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. 

Cracking the Coffee Code: What Happens Behind the Scenes at Dunkin's Test Kitchen
Tastemakers

Cracking the Coffee Code: What Happens Behind the Scenes at Dunkin's Test Kitchen

Here's how the chain serves up consistent, quality coffee to its army of loyal customers from China to Southern California.
The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry
Franchises

The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry

The partnership between the union and franchisees is far from over.
Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is
Joint Employer

Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is

The franchise industry just got a clue to untangling a knotty problem.
The 8 Craziest Ways McDonald's Has Tried to Boost Sales
McDonalds

The 8 Craziest Ways McDonald's Has Tried to Boost Sales

In celebration of McDonald's 75th birthday, here are some of the chain's wackiest recent menu items and marketing tactics in the last year.
New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be
Loans

New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.
Freshii's CEO Says McDonald's Franchisees Want to Open Healthy Shops Inside Fast-Food Restaurants
Health

Freshii's CEO Says McDonald's Franchisees Want to Open Healthy Shops Inside Fast-Food Restaurants

Matthew Corrin believes opening Freshii locations in McDonald's would be win-win for everyone involved -- and he says that franchisees agree with him.
The One Productivity Tool This Shark Tank Star Swears By
Barbara Corcoran

The One Productivity Tool This Shark Tank Star Swears By

Barbara Corcoran puts her own spin on a strategy that's been around for decades.
Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand
Franchise Players

Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand

More than 30 years after his mother founded the business, Matt Rand turned Rand Realty into a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchised location.
California Man Accused of Making More Than $4 Million by Selling Fake In-N-Out Franchises
Franchises

California Man Accused of Making More Than $4 Million by Selling Fake In-N-Out Franchises

Sorry, duped investors; the burger restaurant doesn't franchise.
A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant
Franchise Players

A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant

David Old used an investor's visa to move from Mexico City and become a Blimpie Subs and Salads franchisee in Sam Houston, Texas.
IKEA Is Opening a Pop-Up Café That Serves Breakfast in Bed
Marketing

IKEA Is Opening a Pop-Up Café That Serves Breakfast in Bed

The café, in London, will seat diners in Ikea beds.
McDonald's Secret Plans to Boost Sales Include Faster Drive-Thru, Frozen Lemonade and All-Day Breakfast
McDonalds

McDonald's Secret Plans to Boost Sales Include Faster Drive-Thru, Frozen Lemonade and All-Day Breakfast

The fast-food chain dished to franchisees on the details of its turnaround plan.
From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza
Franchise Players

From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza

Lalit Kainth was no stranger to the pizza industry when he became a franchisee.
Olive Garden Will Soon Serve Up Breadstick Sandwiches
Olive Garden

Olive Garden Will Soon Serve Up Breadstick Sandwiches

The chain is adding chicken parm and meatball breadstick sandwiches to the menu. And yes, they come with unlimited breadsticks.
Free Cone Day Alert: Häagen-Dazs Is Giving Away Ice Cream Tomorrow
Ice Cream

Free Cone Day Alert: Häagen-Dazs Is Giving Away Ice Cream Tomorrow

Get a free kiddie ice cream at Häagen-Dazs on May 12, with new artisan flavors Chocolate Caramelized Oat and Banana Rum Jam.