Tim Hortons’ Franchisees Are Pissed at New Burger King Overlords

June 20, 2017

The Canadian chain has filed a $500M class-action lawsuit

The merger between Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest homegrown chain restaurant, and its new parent company, U.S.-based Restaurant Brands International (RBI) is off to a rocky start: This week, a group of Tim Hortons franchisees filed a class-action lawsuit against RBI, which also owns Burger King and Popeyes, alleging breach of contract.

According to the Financial Post, the lawsuit claims RBI has been collecting money from Tim Hortons’ franchisees that is meant to go into an advertising fund, but instead of using it for marketing Tim Hortons, the company used it to