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Florida Entrepreneur Secures Financing to Buy Wetzel's Pretzel Franchise

Borrowing money to invest in a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise? Banco Popular North America has a history of making these loans and they are guaranteed by the SBA.

Getting money to buy a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise shouldn't be too tough. In 2007, Banco Popular North America issued an SBA franchise loan to an entrepreneur in Brandon, Florida. Because Wetzel's Pretzel was registered with the SBA's registry of franchises, this Florida small business loan was issued on an expedited basis.

SBA Loan Borrower

WESTZEL'S PRETZELS
BRANDON, FL 33511

SBA Loan Lender

BANCO POPULAR NORTH AMERICA
7 W 51ST ST, BETWEEN 5TH & 6T
NEW YORK CITY, NY 10019

This lender processed this loan under the SBA Express program, which offers a streamlined review process in which bankers can process SBA loan applications on an expedited basis.

SBA Loan Program Type

This loan was issued under the SBA Fast Track program, which later was renamed the SBA Express loan program.

NAICS Code

722213 - Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars

Loan Approval Date

3/23/2007

Loan Approval Gross Amount

$25,000

Loan Approval from the SBA

Of the total $25,000 loan amount, the SBA guaranteed $12,500.

More Information on This SBA Loan

The borrower borrowed this money for a new business. This loan was used to buy a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise. At the time of the loan, the company had only one employee. The loan application indicated that the loan would help generate 1 new job and retain 2 existing jobs.

Next Steps for Getting an SBA Loan

SBA loan applications are made through a bank. The SBA guarantees a loan to the bank, so in case the borrower defaults, the bank is guaranteed a portion of the loan by the SBA.

Unless you are not in a hurry to get an SBA loan, it's best to work with a bank like Banco Popular North America that has already issued SBA-guaranteed loans. To get an SBA loan fast, work with a bank that participates in the SBA's Preferred Lenders Program (PLP).

About This SBA Loan Information:

All SBA loan data displayed above comes from the government's publicly available SBA loan database. Information on this page is provided by the Gaebler.com news organization to inform business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and others about SBA loan activity. LoanCensus.com does not assist businesses with obtaining SBA loans and was not involved in any way with this transaction. For additional information, see our Loan Information FAQ.

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