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. 

The Importance of Teaming Up With a Franchise Coach
Franchise Players

The Importance of Teaming Up With a Franchise Coach

Kevin and Denise Brauer took time to examine their options before becoming Storm Guard Exterior Restoration franchisees.
The World Now Knows Who Created This Iconic '90s Solo Cup Pattern
Design

The World Now Knows Who Created This Iconic '90s Solo Cup Pattern

You know the teal-and-purple 'Jazz' cup design, but you probably don't know how it came about.
A Coffee Shop Franchise Where the Baristas Wear Almost Nothing Is Actually a Thing
Franchises

A Coffee Shop Franchise Where the Baristas Wear Almost Nothing Is Actually a Thing

Based in California, Bottoms Up Espresso is just beginning to franchise.
Is Dating Becoming Just Another Networking Opportunity for Entrepreneurs?
Networking

Is Dating Becoming Just Another Networking Opportunity for Entrepreneurs?

The dating startup boom mean dozens of new ways to find both romantic and business partners.
My Unexpected Entrepreneurial Journey From Ecommerce to Carpet Cleaning
Franchise Players

My Unexpected Entrepreneurial Journey From Ecommerce to Carpet Cleaning

Restaurant franchises might be some of the best known in the industry, but that's not the only way to franchise.
Starbucks Is Shutting Down the Bakery Chain It Acquired Three Years Ago
Starbucks

Starbucks Is Shutting Down the Bakery Chain It Acquired Three Years Ago

La Boulange's pastries are staying on the menu, but its 23 locations are closing up shop.
Why This Financial Advisor Spent 3 Years Researching Before Signing His Franchise Agreement
Franchise Players

Why This Financial Advisor Spent 3 Years Researching Before Signing His Franchise Agreement

When looking for business opportunities for some of his clients, Allan Boomer found one for himself.
Chipotle is Testing a New, Super-Simplified, All-Natural Tortilla
Chipotle

Chipotle is Testing a New, Super-Simplified, All-Natural Tortilla

The burrito chain's latest on its journey to an all-natural menu: the tortilla.
McDonald's Explores Canadian Flavors and Adds McLobster to the Menu
McDonalds

McDonald's Explores Canadian Flavors and Adds McLobster to the Menu

The treat is being sold for a limited time in select markets as part of the 'Great Canadian Taste Adventure' campaign.
Why I Founded an Ice Cream Franchise
Why I Franchised

Why I Founded an Ice Cream Franchise

Greg Sausaman, co-founder of Topper's Creamery, spills on the benefits of the ice cream business.
Can You Guess Which Chain Restaurants Have the Best Reputations?
Reputation Management

Can You Guess Which Chain Restaurants Have the Best Reputations?

Leading the pack is a popular fast-casual chain, according to a recent survey.
San Francisco's Law Targeting Sugary Sodas May Mean Trouble for Starbucks
Starbucks

San Francisco's Law Targeting Sugary Sodas May Mean Trouble for Starbucks

As the city contemplates a law that will require warnings on soda advertising, the Frappuccino comes under fire.
How Wingstop Aims to Fly Above the Fast-Casual Competition After Its Surging IPO
IPO

How Wingstop Aims to Fly Above the Fast-Casual Competition After Its Surging IPO

The chicken wing chain saw its shares jump in its market debut Friday.
Deep-Fried Starbucks Coffee Is on the Menu at Fairs This Summer
Starbucks

Deep-Fried Starbucks Coffee Is on the Menu at Fairs This Summer

Confused? Here's what the artery-clogging treat looks like.
As the Fro-Yo Bubble Deflates, Here is How Menchie's Chef Keeps Things Fresh
Tastemakers

As the Fro-Yo Bubble Deflates, Here is How Menchie's Chef Keeps Things Fresh

Frozen yogurt is no longer the hot trend it was five years ago -- but that just motivates Laura Baldwin to keep innovating.