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Franchise Services

Franchise Services


Franchise owners and operators face a number of unique challenges: concentrated competition, changing consumer tastes, rising costs and capital reinvestment. To achieve long-term success, you need a partner that understands your business. For 15 years, Wintrust Franchise Finance has been serving franchise owners and operators helping navigate industry challenges. We are strategically growing this group to further our commitment and expand our reach within the franchise industry. With an expert team, and a national reach, Wintrust Franchise Finance is proud to offer dedicated guidance, integrated solutions and decades of experience.


Wintrust Franchise Finance provides the resources of the larger organization, with the personal attention of a boutique firm, to deliver financing solutions that are creative and reliable. Our team's approach is all about relationship development and delivering premium service.

We understand that certainty of close, predictability and ease of use are critically important to a franchise owner. Our team's structure and expertise allows us to be nimble and responsive with complex loan structures regardless of transaction size. We work with each unique situation to develop the appropriate, customized solution. We offer financing for acquisitions, refinances and recapitalization, and development lines of credit for new unit development, remodels, equipment and real estate.

For more information about Wintrust Franchise Finance, please contact:

Sandra McCraren
Senior Managing Director