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Tim Hortons faces U.S. franchisee lawsuit alleging 'fraudulent' business scheme; Tim Hortons faces U.S. franchisee lawsuit

Feb 28, 2020 - The Canadian Press
Mergers and Acquisitions

TORONTO - Franchisee unrest has hit Tim Hortons again, this time from its U.S. members, who are accusing the company of engaging in an "illegal and fraudulent business scheme."

A lawsuit from the Great White North Franchisee Association USA Inc, a group claiming to represent most American Tim Hortons franchisees, alleges the company, its parent, its affiliates and former president Elias Diaz Sese have used provisions in agreements to charge Tim Hortons franchisees as much as 50 per cent ab...