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. 

From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee
Franchise Players

From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee

Anna Shmukler says it was fate that brought her to Instant Imprints. Here's how she became a franchisee after 30 years in the engineering field.
Franchise Players

If Your Business Isn't Evolving, It's Dying

Mike Druce has been a franchisee for Academy of Learning College for six years, but he's far from done growing.
6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015
Trends

6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

Sour flavors, vegetable mashups, a ramen renaissance and more extreme food trends are on tap for this year.
How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity
Franchise Players

How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity

Lorrie Leary and Mike Coon could not have guessed that searching for pretzels to snack on would lead to them becoming franchisees.
Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1
Styrofoam

Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1

Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.
McDonald's Lays Off Employees as Part of $100 Million Cost-Cutting Effort
McDonalds

McDonald's Lays Off Employees as Part of $100 Million Cost-Cutting Effort

The fast-food giant is cutting 63 corporate jobs after a spectacularly difficult 2014.
Moving Up the Ranks From Mover to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Moving Up the Ranks From Mover to Franchisee

Joel Trost started working at Two Men and a Truck at age 19. Today, he's grown into franchisee material at the company.
Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015
Franchises

Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015

The International Franchise Association predicts a solid 2015 for franchised businesses, though regulatory battles loom.
Joining a Franchise That Is "THTK:" Totally Honest and Totally Kind
Franchise Players

Joining a Franchise That Is "THTK:" Totally Honest and Totally Kind

Yogurtland's philosophy sold Sung Ok on the fro-yo franchise's business model.
Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees
Franchisees

Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees

After a franchisee refused to remodel and update its point-of-sale system, Wendy's decided it was time to take action.
6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees
Franchises

6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees

As Wiz Khalifa allegedly eyes a Nando's chicken franchise, here are six other rappers who can help guide him on his foray into franchising.
Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada
Franchise Players

Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada

When David Meldrum came out of retirement to become a Checkers franchisee, he did so in an uncharted territory for the brand: Las Vegas.
Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry
Franchise Players

Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry

Jeff Emmer predicted a huge industry shift coming in the senior care industry. So, he decided to become a ComForcare franchisee himself.
Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business
Franchise Players

Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business

John and Elspeth Newlands developed many of the skills that would be essential to their future franchise well before they became Budget Blinds franchisees.
The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location
Franchise Players

The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location

When Sophia Wasu entered the franchising business, she decided to take over an existing Sylvan Learning Center.