Franchise Financing
Providing financial solutions for franchised operators.

To find success, restaurant franchise operators must navigate consumers’ changing needs, economic and legislative cycles, costs of doing business, and an increasingly competitive environment.

At First Tennessee, our Franchise Finance team is highly skilled at helping operators access the capital they need to overcome these obstacles and execute growth strategies that set them apart from the competition. We also offer treasury management solutions that help operators control cash flow more precisely, so that they can forecast and allocate with more confidence and clarity.

Who we serve

  • Experienced franchisees (5+ years) with multiple stores (10+) in proven concepts
  • Middle market franchisors and operating companies
  • Private equity-owned chains

Our solutions

  • Innovative financing packages that address:
    • New store development
    • Store acquisition
    • Store remodel
    • Recapitalization or refinancing
  • Loan amounts $3mm+
  • Treasury Management:
    • Merchant services
    • Remote cash deposit
    • Purchasing card program
    • Fraud protection services
    • And many other cash flow solutions

Why First Tennessee?

  • National footprint/focus
  • Experienced, relationship-focused team with industry-leading market intelligence
  • Consultative, solutions-based approach
  • Unique access and insight into franchisors (more than 30 brands)
  • Strength and stability of a trusted financial institution with more than 150 years of financial service

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