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 Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts
Franchise Players

Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts

Vik Patel discovered that together, Dunkin' Donuts and The Brass bring the perfect balance to his franchise portfolio.
Shake Shack Files for IPO
IPO

Shake Shack Files for IPO

'The bigger we get, the smaller we need to act,' the burger chain declared in its filing.
Forget Cat Cafes, It's Time for a Coffee Joint for Dogs
Dogs

Forget Cat Cafes, It's Time for a Coffee Joint for Dogs

A new Indiegogo campaign is attempting to open America's first dog café in Los Angeles.
Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi
Hotels

Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi

As Marriott and Hilton seek FCC approval to block guests' from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots, Google and Microsoft have come out against the practice.
Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee

After founding a fast casual chicken concept, Stuart Ottinger decided to become a franchisee for a different restaurant chain. Here's why.
Why I Turned to Franchising to Grow My Cleaning Business
Franchise Players

Why I Turned to Franchising to Grow My Cleaning Business

Lourdes Villafuerte entered the cleaning business at age 18. Now, she's taking her business to the next level by becoming a Maid Right franchisee.
What Will Franchising Look Like in Cuba? 3 Clues From Similar Markets.
Franchises

What Will Franchising Look Like in Cuba? 3 Clues From Similar Markets.

Check out what China, Indonesia and the Dominican Republic can teach Cuba about franchising.
Red Robin Reveals First-Ever Secret Menu Item: A Hangover-Curing Hamburger
secret menu

Red Robin Reveals First-Ever Secret Menu Item: A Hangover-Curing Hamburger

The Cure Burger – a hamburger topped in eggs, bacon and chili – will be available for one week only, starting on New Year's Day.
Opening an Education Franchise I Believe In
Franchise Players

Opening an Education Franchise I Believe In

Kevin Lee believes that the ratio of teachers to students in America is way off. So, he's doing something about it.
Spreading Holiday Cheer as a Christmas Decor Franchisee
Franchise Players

Spreading Holiday Cheer as a Christmas Decor Franchisee

Dennis Marunde's job is making sure that customers have a very merry Christmas, lighting up their homes with holiday decorations.
How These Parents Went From Sleepless Nights to Pitching a Million-Dollar Business on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

How These Parents Went From Sleepless Nights to Pitching a Million-Dollar Business on 'Shark Tank'

The founders of Sleeping Baby invented the Zipadee-Zip out of necessity. But their 'Shark Tank' pitch was the result of more than two years of hard work.
The Perfect Family Business: A Trampoline Franchise
Franchise Players

The Perfect Family Business: A Trampoline Franchise

Kathy Webster and Tina West come from a family of entrepreneurs. So, when they looked into opening a franchise, they wanted a concept their whole family could enjoy.
Sweet Tooth No More? Americans Are Ditching Prepackaged Desserts.
Food Businesses

Sweet Tooth No More? Americans Are Ditching Prepackaged Desserts.

Here's why the Twinkie got into trouble: Health-conscious Americans just aren't buying packaged cookies and cakes as much anymore.
Searching for Stability as an Immigrant Franchisee
Franchise Players

Searching for Stability as an Immigrant Franchisee

After a series of relocations, Gaby Moidel decided to open her own business in hopes of providing her family with increased stability.