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. 

McDonald's Explores Canadian Flavors and Adds McLobster to the Menu
McDonalds

McDonald's Explores Canadian Flavors and Adds McLobster to the Menu

The treat is being sold for a limited time in select markets as part of the 'Great Canadian Taste Adventure' campaign.
Why I Founded an Ice Cream Franchise
Why I Franchised

Why I Founded an Ice Cream Franchise

Greg Sausaman, co-founder of Topper's Creamery, spills on the benefits of the ice cream business.
Can You Guess Which Chain Restaurants Have the Best Reputations?
Reputation Management

Can You Guess Which Chain Restaurants Have the Best Reputations?

Leading the pack is a popular fast-casual chain, according to a recent survey.
San Francisco's Law Targeting Sugary Sodas May Mean Trouble for Starbucks
Starbucks

San Francisco's Law Targeting Sugary Sodas May Mean Trouble for Starbucks

As the city contemplates a law that will require warnings on soda advertising, the Frappuccino comes under fire.
How Wingstop Aims to Fly Above the Fast-Casual Competition After Its Surging IPO
IPO

How Wingstop Aims to Fly Above the Fast-Casual Competition After Its Surging IPO

The chicken wing chain saw its shares jump in its market debut Friday.
Deep-Fried Starbucks Coffee Is on the Menu at Fairs This Summer
Starbucks

Deep-Fried Starbucks Coffee Is on the Menu at Fairs This Summer

Confused? Here's what the artery-clogging treat looks like.
As the Fro-Yo Bubble Deflates, Here is How Menchie's Chef Keeps Things Fresh
Tastemakers

As the Fro-Yo Bubble Deflates, Here is How Menchie's Chef Keeps Things Fresh

Frozen yogurt is no longer the hot trend it was five years ago -- but that just motivates Laura Baldwin to keep innovating.
Pizza Hut's Latest Mashup: Hot-Dog Pizza Crust
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut's Latest Mashup: Hot-Dog Pizza Crust

Delicious mashup or weird mistake? You tell us.
Whole Foods Just Released the Name of Its New Millennial-Friendly Chain
Whole Foods

Whole Foods Just Released the Name of Its New Millennial-Friendly Chain

Here's what organic-loving bargain shoppers need to know about the new grocery concept.
From Childhood Friends to Franchised Business Partners
Franchise Players

From Childhood Friends to Franchised Business Partners

After decades of friendship, Seth McKennon and JoBen Barkey decided to open a franchise together.
This Dapper Young Entrepreneur Just Schooled Mike Rowe on How to Negotiate
Negotiating

This Dapper Young Entrepreneur Just Schooled Mike Rowe on How to Negotiate

This pint-sized lemonade stand owner can probably teach you a thing or two about negotiation tactics.
6 Fast-Food Restaurants That Now Deliver (If You Live in a Certain Area)
Delivery

6 Fast-Food Restaurants That Now Deliver (If You Live in a Certain Area)

Your favorite chains are making it all too easy to get your fast-food (and fast-casual) fix.
What Being a Police Officer Taught Me About Being a Franchisee
Franchise Players

What Being a Police Officer Taught Me About Being a Franchisee

Joyce Mariner went from homicide detective to Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchisee. Here's how.
Obama's Ex-Press Secretary Is Now Working at McDonald's
McDonalds

Obama's Ex-Press Secretary Is Now Working at McDonald's

McDonald's wants to be seen as a 'modern, progressive burger company' with the help of Robert Gibbs.
Waitress Buys Dinner for Customers Whose Daughter Died
Customer Service

Waitress Buys Dinner for Customers Whose Daughter Died

In an age of aggressive customer-versus-waiter interactions, this waitress's kindness stands out.