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. 

Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?
McDonalds

Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?

After just two years leading the fast-food giant, Don Thompson is being replaced by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's chief brand officer with experience in the fast-casual business.
Kenny G Claims He Helped Inspire the Starbucks Frappuccino
Starbucks

Kenny G Claims He Helped Inspire the Starbucks Frappuccino

The saxophonist and Starbucks investor says he played a role in convincing CEO Howard Schultz to bring the blended drink to Starbucks's menu.
How I Expanded My Business Across Canada at Age 27
Franchise Players

How I Expanded My Business Across Canada at Age 27

Since 2009, Fares El Sabbagh has helped bring remodeling company Canadian General Contractor to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary.
Burgers Beat Out Sandwiches Big Time in 2014
Hamburgers

Burgers Beat Out Sandwiches Big Time in 2014

America served up 9 billion burgers last year.
Why You Need to Get Your Hands Dirty as a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why You Need to Get Your Hands Dirty as a Franchisee

When Bill Aicklen became a WORKOUT ANYTIME franchisee, he refused to be a distant owner.
Franchises

What Franchisees Need to Know About Digital Marketing (Infographic)

Many franchisees report that they aren't receiving the guidance they need to effectively advertise online. Here's why that needs to change.
From Military Pilot to Engineer to Personal Trainer
Franchise Players

From Military Pilot to Engineer to Personal Trainer

Aaron Anthonsen has done it all. Here's why this veteran decided to become a GYMGUYZ franchisee.
Woman Mistakenly Receives Bag of Cash at a Burger King Drive-Thru
Burger King

Woman Mistakenly Receives Bag of Cash at a Burger King Drive-Thru

Instead of a chicken sandwich, this woman was given $2,631.
Chipotle's Much-Hyped Free Burrito Promotion Is Happening Today
Chipotle

Chipotle's Much-Hyped Free Burrito Promotion Is Happening Today

In an effort to heat up customers' appetites for Sofritas, the burrito chain is offering a free entrée of any kind if you buy the organic tofu topping today.
How a Struggling Veteran Found Success at a Train-Themed Restaurant Franchise
Franchise Players

How a Struggling Veteran Found Success at a Train-Themed Restaurant Franchise

After returning from Iraq, Shaun Garry struggled to find work, until he discovered 2Toots, a restaurant chain that hopes to become the first predominantly veteran owner-operator franchise.
What You Can Learn From a Failed Franchise Investment
Franchise Players

What You Can Learn From a Failed Franchise Investment

In Franchise Players, Entrepreneur typically highlights successful franchisees. Here's one franchisee who failed – and what he has learned.
McDonald's Caps Off a Truly Terrible Year With Falling Sales, Discrimination Lawsuit
McDonalds

McDonald's Caps Off a Truly Terrible Year With Falling Sales, Discrimination Lawsuit

The burger chain needs a fresh start in the new year.
Why Good Oil Co. Decided to Enter the Restaurant Business
Franchise Players

Why Good Oil Co. Decided to Enter the Restaurant Business

For Don Good, working in the family business means working in more than one industry, as a third generation gets ready to take on gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants.
Artisanal Mayonnaise Shop Satirized on SNL Releases a New, Parody-Inspired Flavor
Entrepreneurs

Artisanal Mayonnaise Shop Satirized on SNL Releases a New, Parody-Inspired Flavor

When comedian Kevin Hart mentioned garlic-truffle mayo in an SNL skit parodying modern Bushwick, Empire Mayonnaise decided to make his Brooklyn dream a reality.
Becoming the Largest Franchisee of a 50-Year-Old Brand
Franchise Players

Becoming the Largest Franchisee of a 50-Year-Old Brand

Over the last eight years, Gregg Hansen has become the biggest Huddle House franchisee, with 18 locations across the U.S.