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: 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.
At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement
Managing Employees

At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement

Noncompete agreements are often reserved for executives. Why, then, does this sandwich chain ban entry-level workers from working for competitors for two years?
Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40

Lynne Lawson always wanted to be an interior decorator. When she turned 40, she decided it was finally time to leave her career as an IBM exec and take the plunge.
Why Franchisees Don't Use Digital Advertising
Online Marketing

Why Franchisees Don't Use Digital Advertising

A new study reveals that local affiliates' top reason for avoiding social media and digital advertising is because they are 'too complicated.'
The Incredible Way Your Brain 'Sees' a Logo (Infographic)
Logos

The Incredible Way Your Brain 'Sees' a Logo (Infographic)

Allow neuroscience to guide your logo design.
Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43

Seeking a new chance to be directly involved in others' lives, Page Cole made the career switch from minister to senior care franchisee.
McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors
McDonalds

McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors

The fast-food chain is tackling rumors about pink slime, McRibs and horse meat with the help of former 'MythBusters' co-host Grant Imahara, in a new ad campaign.
Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups
Crumbs Bake Shop

Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups

Crumbs is celebrating its reopening under new owners Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises with 'Crumbnuts' and 'Baissants.'