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. 

Vroom, the Startup That Aims to Be the Zappos of Online Car Buying, Raises $54 Million
Funding

Vroom, the Startup That Aims to Be the Zappos of Online Car Buying, Raises $54 Million

The company is trying to make buying a used car online as easy as buying a pair of shoes.
The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)
Motivation

The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

Here's what's slowing your team down at work.
Papa John's Franchisee to Pay Employees $460,000 for Wage Theft
Minimum Wage

Papa John's Franchisee to Pay Employees $460,000 for Wage Theft

Officials say that the owner of nine Papa John's locations failed to properly pay employees minimum wage and overtime.
I Became a Franchisee So I Could Be My Own Boss
Franchise Players

I Became a Franchisee So I Could Be My Own Boss

Business lessons from the owner of Wing Stop, Dunkin' Donuts and Papa John's restaurants.
Chipotle Is Giving Away Free Burritos to Any Customer Who Plays This Online Game
Chipotle

Chipotle Is Giving Away Free Burritos to Any Customer Who Plays This Online Game

Starting July 21, the burrito chain is launching 'Friend or Faux?' to take aim at its competition and give customers the chance to win free Chipotle for a year.
Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights
Franchisees

Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights

The IFA agreed to drop its opposition to a bill backed by franchisee and labor organizations.
Why Franchisees Should Allow For Three Years Until Business 'Clicks'
Franchise Players

Why Franchisees Should Allow For Three Years Until Business 'Clicks'

Don't expect immediate entrepreneurial success when you open a franchise, says Darren Williams.
FDA Extends Deadlines for Chain Restaurant to Add Calorie Counts to Menus
Regulations

FDA Extends Deadlines for Chain Restaurant to Add Calorie Counts to Menus

There's still confusion on what adding calorie counts will actually mean for many food establishments.
Are Sleepy Employees Hurting Your Business? (Infographic)
Infographics

Are Sleepy Employees Hurting Your Business? (Infographic)

When you don't get enough sleep, your work suffers. Here's how.
How Taylor Swift Changed Another Tech Company's Policy
Taylor Swift

How Taylor Swift Changed Another Tech Company's Policy

A $50,000 donation from T. Swift inspired GoFundMe to increase its donation limit – a move that will probably only affect millionaires.
Chipotle Raises Prices in San Francisco After Minimum Wage Hike
Chipotle

Chipotle Raises Prices in San Francisco After Minimum Wage Hike

As San Francisco becomes an even pricier place to do business, it's becoming more expensive to buy burritos.
Here's How You Can Get a Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 78 Cents
Krispy Kreme

Here's How You Can Get a Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 78 Cents

In celebration of its 78th birthday, Krispy Kreme is offering customers a sweet deal on Friday.
What I've Learned Owning More than 100 Franchised Restaurants
Franchise Players

What I've Learned Owning More than 100 Franchised Restaurants

Brian Kelley owns 104 Hardee's, plus a handful of Jersey Mike's Subs and a couple of Blaze Pizzas. Here's his tips for other franchisees.
Egg Shortage Forces Rita's to Pull Signature Custard From the Menu.
Eggs

Egg Shortage Forces Rita's to Pull Signature Custard From the Menu.

The chain is swapping in soft-serve ice cream until it is able to acquire a sufficient amount of eggs.
Business Lessons From a 'Vape Grandma'
Franchise Players

Business Lessons From a 'Vape Grandma'

After working in the military and in a defense contracting company, Mary Yeager became a Palm Beach Vapors franchisee.