The Financial Post – Tim Hortons owner faces more franchisee ire — this time in form of a $50M lawsuit in the U.S.

Canadian national newspaper, The Financial Post, reports Restaurant Brands has come under scrutiny for butting heads with its Tim Hortons franchisees.  Franchisee Eric Sigurdson says that he was forced to close two of his six Tim Hortons locations over the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend due to his ongoing legal battle with Restaurant Brands International Inc., operating in the U.S. as Tim Hortons USA, Inc.

A St. Louis-area Tim Hortons franchisee has closed two of his restaurants and blames the coffee chain’s new parent company for allegedly reneging on his original development deal and pushing him to open more than five times the number of restaurants than agreed to in the original deal.

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