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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor


Kate Taylor is a reporter at Business Insider. She was previously a reporter at Entrepreneur. Get in touch with tips and feedback on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 


Chipotle Is Testing a New Menu Item

The burrito chain may be getting ready to introduce a new product to its famously simple menu.
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.

This Restaurant Chain Is Cutting Breakfast Hours Because of the National Egg Shortage

A Texan favorite is being forced to limit breakfast hours due to a lack of eggs.
Mobile Payments

Soon, Google Will Allow You to Order Fast Food Simply by Smiling at the Cashier

A preview of Hands Free payment will roll out in the San Francisco Bay area later this year.
Franchise Players

Why Former Employees Make Great Franchisees

Brooke and Les Wilson went from employees at Two Men and a Truck to 'all-in' as franchisees.

After More Than a Year of Hurtful Headlines, McDonald's to Stop Reporting Monthly Sales

The chain has decided to stop disclosing its sales figures as frequently.
Franchise Players

Why These Newlyweds Opened the First Orangetheory Fitness in Manhattan

Five years after the concept's creation, Adam Krell and Jessica Kumari opened the fitness franchise's first location in Manhattan.

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to Cut Artificial Flavors and Coloring

The sister chains are upping brand standards to appease the quality-oriented customer.
Franchise Players

What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise

Julie and Kevin McAdoo say, if they had to do it all over again, they'd start with the franchise, not the startup.

Chef Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Spitting in Customer's Food

The New Jersey cook spat on an overly demanding customer's roll.

Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors

Josh Newman is known for his work in venture capital, film and fitness – and now, allegedly, for defrauding investors.

5 Uncomfortable Questions Asked at McDonald's Company Shareholders' Meeting

Like to complain about McDonald's? You'd fit right in at the company's shareholders' meeting.
Franchise Players

Why This Air Force Veteran Decided to Become a Franchisee of a Brand She Loved as a Kid

After eight years as an Air Force officer, Tammy Tubbs decided to open up a Papa Murphy's franchise.

The CEO of Carl's Jr. Doesn't Care If You're Offended by the Chain's Sexy Ads

The burger chain runs commercials starring swimsuit models for the same reason it is putting a hotdog on top of a cheeseburger: because 'young, hungry guys' love it.
Franchise Players

From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee

Aislinn Smith first appeared in 'Entrepreneur' 20 years ago, after founding a dance studio as a teenager. Here's what she's been up to in the last two decades.