Tim Hortons Is Unexpectedly Shutting Down Several Locations, Here's Where - Narcity

Tim Hortons Is Unexpectedly Shutting Down Several Locations, Here's Where

Tim Horton's parent company has announced the sudden closure of 4 locations.

Tim Hortons has announced more sudden location closures, following their recent slip from Canada's 2018 list of most valuable brands. The once-beloved coffee chain is struggling to keep the loyalty of its Canadian customers. To make matters worse, their expansion into the U.S. seems to be failing miserably.

Tim Horton's parent company Restaurant Brands International - which also owns Popeye's and Burger King - are shutting down four of their U.S. locations in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the Financial Post, RBI refused to provide a reason for the closures.

Via Ken Wolter

RBI is facing several lawsuits from Tim Hortons franchise owners in Canada and the U.S., who claim that RBI has been overcharging them on basic necessities and supplies.  Canadian franchisees in particular have filed an $850 million lawsuit against the company, accusing them of "bullying," "intimidation," and "unfair treatment." 

The franchisees have banded together and even created their own anti-RBI group called "The Great White North Franchisee Association."

On the consumer side, Canadians have been voicing their dissatisfaction with Timmies and its plummeting quality:

RBI has shut down several other Tim Hortons locations in the U.S. over the years. The Post reports that they recently closed a Timmies in Indiana only four months after it was opened.

Regarding the closures, RBI's spokesperson had this to say -  "Every market we enter poses unique opportunities and challenges, the U.S. market is no different. We have learned a great deal about what works well and areas where we can improve by working closely with our area development partners."

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Sorry, Timmies - we may be the nicest country in the world, but once you've broken our trust, it'll take quite a bit of work to earn it back. 

 

Source: Financial Post

 

 

 

 

 

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