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February 4, 2023  
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How to Get a Loan for Full-Service Restaurants

Looking for commercial loans for full-service restaurants? The SBA may be the answer. This $225,000 full-service restaurants loan was issued by a Massachusetts bank.

This small business knew how to go about getting a business bank loan. Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, they applied for and were awarded an SBA-guaranteed loan in 2004. The lending bank was First Trade Union Bank, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

SBA Loan Borrower

LOWELL, MA 01851

SBA Loan Lender

BOSTON, MA 02210

This lender issued this SBA business loan under the SBA 7A lending program , in which the SBA provides guaranteed loans to small business owners. This lending program began in 1953. In the early days of the SBA, these loans were issued directly by the SBA. Today, SBA loans are issued primarily through approved banks and lenders.

SBA Loan Program Type

This loan was issued as a general business loan.


722110 - Full-Service Restaurants

Loan Approval Date


Loan Approval Gross Amount


Loan Approval from the SBA

Of the total $225,000 loan amount, the SBA guaranteed $168,750.

More Information on This SBA Loan

The borrower borrowed this money for a new business. According to the loan information, this was not a franchise loan. At the time of the loan, the company had 2 employees. The SBA loan application for the borrower did not indicate that the business promised to use the funding to add employees or retain any existing employees.

Great, But How Can I Get an SBA Loan for My Business?

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.

If you need emergency business money, the SBA has special programs for you. We've put a spotlight on this loan from First Trade Union Bank so you can get a feel for how SBA loans work. Applying for an SBA loan starts with a visit to a banker that works with the SBA.

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 news organization to inform business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and others about SBA loan activity. 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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