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. 

This Former Lingerie Company CEO Is Bringing Hawaiian Fast Casual to Texas
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This Former Lingerie Company CEO Is Bringing Hawaiian Fast Casual to Texas

Tim Brasher, former CEO of La Perla, is teaming up with his son to open 10 Coconut's Fish Cafe locations.
Why This Career Firefighter Opened a Firehouse Subs Restaurant
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Why This Career Firefighter Opened a Firehouse Subs Restaurant

Jeffrey Urbas is a firefighter through and through, working as a fire sergeant with the City of Detroit Fire Department while also running a Firehouse Subs.
Taco Bell Is Replacing Its Infamous Waffle Taco With This New Concoction
Taco Bell

Taco Bell Is Replacing Its Infamous Waffle Taco With This New Concoction

Taco Bell is swapping out its flashiest breakfast offering for a new take on the breakfast taco.
How a Customer and a Restauranteur Teamed Up to Bring Amsterdam Falafelshop to Boston
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How a Customer and a Restauranteur Teamed Up to Bring Amsterdam Falafelshop to Boston

After falling in love with the food, Matt D'Alessio partnered with restaurateur Laurence Wintersteen to bring the falafel franchise to his city.
Starbucks Baristas Will No Longer Be Writing 'Race Together' on Cups
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Starbucks Baristas Will No Longer Be Writing 'Race Together' on Cups

However, the coffee giant says its initiative to start discussions about race is far from over.
Why This Franchisee Does His Research in Las Vegas
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Why This Franchisee Does His Research in Las Vegas

The best place to learn how to host a grand opening? Vegas, baby.
This Franchise Attracts Franchisees With Its Pro-Veteran Stance
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This Franchise Attracts Franchisees With Its Pro-Veteran Stance

As two former Air Force officers, Bob and Barb Rusnak were drawn to Dickey's Barbecue Pit's veteran-friendly business model.
Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?
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Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?

Tipped workers are coming into the spotlight in the minimum wage debate, with Rhode Island considering tripling the minimum wage for those workers.
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How This Immigrant Franchisee Tapped Into Walmart's Power to Grow His Beauty Franchise
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How This Immigrant Franchisee Tapped Into Walmart's Power to Grow His Beauty Franchise

When Irfan Ali realized that he could open Seva studios in Walmart locations, he was sold on the concept.
These Chefs Just Raised $100,000 to Make Cheap, Healthy Fast Food
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These Chefs Just Raised $100,000 to Make Cheap, Healthy Fast Food

A food truck legend and fine-dining restauranteur are trying to build a healthy restaurant that will truly compete with the fast-food biggies in terms of price and customers.
After Year-Long Ban, Tesla Is Back in New Jersey
Tesla

After Year-Long Ban, Tesla Is Back in New Jersey

The direct sales model triumphs in the Garden State.
How This Father-Son Team Discovered a Franchising Opportunity While Trying to Lose Weight
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How This Father-Son Team Discovered a Franchising Opportunity While Trying to Lose Weight

Today, Steve and Dennis Holzwarth are trying to spread the word about a Profile by Sanford location of their own.
Starbucks to Begin Testing Delivery in Seattle and New York City This Year
Starbucks

Starbucks to Begin Testing Delivery in Seattle and New York City This Year

Get ready to order coffee on your phone to be delivered fresh to your home.
Franchises Lose Bid to Block Part of Seattle's Minimum Wage Rollout
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Franchises Lose Bid to Block Part of Seattle's Minimum Wage Rollout

Franchise owners in Seattle are still on track to be grouped with large businesses under the city's new minimum wage law.
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The Story Behind the Debut of This Potato-Centric Franchise
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The Story Behind the Debut of This Potato-Centric Franchise

In 2011, Allen Dikker founded a fast-casual chain that is all about potatoes.