Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'
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Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

It's not often that a packaged food brand opens a restaurant, but that's exactly what the 138-year-old Barilla company is doing.
Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt

Mit Patel draws inspiration from his family as he ventures out as his own franchisee.
12 World Records You Can Break During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)
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12 World Records You Can Break During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)

Are you the fastest jelly doughnut eater in your office? You might be up for a bigger award than employee of the month.
Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey
Franchises

Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey

In a victory for auto franchises, Tesla Motors has lost its right to sell vehicles in New Jersey.
Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer
Franchises

Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

Of all the people and companies that Frank Ocean could attack, the usually PR-friendly Chipotle would not have been our first bet.
Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21

As a 21-year-old business novice, Lauren Morenz found meaning in her job as a Fetch! Pet Care franchisee.
Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company
Business News

Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Two historic brands merge to create ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell 160 million boxes of bananas annually.
Why Your Ecommerce Site Is Losing Money (Infographic)
Marketing

Why Your Ecommerce Site Is Losing Money (Infographic)

More than 67 percent of online shopping carts are abandoned before purchases are made. Here's how to fix the problem on your website.
A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
The 'Treps

A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores

As a tobacco outlet owner, Nathan Renschler saw the industry moving towards e-cigarettes, or vaping, and followed the growing trend.
Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers
Social Media

Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers

A new survey shows adults 18 to 35 are more plugged in than ever. Here's what brands need to know.
Franchise Players: One Logistics Franchisee's 11 Keys to Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: One Logistics Franchisee's 11 Keys to Franchising

Do something you love, find a balance and more advice from one BlueGrace Logistics franchisee.
Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week
Franchises

Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

If 2014 is the year fast-food pizza dies, Sbarro may be the first victim. According to reports, the chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success
Franchises

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he’s spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee.
Burger King Replaces Regular Fries With 'Satisfries' in Kid's Meals
Franchises

Burger King Replaces Regular Fries With 'Satisfries' in Kid's Meals

The burger chain's lower-calorie fries will now serve as the standard fry in Burger King's Kid's Meals.
Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole
Franchises

Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole

The burrito chain has said that if climate change continues to adversely affect the weather, some options may be dropped from the menu.
9 Essentials for Any Family Business to Thrive
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9 Essentials for Any Family Business to Thrive

Running a family business is no easy feat. Here are nine keys to making it work.
Franchise Players: Two Businessmen Who Teamed Up to Take On Foundation Repair
Franchises

Franchise Players: Two Businessmen Who Teamed Up to Take On Foundation Repair

When these franchisees saw the challenges of constructing strong foundations, they decided to be part of the solution.
Pizza Hut Sees Giant Interactive Tabletops in Its Future
Franchises

Pizza Hut Sees Giant Interactive Tabletops in Its Future

Pizza Hut's high-tech table concept brings a futuristic twist to the pizza chain.
Olive Garden Undergoes 'Brand Renaissance' as Investors' Criticism Intensifies
Franchises

Olive Garden Undergoes 'Brand Renaissance' as Investors' Criticism Intensifies

Yesterday, Olive Garden revealed a new logo and revamped restaurants. However, investors still want the chain to be cut off.
Franchise Players: From Piloting Planes to Fro-Yo Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: From Piloting Planes to Fro-Yo Franchising

Here's how Paul Hornick went from working as a stunt pilot to owning four Red Mango frozen yogurt shops.
Local Pizza Chain Gets Huge Shoutout at Oscars
Franchises

Local Pizza Chain Gets Huge Shoutout at Oscars

The Oscars had an unexpected star, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres ordering pizza for some of the biggest names in show business.
Franchise Players: We Put Our Home on the Line to Buy a Franchise
Franchises

Franchise Players: We Put Our Home on the Line to Buy a Franchise

Josh Kattenberg knew buying a Real Property Management franchise would have its challenges. Here's how he faced them.
McDonald's Wants to Run More Tests on 'Build-Your-Own-Burger' Concept
Franchises

McDonald's Wants to Run More Tests on 'Build-Your-Own-Burger' Concept

We'll soon see if McDonald's can keep fast food speedy and cheap while giving customers customization options.
Report: Quiznos Is Preparing to File for Bankruptcy
Franchises

Report: Quiznos Is Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

According to reports, Quiznos is moving towards its second major financial restructuring in the last two years.
Franchise Players: A Female Entrepreneur Steers an Auto Care Franchise
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Female Entrepreneur Steers an Auto Care Franchise

Rissy Sutherland played the field in the franchise industry, before becoming COO of Honest-1 Auto Care.
U.S. Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover, But New Version Won't Be Seen for Years

U.S. Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover, But New Version Won't Be Seen for Years

The FDA's proposed new nutrition labels intend to make healthy shopping easier for families, saving on health-care costs in the long run.
Franchise Players: This Repair Technician Proves Any Time Can Be Right to Start Your Business
Franchises

Franchise Players: This Repair Technician Proves Any Time Can Be Right to Start Your Business

Jeanne Lemieux worked as a technician for 26 years before opening up her own Mr. Appliance franchise. Here's what she learned.
Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy
Franchises

Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Olive Garden added 20 new items to its menu, as investors call for its parent company to shed the struggling chain.
Franchise Players: Two Men and a Truck's First Franchisee Reflects on 27 Years in Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: Two Men and a Truck's First Franchisee Reflects on 27 Years in Franchising

Two Men and a Truck is built on a family of female entrepreneurs. Here’s what the first franchisee (and the founder's daughter) has learned.
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