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. 

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.
Franchise Players: How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Chose to Open Her Own Signarama
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Chose to Open Her Own Signarama

Maggie Harlow knew plenty about franchising before becoming a franchisee. But, she didn't want to take over the family business.
Postal Service Approved to Deliver San Francisco's Groceries
Ecommerce

Postal Service Approved to Deliver San Francisco's Groceries

The U.S. Postal Service got the go-ahead for a market test in San Francisco to deliver groceries in the early morning hours.
Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee

Five years ago, Marriette Simoni brought her experience as a real estate and luxury brand entrepreneur to the Johnny Rockets franchise.
Chicken Craze Continues as Wingstop Plans IPO
IPO

Chicken Craze Continues as Wingstop Plans IPO

Chicken-wings chain Wingstop is plotting a $100 million IPO, according to reports.
Franchise Players: I Became a Franchisee Fresh Out of College
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Became a Franchisee Fresh Out of College

Chris Drucquer became a franchisee soon after graduating college. Twenty-two years later, he says he's just getting started.
Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)
McDonalds

Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)

Thinking they were eating snacks from a new organic restaurant, these food experts couldn't stop singing McNuggets' praises. And, it was all caught on tape.
Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)
Productivity

Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here's what's getting in the way of getting work done.
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Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'
Coffee

Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'

Individual franchisees can decide whether to charge customers for putting a foam cup around a plastic cup of iced coffee.