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. 

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.
Why Franchisees Need to Ask Questions Before Signing Any Agreements
Franchise Players

Why Franchisees Need to Ask Questions Before Signing Any Agreements

Don't go into business scared of the unknown, says HealthSource franchisee David Mathias.
Yum Invests $185 Million in Modernizing KFC Franchises
KFC

Yum Invests $185 Million in Modernizing KFC Franchises

The parent company is taking over KFC's domestic marketing as franchisees remodel back of house.
6 Things to Expect From McDonald's Secret Turnaround Plan
McDonalds

6 Things to Expect From McDonald's Secret Turnaround Plan

The company is cooking up a recipe for a financial turnaround and will reveal it on May 4.
Why Franchisees Need to Remember to Think Like True Entrepreneurs
Franchise Players

Why Franchisees Need to Remember to Think Like True Entrepreneurs

Jerry Baltus is not only a business coach for franchisees and other business owners – he's a franchisee himself.