad for Business

The coffee giant's latest plan is to have baristas begin conversations about race with customers, writing 'Race Together' on cups.
McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working
McDonalds

McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working

Backed by a minimum-wage activist group, employees that suffered severe burns on the job have filed complaints against the chain in 19 cities.
Why This Chiropractor Chose the Franchised Path to Entrepreneurship
Franchise Players

Why This Chiropractor Chose the Franchised Path to Entrepreneurship

Brandon Pettke became only the eighth HealthSource franchisee in the world when he opened his franchise.
Egg Industry Taps Kevin Bacon as New Spokesperson
Eggs

Egg Industry Taps Kevin Bacon as New Spokesperson

Apparently, no one knows eggs better than Bacon.
Aiming to Be More Than Just Cupcakes, Crumbs Ventures Into Breakfast
Cupcakes

Aiming to Be More Than Just Cupcakes, Crumbs Ventures Into Breakfast

Marcus Lemonis is bringing a limited breakfast menu to select Crumbs locations.
Celebrate 'Free Cone Day' Today at Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen

Celebrate 'Free Cone Day' Today at Dairy Queen

DQ is one of a number of chains that host an ice-cream giveaway each spring.
Joining the Family Business and Becoming a Franchisee at Age 25
Franchise Players

Joining the Family Business and Becoming a Franchisee at Age 25

Matt Stewart is a third-generation heating and cooling professional.
It Is Not My Goal to be the Biggest, Simply the Best
Franchise Players

It Is Not My Goal to be the Biggest, Simply the Best

Here's what Becky Edgren has learned as a woman in the male-dominated field of emergency restoration.
Powdered Alcohol Gets the OK From Federal Regulators, Faces Resistance from States
Alcohol

Powdered Alcohol Gets the OK From Federal Regulators, Faces Resistance from States

Get ready for an unconventional way to get drunk this summer.
The Guardian Backpedals, Says Whisper Doesn't Actually Spy on Users
Apps

The Guardian Backpedals, Says Whisper Doesn't Actually Spy on Users

The newspaper 'clarified' its coverage of Whisper and pulled an opinion piece that criticized the secret-sharing app's privacy policy.
I Had More Entrepreneurial Passion Than Experience. So, I Became a Franchisee.
Franchise Players

I Had More Entrepreneurial Passion Than Experience. So, I Became a Franchisee.

Shashi Patel knew he wanted to open his own business. He also knew it would be easier to do so if he was backed by a franchise.
Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years
Restaurants

Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years

Two years after buying the chain for $55 million, Ignite Restaurant Group is selling Macaroni Grill for $8 million.
How This Mother-Daughter Duo Decided to Open a Home Building Franchise
Franchise Players

How This Mother-Daughter Duo Decided to Open a Home Building Franchise

Sherri Meyer and Nicole Newkirk spill on opening an Epcon Home Building Franchisee.
Chick-fil-A Is Finally Coming to New York City This Summer
Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Is Finally Coming to New York City This Summer

The Southern chain is set to open the first of 'many' locations in the Big Apple.
Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle
Franchises

Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle

Oral arguments on the preliminary injunction to prevent Seattle's minimum wage hike start today.