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. 

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalls All Products Over Listeria Worries
Recalls

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalls All Products Over Listeria Worries

The company is taking an aggressive approach to safety after ice cream samples tested positive for the bacteria listeria.
I'm Not a Risk Seeker – But I Am an Entrepreneur
Franchise Players

I'm Not a Risk Seeker – But I Am an Entrepreneur

For Leslie Kuban, franchising offered a way to be her own boss without taking on the same risks of starting her own business.
In Tennessee, Only Franchisees Can Be Held Accountable for Employees
Joint Employer

In Tennessee, Only Franchisees Can Be Held Accountable for Employees

As the joint employer battles causes waves throughout the franchise industry, a new Tennessee law affirms franchisor and franchisee employees as separate entities.
Jamba Juice Is Giving Away Free Smoothies This Thursday
Giveaways

Jamba Juice Is Giving Away Free Smoothies This Thursday

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the chain is hosting its first ever Free Jamba Giveaway on April 23.
How El Pollo Loco Churns Out New Menu Items Crazy Fast
Tastemakers

How El Pollo Loco Churns Out New Menu Items Crazy Fast

El Pollo Loco's executive chef spills on crafting dozens of new menu items a year and transforming the chain from a fast-food joint into something more.
Elon Musk Profiled Kanye West? The Most Surprising Pairings on the TIME 100 List.
Influencers

Elon Musk Profiled Kanye West? The Most Surprising Pairings on the TIME 100 List.

Did you expect Elon Musk to write Kanye West's bio? What about Martha Stewart covering the importance of Kim Kardashian?
Burger King Founder Predicts Wage Hike Would End the 'Dollar Menu' Era
Minimum Wage

Burger King Founder Predicts Wage Hike Would End the 'Dollar Menu' Era

The man who help found the fast-food joint 51 years ago says that prices will shoot up if workers' pay increases.
My Franchise Treats Me Like a Member of the Family
Franchise Players

My Franchise Treats Me Like a Member of the Family

When looking for a franchise, Jud Cook wanted a company that recognized the importance of service and family.
The 5 Richest Women in Tech
Technology

The 5 Richest Women in Tech

Check out which women are making major bank in the tech sector.
Papa John's Launches Venmo-Powered Digital Platform to Split Bills
Pizza

Papa John's Launches Venmo-Powered Digital Platform to Split Bills

A new way to split the check when you're splitting a pizza.
Why Your Business Shouldn't Be Your Retirement Plan
Retirement

Why Your Business Shouldn't Be Your Retirement Plan

If you don't have a 401(k) because you are banking on your business to fund your retirement, tax expert Mark Kohler says it's time to reevaluate your retirement plan.
How My Franchise Went From a Side Gig to a Fulltime Career When I Lost My Job
Franchise Players

How My Franchise Went From a Side Gig to a Fulltime Career When I Lost My Job

Earl Wise opened a Famous Sams Hair Salon as a way to make extra income, but it became much more than that when he lost his job as an auto industry executive.
Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank
Richard Branson

Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank

The entrepreneur ultimately only pranked himself when he failed to follow through on his fictional 'Music Box' concept.
How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee
Franchise Players

How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee

Critics told UT Patel that he was too young to open his own franchise at age 30. So, he made it his mission to prove them wrong.
What Venture Capitalists Want to See in Your Business (VIDEO)
Venture Capital

What Venture Capitalists Want to See in Your Business (VIDEO)

A recent insider panel offered clues on what VCs are looking for and stressed the importance of being being backed by a good team. Catch the full video here.