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Financing for Franchise Restaurants

Customizable Solutions for Franchisees

First Franchise Capital™ believes strong relationships with our clients lead to personalized service and customized finance solutions. With our understanding of the business and capital needs unique to the franchise restaurant industry, we have the ability to provide custom financing as little as $200,000 and up to $20,000,000. Our team of specialists deliver a personalized client approach to ensure your satisfaction and success.

Our terms vary depending on the collateral type, but they generally range up to 7 years for equipment (FF&E) secured loans (with up to a 10 year amortization) and up to 10 years for real estate secured loans (with up to a 20 year amortization). We provide development financing for new builds and remodels (real estate owned or leased) with progress payment advances to pay contractor invoices during the project. We offer both fixed and variable rates and our customized loans allow you to secure financing to fit the needs of your business.

We can help you:

  • Build new stores
  • Acquire stores
  • Purchase equipment
  • Refinance debt
  • Remodel or re-image
  • Purchase real estate
  • Buyout partners

Why First Franchise Capital?

Our industry expertise, flexible loan structures and in-house loan processing, underwriting and servicing teams allow us to not only meet your financing needs in a timely fashion, but exceed your expectations throughout the life of your loan.

Our loans are tailored to your growth plans and provide you with the opportunity to reach your full potential for the future of your business. First Franchise Capital will be your long term financing partner for the strategic expansion of your business as you grow to the next level.

Franchise Leadership

The First Franchise Capital™ team has a long history of lending to successful restaurant franchisees across the United States. Our Regional Vice Presidents each average 20+ years of experience lending to multi-unit operators. Please contact one of our Regional Vice Presidents today to learn more about financing options.

Regional Vice President Map

First Franchise Capital Regional Vice President Map
Peter Austin

615 Washington Road Suite 305
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Phone: 412-341-0500
Cell: 412-398-7933

Clinton Barrow
One Maynard Drive, Suite 2104
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Phone: 201-326-4029
Cell: 201-749-7195
Cabell Finch
3060 Lanier Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404-869-6935
Jon McClure
2067 Woodbourne Terrace
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 720-733-1169
Cell: 720-326-0353
Jackie Sliva

550 N. Cedar St.
Shelby, NE 68662
Phone: 402-562-5115
Cell: 402-809-3098

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Restaurant Franchise Events   

  • Wendy's Fall Update Meeting
    September 17-20 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Domino's Convention
    October 8-10 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Denny's Annual Convention
    October 9-12 in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Burger King North America Convention
    November 5-7 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
    November 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV                                                           

Learn More

To learn more about financing options for your business, please contact one of our knowledgable experts. We can answer any questions you may have, and suggest the best route for moving forward.

Email us below to begin the conversation.

Nick Hishmeh, Domino’s

“Working with First Franchise Capital was a very pleasant and smooth experience. My Regional Vice President was knowledgeable of the franchise industry as well as our financial situation, and we built a relationship from the very beginning. I have no complaints with my experience, and I would definitely do business again with First Franchise Capital if a need arises in the future.”

Angelo Freites, Checkers

“My experience was tremendous. It’s not often lenders exceed expectations, but First Franchise Capital provided a simplistic approach to financing and my loan was funded quicker than originally estimated. I highly recommend First Franchise Capital to small and large franchisees that need funding to continue their growth.”

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Dawn Lafreeda, Denny’s

“I have used First Franchise Capital for years, and they always provide excellent service. First Franchise Capital understands the restaurant business, and I appreciate their commitment to develop the exact loan package I need.”

Have questions? Talk with our experts for more information.