Franchise Finance

Franchise Finance Overview

As an approved lender, FirstMerit will provide solutions for long-term growth and everyday operating needs. Our Franchise Finance team is dedicated to helping McDonald's® owner/operators meet their individual franchise goals.

Benefits of working with FirstMerit

  • We are an approved Regional Lender to the McDonald’s System
  • We provide you with access to our team of specialists and a dedicated in market relationship manager, which allows us to:
    • Get to know you and your business to further understand your individual needs
    • Deliver solutions in-person and promptly respond to any changes that could affect your business
  • Our experience and understanding of the unique aspects of your business allows us to provide custom solutions for all of your needs 
  • Opportunity to participate in educational forums
  • Design programs to support family organizations, answer questions and aid in succession

Let's Talk

  • Email Merrilee
  • Call: 847-223-9084
  • Contact Name: Merrilee Rojas, Franchise Finance Team Leader

  • Email Kara
  • Call: 312-263-0509
  • Contact Name: Kara Symeonides, Chicago, Midwest & Hartland Regions

  • Email Damian
  • Call: 614-915-5449
  • Contact Name: Damian Sciulli, Ohio, Pittsburgh and Great Southern Regions

  • Email Steven
  • Call: 248-293-3007
  • Contact Name: Steven Lick, Michigan and Indianapolis Regions



Subject to credit approval.

McDonald's, the Golden Arches Logo and the McDonald's Building Designs are trademarks of McDonald's Corporation and its affiliates, used with permission. McDonald's does not endorse or control this program, but permits FirstMerit Franchise Finance to make this offer available. McDonald's is not responsible or liable for any products or services offered by FirstMerit Franchise Finance.