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. 

What Richard Branson, Larry Page, Elon Musk and Other Mega-Successful CEOs Are Reading
Books

What Richard Branson, Larry Page, Elon Musk and Other Mega-Successful CEOs Are Reading

Find out which famous entrepreneur is obsessed with J.D. Salinger, and who can't get enough of Plato.
How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her
Franchise Players

How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her

Pat Lakatta worried that franchising would compromise her freedom and flexibility. Today, she has realized that couldn't be further from the truth.
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Franchise

The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'
Starbucks Is Preparing for Delivery in 2015
Ecommerce

Starbucks Is Preparing for Delivery in 2015

Howard Schultz calls the coffee giant's plans to deliver food and drinks "ecommerce on steroids."
Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise
Franchise Players

Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise

How two young former fast-food employees caught the entrepreneurship bug and really started ‘cooking.'
Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals
Halloween

Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals

Here's where to find food other than candy corn at a fiendishly good price this Halloween.
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
Chipotle

Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry
Franchise Players

Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry

'The Flooring Girl' has made her gender an asset in the flooring business.
10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice
Mompreneurs

10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

These single mothers, all of whom run successful companies, have learned critical lessons about building a business while raising a family.
Delivery Startups Scare Up Halloween Costumes in Bid to Boost Visibility
Halloween

Delivery Startups Scare Up Halloween Costumes in Bid to Boost Visibility

Companies such as Postmates, WunWun and Instacart have added delivery of Halloween costumes to their inventory for a limited time.
As Football Season Approaches, Buffalo Wild Wings Raises Prices
Chicken

As Football Season Approaches, Buffalo Wild Wings Raises Prices

The chicken wings chain said that rising chicken costs means menu prices will increase by 3 percent.
Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee

Lauren Fike loved the challenges of commercial real estate, but knew she needed an outlet for her entrepreneurial spirit that matched her passion for health and fitness.
McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''
McDonalds

McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''

The fast-food chain, often criticized in social media, takes on its critics in a new ad campaign.
The 10 Biggest Restaurant Trends for 2015
Trends

The 10 Biggest Restaurant Trends for 2015

Get ready for a year filled with small plates, signature beverages and the rise of the post-millennial generation.
Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone
Mobile Payments

Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone

Taco Bell is now the first fast-food chain to offer nationwide mobile ordering and payments for both drive-thru and dining room orders.