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Exteriors of theTim Hortons coffee shop at the corner of Scott St. and Wellington St East, is photographed on Mar 3 2017. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Exteriors of theTim Hortons coffee shop at the corner of Scott St. and Wellington St East, is photographed on Mar 3 2017. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Tim Hortons franchisee files suit against parent company over use of funds Add to ...

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A Tim Hortons franchisee has filed a $500-million suit seeking class-action status on behalf of all the chain’s Canadian restaurant owners against the parent company and its top executives, claiming they misused money from the franchisees’ ad fund.

The legal claim says parent Restaurant Brands International Inc., which acquired Tim Hortons in late 2014 for $12.5-billion, has used “various strategies to extract more money out of the Tim Hortons franchise system at the expense of franchisees.”

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