Franchise Finance

Franchise Finance

Franchise Finance

Franchise Finance

Franchise Finance


For more than 15 years, Wintrust Franchise Finance has been dedicated to serving the distinctive needs of franchise owners who face a number of unique challenges: concentrated competition, changing consumer tastes, rising costs, and continuous capital reinvestment. We know that a smooth process and certainty to close are paramount in the franchise space; that’s why, with an expert team with more than 100 years of combined industry experience and a national reach supporting more than 35 brands, we are proud to put dedicated guidance, integrated solutions, and decades of experience to work for you.

“These PPP loans are truly doing what they are designed to do, and that is to continue to pay our people. Our banker’s dedication and commitment to us has always been there but was so incredible during a time where we needed support the most.”

- Susan Singleton, Singleton Family McDonald’s Organization

Product Offerings


Expand your business and integrate new locations


Alternative solutions to meet your evolving needs


Solutions and guidance for complex transactions


Custom financing options for all your needs


Complex tools to keep your business running


Maximize your business strategy

Representative Transactions

Representative transaction with Taco Bell for $75 million


Representative transaction with IHOP for $52 million


Representative transaction with Dunkin' for $28 million


Representative transaction with El Pollo Loco for $12 million

“Your constant communication relieved me and assured me, so I could focus on our business as consumers went into lockdown mode. These PPP funds gave me the confidence to invest in our people, advertising, and the things we need to move toward full operations.”

-Cook Family, People First Foods, Inc.

To learn more about our treasury management solutions, please visit our Wintrust Treasury Management page.

To learn more about private client services, please visit our Wintrust Private Client page.

To learn more about capital markets, please visit the Wintrust Loan Capital Markets page.

Wintrust Franchise Finance is a division of Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, N.A., a Wintrust Community Bank.