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. 

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.
How These Brands Captured Millennials' Hearts in Just 9 Months
Branding

How These Brands Captured Millennials' Hearts in Just 9 Months

Brands including Oreos, Pizza Hut and Wendy's weren't on Moosylvania's list of top millennial brands last year, but they are this year.
Franchise Players: Why This Entrepreneur Invested in a Trampoline Park Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Entrepreneur Invested in a Trampoline Park Franchise

Phil Stoops found a career as a Sky Zone franchisee after two decades in corporate America.
Breaded Chicken Sandwiches Are Having a Moment
Chicken

Breaded Chicken Sandwiches Are Having a Moment

The chicken sandwich may not be the sexiest menu item, but about 2.4 billion of them were served in the last year.
Franchise Players: Beef Jerky Is Our Family Business
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Beef Jerky Is Our Family Business

William and Jen Vancor wanted to beef up their retirement funds. So, they opened a jerky franchise.
To Franchisees, McDonald's Arches Aren't Looking So Gold
McDonalds

To Franchisees, McDonald's Arches Aren't Looking So Gold

Slipping sales, negative momentum and ‘zero creativity' has franchisees worried, a new survey says.
Starbucks to Give Away Free Coffee for Next 30 Years in New Holiday Contest
Starbucks

Starbucks to Give Away Free Coffee for Next 30 Years in New Holiday Contest

The coffee giant continues to prove itself a master of buzz.
Starbucks Baristas Get a Pay Raise and Permission to Show Off Tattoos
Starbucks

Starbucks Baristas Get a Pay Raise and Permission to Show Off Tattoos

The coffee company announced an updated dress code, raises across the board and free snacks while working.
Does the Franchise Industry Have a Turnover Problem?
Franchise

Does the Franchise Industry Have a Turnover Problem?

For every 10 new franchises that open in the U.S., nine close, according to a new report.
Franchise Players: A Former Cop Takes On Running a Cleaning Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Former Cop Takes On Running a Cleaning Franchise

This former police officer went from working in a former war zone in Bosnia to running a Merry Maids franchise.
Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups
Entrepreneurs

Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups

In Coca-Cola's new platform for entrepreneurs, Coke brings the money and the cache, while startups (hopefully) help the soda giant reach new markets down the road.
Franchise Players: How Being Forced to Fire Myself Led to My Career in Franchising
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How Being Forced to Fire Myself Led to My Career in Franchising

After losing his job on his second day in a new city, Connor Ferguson found a new career in urgent care franchising.