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. 

How a Struggling Veteran Found Success at a Train-Themed Restaurant Franchise
Franchise Players

How a Struggling Veteran Found Success at a Train-Themed Restaurant Franchise

After returning from Iraq, Shaun Garry struggled to find work, until he discovered 2Toots, a restaurant chain that hopes to become the first predominantly veteran owner-operator franchise.
What You Can Learn From a Failed Franchise Investment
Franchise Players

What You Can Learn From a Failed Franchise Investment

In Franchise Players, Entrepreneur typically highlights successful franchisees. Here's one franchisee who failed – and what he has learned.
McDonald's Caps Off a Truly Terrible Year With Falling Sales, Discrimination Lawsuit
McDonalds

McDonald's Caps Off a Truly Terrible Year With Falling Sales, Discrimination Lawsuit

The burger chain needs a fresh start in the new year.
Why Good Oil Co. Decided to Enter the Restaurant Business
Franchise Players

Why Good Oil Co. Decided to Enter the Restaurant Business

For Don Good, working in the family business means working in more than one industry, as a third generation gets ready to take on gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants.
Artisanal Mayonnaise Shop Satirized on SNL Releases a New, Parody-Inspired Flavor
Entrepreneurs

Artisanal Mayonnaise Shop Satirized on SNL Releases a New, Parody-Inspired Flavor

When comedian Kevin Hart mentioned garlic-truffle mayo in an SNL skit parodying modern Bushwick, Empire Mayonnaise decided to make his Brooklyn dream a reality.
Becoming the Largest Franchisee of a 50-Year-Old Brand
Franchise Players

Becoming the Largest Franchisee of a 50-Year-Old Brand

Over the last eight years, Gregg Hansen has become the biggest Huddle House franchisee, with 18 locations across the U.S.
Why Fatburger Might Become the First Burger Franchise in Cuba
Franchises

Why Fatburger Might Become the First Burger Franchise in Cuba

The company has a knack for international expansion, making Cuba a great potential new market.
Proving Myself as an Employee Allowed Me to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Proving Myself as an Employee Allowed Me to Become a Franchisee

Neil DiBiccari started at the bottom at Unishippers. Today, he is a multi-unit franchisee.
Forget Airbnb: Would You Let Strangers Use Your Bathroom Through Airpnp?
Apps

Forget Airbnb: Would You Let Strangers Use Your Bathroom Through Airpnp?

From our perspective, Airbnb for toilets seems like a shitty idea.
J.C. Penney Resurrects the Catalog, But Don't Expect the 'Big Book'
Advertising

J.C. Penney Resurrects the Catalog, But Don't Expect the 'Big Book'

The retail chain says that the decision is inspired by data showing that online sales are prompted by what shoppers see in print.
Why Millennials Don't Trust Ads, Real Estate or Social Security
Millennials

Why Millennials Don't Trust Ads, Real Estate or Social Security

In a new study, a third of millennials rank blogs as their top media source. But not even online posts can convince them to buy a house.
I Was an Entrepreneur From Day One
Franchise Players

I Was an Entrepreneur From Day One

Immediately after graduating college, Bob White opened a car wash. He's been pursuing different entrepreneurial projects ever since.
How This 'Shark Tank' Champ Is Building a Bagel Balls Empire
Shark Tank

How This 'Shark Tank' Champ Is Building a Bagel Balls Empire

Following a $275,000 investment from Lori Greiner on Shark Tank, Bantam Bagels is taking on wholesale and online, while maintaining its NYC bagel shop.
Getting Into the Growing Business of Fast-Casual Pizza
Franchise Players

Getting Into the Growing Business of Fast-Casual Pizza

Jeff Burrill had a feeling that Pizza Studio was about to take off – and he was right. This year, the franchise is opening 100 new locations.
7 Questions to Consider When Setting Goals for Your Team (Infographic)
Goals

7 Questions to Consider When Setting Goals for Your Team (Infographic)

Your team's objectives aren't always the same as your personal goals. Here's how to handle planning for a group.