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. 

Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry
Franchise Players

Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry

Jennifer Wilmoth's childhood hospital stays helped inspire her to team up with Yohan Kim to open a BrightStar Care location.
We Tested Chipotle and McDonald's New Delivery Services. Here's What Happened.
Delivery

We Tested Chipotle and McDonald's New Delivery Services. Here's What Happened.

With both chains recently teaming up with Postmates to offer delivery for the first time, we decided to see who came out on top in the battle of the brands.
Woman Escapes Hostage Situation Through Ingenious Use of the Pizza Hut App
Apps

Woman Escapes Hostage Situation Through Ingenious Use of the Pizza Hut App

An urban legend became high-tech reality this week when a quick-thinking mom sent out a cry for help through a pizza-delivery app.
Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones
Franchise Players

Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones

For this veteran couple, becoming Window Genie franchisees is the perfect post-military career.
Pizza Hut Is Testing Uber-Esque Delivery Tracking Tech
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Is Testing Uber-Esque Delivery Tracking Tech

The pizza chain is testing a tracker that lets customers know exactly where their orders are at nearly 80 locations in Texas.
Starbucks Seeking New Sources for Water Bottled in Drought-Stricken California
Starbucks

Starbucks Seeking New Sources for Water Bottled in Drought-Stricken California

Ethos Water has a noble mission of funding water and sanitation programs in other countries, but its source is reportedly water-deprived California.
McDonald's to Refranchise 3,500 Restaurants Worldwide
McDonalds

McDonald's to Refranchise 3,500 Restaurants Worldwide

The chain will go from 81 percent franchised to 90 percent franchised in the next three years.
I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's
Franchise Players

I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's

Cindi Garabedian spills on why she decided to become Studio Barre's first franchisee.
The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan
McDonalds

The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan

Delivery, refranchising and a new organizational structure – here are the hard facts on how McDonald's wants to fix a broken system.
Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry
Franchises

Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.
Why Wendy's and McDonald's Still Don't Have Veggie Burgers
Health

Why Wendy's and McDonald's Still Don't Have Veggie Burgers

Two of America's Big 3 burger chains are under pressure to add a meatless burger to their menus.
Taco Bell to Give Away Free Biscuit Tacos as Breakfast Battle Rages On
Breakfast

Taco Bell to Give Away Free Biscuit Tacos as Breakfast Battle Rages On

The fast-food chain has been engaged in a not-so-secret battle with McDonald's to win more breakfast customers.
Why This Couple Bought a Franchise After Traveling Around the World
Franchise Players

Why This Couple Bought a Franchise After Traveling Around the World

Ten years ago, Chris Jester bought a SailTime franchise after taking a world-wide trip with his wife. Now, the franchise has allowed them to travel the world yet again.
McDonald's Tests Another Premium Customization Option
McDonalds

McDonald's Tests Another Premium Customization Option

The burger chain is testing 'Taste Crafted Burgers and Chicken' in select locations in Atlanta, Portland and Southern California.
This Mobile Seed Fund Just Added Two More Partners
Seed Funding

This Mobile Seed Fund Just Added Two More Partners

Silicon Valley-based Tandem has added former Google and Yahoo executive Shashi Seth and co-founder of couchsurfing.com Daniel Hoffer as partners.