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Chicago Area Community Bank Uses SBA Program to Help Expand Local Family Business

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

A family-owned business with a passion for bringing fresh and flavorful Mexican food to their community, Cilantro Taco Grill started small, opening its first location in 2013, with the hopes to someday grow. Now, nearly eight years later, they are in the process of opening their 10th and 11th locations and have their own line of salsa, tortillas, tortilla chips, and more.

With the business rapidly growing, Cilantro Taco Grill reached out to Centrust Bank to obtain SBA Financing to expand their business. As one of the premier lenders in Illinois, Centrust Bank was more than qualified to help Cilantro Taco Grill get financial assistance to develop its business.

Centrust Bank is dedicated to helping small businesses within their community grow and are excited to work with Cilantro Taco Grill to expand their franchise. SBA Business Development Officer Juan Montejano, says the experience working with Cilantro Taco Grill has been great and that they have “… developed a relationship with the family not just as borrowers, but as preferred lenders for upcoming locations.” Forming strong relationships with their clients is something Centrust takes pride in and longs to create a more personalized banking experience.

About Centrust SBA Programs

Centrust Bank is focused on helping small to mid-sized businesses grow profitably and safely by ensuring that each client receives the specific financial help they need to be successful. Centrust Bank understands entrepreneurship because, like many of their clients, they are also entrepreneurs. Their experienced commercial banking professionals are dedicated to helping businesses, big and small, grow to their maximum potential.

“Centrust Bank has become a premier SBA lender and one of the largest SBA lenders and specialists in Illinois,” said Centrust Bank CEO Jim McMahon.

About Centrust Bank

Founded in 2006, Centrust Bank has grown to become a leading Chicago area community bank focused on lending to small to mid-sized businesses throughout the Chicagoland area. To learn more or to contact Centrust Bank, visit their website:

Centrust Bank is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.

About Cilantro Taco Grill

Cilantro Taco Grill was started in September 2013 by brothers Cuahutemoc and Fernando Morfin. Inspired by their roots in Jalisco, Mexico, Cilantro Taco Grill strives to deliver authentic Mexican cuisine in a fast, casual setting. They also have their own line of salsas, tortillas, sour cream, and more! For more mouthwatering information, visit their website:


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