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Tim Hortons President Working to Improve Franchisee Relations

Tim Hortons truck
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Alex Macedo, president of Tim Hortons, has been traveling Canada over the last few days, meeting with franchisees in an attempt to improve the company's relationship with them. It appears that those contacts do not include talks with the Great White North Franchisee Association (GWNFA), an independent association representing Tim Hortons franchisees.

CEO Blames ‘Small Group of Dissident’ Tim Hortons Franchisees

Tim Hortons, Chocrane, Ontario, Canada
 photo by Jerry Huddleston

Earlier this week Restaurant Brand International Inc. (RBI) CEO Daniel Schwartz blamed a small group of dissident franchisees at Tim Hortons for negatively impacting the company image. RBI is the parent company of Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based Tim Hortons, as well as Burger King and Popeyes.

Franchise Systems Are Making Headlines for the Wrong Reasons, Franchisees Deserve Change

In recent months, Panera Bread has experienced a massive data breach, Domino’s Pizza has been embroiled in a visa fraud scandal, Waffle House's former CEO has gone on trial for alleged sexual extortion, and there have been reports of "mayhem" within the Subway franchise system.

Reasonable Franchise Growth or Unreasonable Encroachment?

New franchise openings are a lightning rod in the franchise world; while franchisor advocates see new location openings as a legitimate mode of franchise growth, franchisee advocates view such openings as unreasonable franchise encroachment.

What Is the Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights?

If you have been looking for information about your rights as a franchisee online, you may have come across something called the “Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights.” While this sounds promising, unfortunately, it does not actually grant you any rights as a franchisee.

Two Days before NFL Drops Papa John's, Peyton Manning Sells Stake in Restaurants

Would a normal franchise owner have been able to exit their franchises this timely and quickly?

Remember the Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights

It has been my honor to serve as Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations for the past six years.  I want to thank the Board of Directors for entrusting me with this responsibility, and for all their support, this is really a great group of leaders. Franchisees are fortunate to have such a group representing them. 

Changing of Guards at Coalition of Franchisee Associations

The board of directors of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) announced on Thursday new officers. The organization that represents over 41,000 franchisees from some of America's largest franchise brands has elected franchise owners John Motta to serve as its new chairman, Terry Hutchison as vice chairman, Connie Schimdt-Kirman as secretary, and Christy Williams as treasurer.

7-Eleven Franchisees React to Franchisor Silent Treatment, Skip Convention

7-ElevenAs Vice Chairman Rehan Hashmi of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) tells it, Irving, Texas-based franchisor 7-Eleven Inc. (SEI) cut off its regular channels of communication after franchisees in California filed a federal lawsuit against SEI last month.

Qdoba Owners Establish Franchisee Association

Qdoba franchise owners, on notice that parent company Jack in the Box may sell their chain, announced yesterday the formation of the Qdoba Franchisee Association (QFA) to protect their interests. The association has engaged well-known franchise attorney W. Michael Garner of Garner & Ginsburg PA, who has locations in Minneapolis, New York and Newark.