A group of franchisees (by no means all) are alleging that Tim Horton has misspent and misappropriated advertising fund contributions on activities that do not benefit the network of franchisees.Any judge presiding over this litigation is likely to pay particular deference not to whether the advertising activities were successful, but whether they were reasonable, whether they made good business sense.Interestingly, a few years ago, Tim Horton was successful in a class action claim by a group of franchisees who alleged that the franchisor then new lunch menu was implemented with a view toward lining the pockets of head office at the expense of franchisees who had to invest in new equipment and infrastructure. In deciding in Tim Horton favour, the court expressed that becoming a franchisee does not mean one is guaranteed financial success. What a franchisee is to be assured of is that a franchisor will bring its seasoned and reasonable business judgment to bear on decisions that affect the franchise system, and those decisions don always have to be right.As this high profile litigation unfolds over the coming months (and years) we should all expect to see a forensic analysis of Tim Horton advertising programs and a judgment as to whether those expenses were reasonable, fair and in the interests of promoting the brand..
Next time you’re twiddling your thumbs while waiting for one of those $10, automatic drive thru car washes to finish blasting your ride with suds, consider this: For only $2 more, you could’ve had your car degreased, depollinated, and scraped for miscellaneous bug residue by hand at the Liberty Gas Station on Coral Way. Cars flood the cramped parking lot on evenings and weekends trying to get under a red topped tent that simply reads, “Car Wash.” It’s nearly hidden behind the gas station’s small market, which is easy to find. It’s the one with the sign boasting fresh baked bread (large Cuban loaves for less than $1).
As of November 27, 2017: the Truth is Out, and this sick, heinous disinformation campaign needs to stop. My niece has Autism Spectrum Disorder, NO ONE in the family on both sides had EVER presented symptoms of the disorder before her. She had a full range of normal, healthy age appropriate social skills until she had a vaccine that changed her life forever at age two..
When the Communists won the Civil War and drove the Nationalists to Taiwan, it was a moment of severe panic in the United States. Communism had now captured China. The fear of Japan controlling China was that they would use China vast resources to become a major global superpower and now the West chief rival in the New World Order the Soviets had successfully captured influence over that superpower resource country..