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. 

Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit

Lorna Ross knew she wanted to run her own business. With the help of a franchise consultant, she was able to become a ShelfGenie franchisee with confidence.
California Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Expand Franchisee Rights
Legal Center

California Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Expand Franchisee Rights

Franchisors and franchisees are divided over the veto of a California bill that would make it more difficult to terminate franchise agreements.
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How These Parents Went From Sleepless Nights to Pitching a Million-Dollar Business on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

How These Parents Went From Sleepless Nights to Pitching a Million-Dollar Business on 'Shark Tank'

The founders of Sleeping Baby invented the Zipadee-Zip out of necessity. But their 'Shark Tank' pitch was the result of more than two years of hard work.
Franchise Players: A Franchising Power Couple on Making Tough Decisions
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Franchising Power Couple on Making Tough Decisions

This husband-wife duo doesn't believe there is such thing as working too hard, as co-franchisees of two BrightStar Care franchises.
Einstein Bros. Parent Sold for $364.5 Million in Bagel Buyout
Acquisitions

Einstein Bros. Parent Sold for $364.5 Million in Bagel Buyout

JAB Holding is taking the bagel company Einstein Noah private for the price of $20.25 per share.
Franchise Players: From Translator to Franchisee at a Tax Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: From Translator to Franchisee at a Tax Franchise

Dulce Cuevas has worked nearly every position possible at Liberty Tax: translator, bilingual tax preparer, tax school instructor, manager and finally multi-unit franchisee.
There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC
Crowdfunding

There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business
Restaurants

Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business

While fine dining visits were up 3 percent from last year, quick-service restaurants fell flat.
'Bash' Bug Could Be Bigger Than Heartbleed
Hackers

'Bash' Bug Could Be Bigger Than Heartbleed

A new security flaw has been uncovered that could impact everything from your personal Mac computer to enormous company servers.
You Never Thought Social Media Could Look Like This
Social Media

You Never Thought Social Media Could Look Like This

Artists have created an installation that allows us to see social-media sentiment in the physical, real world. It's so weird you have to see it for yourself.
Another Hack: Jimmy John's Is the Latest Chain to Suffer a Data Breach
Hackers

Another Hack: Jimmy John's Is the Latest Chain to Suffer a Data Breach

Approximately 216 Jimmy John's stores have been affected in the latest of a growing number of hacking incidents.
With Soda Sales Down Anyway, Coke and Pepsi Vow to Promote Healthier Drinks
Soda

With Soda Sales Down Anyway, Coke and Pepsi Vow to Promote Healthier Drinks

At the Clinton Global Initiative, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper pledged to cut beverage calories by one-fifth in the next decade.
Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise
Franchise

Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise

After working his way up from waiter to franchise owner at Outback Steakhouse, Cecil Tyrell Whisenton decided to try his hand at healthy vending franchising.
Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Legal Center

Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The NLRB's recent ruling has the potential to tear the franchise model apart at the seams. So, franchisors and franchisees are taking action.
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'We Don't Give a Sh*t About Gluten Free': A Restaurant Owner Gets Bold With Customers
Customer Service

'We Don't Give a Sh*t About Gluten Free': A Restaurant Owner Gets Bold With Customers

A San Francisco chef is tired of catering to hard-to-satisfy customers. So, he's telling picky patrons to go buy dinner elsewhere.