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. 

I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's
Franchise Players

I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's

Cindi Garabedian spills on why she decided to become Studio Barre's first franchisee.
The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan
McDonalds

The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan

Delivery, refranchising and a new organizational structure – here are the hard facts on how McDonald's wants to fix a broken system.
Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry
Franchises

Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.
Why Wendy's and McDonald's Still Don't Have Veggie Burgers
Health

Why Wendy's and McDonald's Still Don't Have Veggie Burgers

Two of America's Big 3 burger chains are under pressure to add a meatless burger to their menus.
Taco Bell to Give Away Free Biscuit Tacos as Breakfast Battle Rages On
Breakfast

Taco Bell to Give Away Free Biscuit Tacos as Breakfast Battle Rages On

The fast-food chain has been engaged in a not-so-secret battle with McDonald's to win more breakfast customers.
Why This Couple Bought a Franchise After Traveling Around the World
Franchise Players

Why This Couple Bought a Franchise After Traveling Around the World

Ten years ago, Chris Jester bought a SailTime franchise after taking a world-wide trip with his wife. Now, the franchise has allowed them to travel the world yet again.
McDonald's Tests Another Premium Customization Option
McDonalds

McDonald's Tests Another Premium Customization Option

The burger chain is testing 'Taste Crafted Burgers and Chicken' in select locations in Atlanta, Portland and Southern California.
This Mobile Seed Fund Just Added Two More Partners
Seed Funding

This Mobile Seed Fund Just Added Two More Partners

Silicon Valley-based Tandem has added former Google and Yahoo executive Shashi Seth and co-founder of couchsurfing.com Daniel Hoffer as partners.
A Lifetime Passion for Thrifty Fashion Turned Into a Career for This Franchisee
Franchise Players

A Lifetime Passion for Thrifty Fashion Turned Into a Career for This Franchisee

Kathy Bosley's talent for building stylish outfits on a budget helped her become a Clothes Mentor franchisee.
What It Means to Be JetBlue's Wine Expert
Tastemakers

What It Means to Be JetBlue's Wine Expert

Jon Bonné is helping to take the airline industry beyond the simple choice of red or white.
The Journey From Professional Hockey Player to Franchisee
Franchise Players

The Journey From Professional Hockey Player to Franchisee

When Boyd Kane's career playing hockey came to a close, he and his wife decided to enter the world of franchising.
Chipotle Becomes the First National Restaurant Chain to Go GMO-Free
Sustainability

Chipotle Becomes the First National Restaurant Chain to Go GMO-Free

Two years after beginning to label GMOs on the menu, the burrito chain has stripped genetically modified ingredients from all offerings.
Chipotle Just Introduced Two New Ways for You to Get Your Burrito Fix
Mobile

Chipotle Just Introduced Two New Ways for You to Get Your Burrito Fix

The chain is pushing into mobile tech with a delivery partnership and a new Apple Watch app.
Why Domino's Doesn't Need to Go Full-On Fast Casual
Dominos

Why Domino's Doesn't Need to Go Full-On Fast Casual

With a strong first quarter, the pizza chain believes it has found the balance to bring customers in the door.
Dunkin' Sales Warm Up Despite Frigid Winter
Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin' Sales Warm Up Despite Frigid Winter

The donut and coffee chain grew same-store sales nearly 3 percent, as franchisees were forced to get flexible due to difficult conditions.