Tim Hortons franchisees have lost their challenge to Tim Hortons’ “Always Fresh” model that allegedly reduced the profitability of donuts, TimBits, and other food items. In Fairview Donut Inc. v. The TDL Group Corp., the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lengthy lower court decision that on the one hand certified a class action against Tim Hortons, but on the other hand granted summary judgment in its favour and dismissed the action. At issue was the requirement for Tim Hortons franchisees to purchase par-baked donuts and lunch menu items directly from Tim Hortons rather than making those items in store ... [more] Full article
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