Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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KFC's Drumstick Corsages Are the Latest Quirky, Millennial-Targeted Fast-Food Experiment
Franchises

KFC's Drumstick Corsages Are the Latest Quirky, Millennial-Targeted Fast-Food Experiment

In the ongoing battle to prove which fast-food chain 'gets' millennials the most, KFC is now selling corsages for prom
Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing
Franchises

Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing

In a serious sign of customer loyalty, Akash Lal became the owner of his local go-to PostNet location to save it from shuttering its doors.
Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide
Franchises

Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide

With Hooters locations from South Africa to Portland, Ore., Michael Pruitt knows how to make a brand go global.
Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants
Franchises

Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants

With a new chicken dish that can be topped like a pizza, Domino's joins the ranks of restaurants that are winging it with chicken.
The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)
Franchises

The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

A new report shows that the three restaurants business travelers expense the most are Starbucks, McDonald's and Panera Bread. Here's why.
Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)
Franchises

Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.
Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping
Franchises

Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping

Melanie Kittrell knows that people love popcorn. So, she's working to find new ways to sell it to eager customers.
Chick-fil-A Tries to Appeal to New Yorkers By Updating Image
Franchises

Chick-fil-A Tries to Appeal to New Yorkers By Updating Image

The socially conservative chicken chain is expanding into urban locations in 2014, including New York City.
Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO
Franchises

Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

More than 20 franchisees have accused Papa Murphy's of failing to release necessary information in franchise disclosure documents.
Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'
Franchises

Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

Bojangles' is known for having some of the most dedicated customers in the industry. Kristal Beaver would know -- she was one prior to becoming a franchisee.
The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic)
Leadership

The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic)

A new study indicates personal drive is more important than specific skills.
Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute
Franchises

Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

The bankrupt sandwich chain has reached a settlement with 12 defunct franchisees who were suing the company for about $40 million.
Lazy Customers Can Now Search Yelp Using Emojis
Technology

Lazy Customers Can Now Search Yelp Using Emojis

Fewer characters? Sure. More convenient? Probably not.
Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee

Chad Hierholzer gained experience as a health-care screening services client before becoming a Star Wellness franchisee himself.
How to Be More Creative, Wherever You Work
The 'Treps

How to Be More Creative, Wherever You Work

One in three employed adults in the U.S. want to quit their job to pursue a more creative position. Here are five ways to get the creative juices flowing right now.
GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million
Money

GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

GrubHub's IPO has proved to be a treat for investors, as the stock jumped 54 percent in its public debut.
Franchise Players: A 'College Hunk' Franchisee on Dealing With Red Tape
Franchises

Franchise Players: A 'College Hunk' Franchisee on Dealing With Red Tape

Operating 'College Hunks' franchises across four states, Stephen Bienko has dealt with plenty of state regulations and red tape.
Would Your Product Sell Better If Your Packaging Looked Customers In the Eye?
Marketing

Would Your Product Sell Better If Your Packaging Looked Customers In the Eye?

A new study suggests that making eye contact with the characters or people on a cereal box increases trust and connection with the brand.
Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan
Franchises

Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan

Dairy Queen is taking on the challenge of opening a franchise in the heart of New York City, with plans to open 35 to 50 more restaurants in the area.
Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths
Franchises

Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths

After 30 years of experience outside the franchising industry, this couple now works together at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries.
Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual
Franchises

Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual

How this McAlister's franchisee went from owning an Italian fine dining restaurant to running 23 delis.
8 Lessons This Record-Breaking Girl Scout Can Teach Entrepreneurs
The 'Treps

8 Lessons This Record-Breaking Girl Scout Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Katie Francis sold 21,477 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year. Here's what she can teach you about entrepreneurship.
Franchise Players: Don't Expect to Make Money Right Away
Franchises

Franchise Players: Don't Expect to Make Money Right Away

Franchising isn't for those trying to make a quick buck, says this sports league franchisee.
'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords
Franchises

'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.
The Real Reason Taco Bell Made the Waffle Taco
Franchises

The Real Reason Taco Bell Made the Waffle Taco

Taco Bell aims to charm millennials by being just the right amount of edgy as it rolls out breakfast nationwide.
Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee
Franchises

Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee

The day after Taco Bell began its breakfast sales, McDonald's announced plans to offer free McCafe coffee for two weeks during breakfast hours.
How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup
Grow Your Business

How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup

The feel-good book publisher's move into food products provides a lesson in how to stay true to your brand even as you expand.
Franchise Players: An Ex-Convict Starts Life Anew as a Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: An Ex-Convict Starts Life Anew as a Franchisee

After serving six years for bank fraud, John Rusnak seems to have found redemption in franchising.
Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup
Franchises

Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup

The bankrupt sandwich chain attempts to tap into the television zeitgeist in an ad that combines characters from cult TV shows 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards.'
Franchise Players: A Fitness Franchisee Who Persevered Through Cancer
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Fitness Franchisee Who Persevered Through Cancer

Instead of giving up when he was diagnosed with cancer, Woody Bedell doubled down and opened his first Exercise Coach studio.
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