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. 

From Childhood Friends to Franchised Business Partners
Franchise Players

From Childhood Friends to Franchised Business Partners

After decades of friendship, Seth McKennon and JoBen Barkey decided to open a franchise together.
This Dapper Young Entrepreneur Just Schooled Mike Rowe on How to Negotiate
Negotiating

This Dapper Young Entrepreneur Just Schooled Mike Rowe on How to Negotiate

This pint-sized lemonade stand owner can probably teach you a thing or two about negotiation tactics.
What Being a Police Officer Taught Me About Being a Franchisee
Franchise Players

What Being a Police Officer Taught Me About Being a Franchisee

Joyce Mariner went from homicide detective to Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchisee. Here's how.
Obama's Ex-Press Secretary Is Now Working at McDonald's
McDonalds

Obama's Ex-Press Secretary Is Now Working at McDonald's

McDonald's wants to be seen as a 'modern, progressive burger company' with the help of Robert Gibbs.
Waitress Buys Dinner for Customers Whose Daughter Died
Customer Service

Waitress Buys Dinner for Customers Whose Daughter Died

In an age of aggressive customer-versus-waiter interactions, this waitress's kindness stands out.
Want to Be a Successful Franchisee? Learn How to Rebound From Failure.
Franchise Players

Want to Be a Successful Franchisee? Learn How to Rebound From Failure.

An athlete's ability to come back from failure has been a useful skill for Beau Reed as a Mosquito Joe franchisee.
Facebook Is Giving Out Free Bluetooth Beacons to Businesses
Facebook

Facebook Is Giving Out Free Bluetooth Beacons to Businesses

Local businesses that have tested Facebook's Place Tips have seen an uptick in traffic on the social networking site. Now, you can try the feature yourself.
Chipotle Extends Benefits to All Employees
Chipotle

Chipotle Extends Benefits to All Employees

Hourly workers will now receive full tuition reimbursements, sick pay and paid vacations.
Today Is National Doughnut Day. Here's Where to Get Deals.
Free Offers

Today Is National Doughnut Day. Here's Where to Get Deals.

The most wonderful day of the year for doughnut lovers is upon us. Where will you get your sweet treat?
Becoming a Franchisee as a 25-Year-Old Former College Athlete
Franchise Players

Becoming a Franchisee as a 25-Year-Old Former College Athlete

At age 25, Edison Cook decided it was time to fulfill his dream of owning his own business.
New Bill Seeks to Ban Noncompete Clauses for Low-Wage Workers
Employees

New Bill Seeks to Ban Noncompete Clauses for Low-Wage Workers

The bill aims to stop companies like Jimmy John's from forcing workers making under $15 per hour to sign contracts with non-competition clauses.
What Coaching Little League Taught Me About Running a Franchise
Franchise Players

What Coaching Little League Taught Me About Running a Franchise

Mike Weyer first visited Buffalo Wings & Rings during a baseball tournament. Now, he's a franchisee himself.
How Au Bon Pain's Executive Chef Puts Her Line Cook Experience to Good Use
Tastemakers

How Au Bon Pain's Executive Chef Puts Her Line Cook Experience to Good Use

Hands on doesn't even begin to describe Katherine See's job.
Chipotle Is Testing a New Menu Item
Chipotle

Chipotle Is Testing a New Menu Item

The burrito chain may be getting ready to introduce a new product to its famously simple menu.
A Pro Baseball Player Teams Up With His Dad to Open a Hometown Franchise
Franchise Players

A Pro Baseball Player Teams Up With His Dad to Open a Hometown Franchise

Years after sharing meals with his father at Beef 'O' Brady's as a kid, Drew Smyly and his dad decided to take over the hometown location of the franchise.