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2 Tim Hortons in Quebec kill paid coffee breaks | Canada | News | Toronto Sun

I'm 100% certain that the Quebec labour code will not allow that. It is a non-story. The Sun .... all of the news that's print to fit.
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Tim Hortons franchisee group sues parent company Restaurant Brands International
Aleksandra Sagan, THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 03:43 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 10:36 PM EDT
VANCOUVER — The legal battle between a group of Tim Hortons franchisees and their parent company escalated Friday as the corporate-unsanctioned association filed a lawsuit alleging that Restaurant Brands International, its subsidiary and several executives continually subvert their right to associate.
The defendants have engaged in conduct that “seeks to interfere with, restrict, penalize, or threaten franchisees from exercising their rights to associate,” according to a lawsuit filed in an Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of two franchisees who belong to the Great White North Franchisee Association. None of the claims have been proven in court.
Tim Hortons called the lawsuit “unfounded,” in a statement by its media relations team.
“We have always been clear that we will not interfere with our franchisees’ right to associate and that remains true today,” it read, adding the lawsuit is the latest tactic of the group’s “disregard for the brand and our restaurant owners.”
The GWNFA, which incorporated in March to raise franchisee concerns over the management of the brand, alleges the defendants systematically stymied their group.
The claim alleges this pattern includes the defendants denying future store opportunities to franchisees because they are “not aligned” with Tim Hortons’s interest and setting aside a $2 billion fund to buy out franchisees who have joined the GWNFA or may do so in the future.
“It is happening. We know it’s happening,” said GWNFA president David Hughes, one of the lead plaintiffs.
He hopes the lawsuit, which is seeking about $850 million in damages from RBI and its subsidiary, will force the parent company to reconsider legal action it commenced late last month.
RBI subsidiary the TDL Group Corp. served default notices to all of the GWNFA’s board members, including Hughes, on Sept. 18. The company accused them of providing confidential information to Tim Hortons former CEO Don Schroeder, who then allegedly gave it to a Canadian newspaper.
Schroeder and the GWNFA deny these claims, and the association included the legal action in its statement of claim as proof of the company’s efforts to hamper its operations.
This is the group’s second lawsuit against the company.
In June, a $500-million lawsuit filed on behalf of franchisee and GWNFA member Mark Kuziora alleged RBI improperly used money from a national advertising fund. The allegations have not been proven in court and RBI said at the time that it vehemently disagrees with and denies all the allegations.
The lawsuit is currently in the preliminary stages, said Hughes, and the GWNFA hopes it will move before a judge in early 2018.
While the two sides are now mostly communicating through lawyers, Hughes said the association is willing to sit down with executives and work out a fair deal for franchisees.
Until that deal is achieved, it doesn’t appear Hughes will back down.
“I’m the guy that started. I’m the guy that’s going to stand. If I’m the last man standing, so be it.”
Tim Hortons franchisee group sues parent company Restaurant Brands International
Tim Hortons unveils Buffalo sauce latte
Aleksandra Sagan, THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 12:50 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 06:15 PM EDT
VANCOUVER — It may be pumpkin spice season, but in the latest move by restaurants to create social media buzzworthy concoctions, Tim Hortons is experimenting with a far more bizarre new latte flavour: Buffalo sauce.
The latte — available at only two Buffalo, N.Y., locations for a limited time — is made with a “bold Buffalo sauce flavour,” and finished off with “a dusting of zesty Buffalo seasoning” and a whipped topping. Blue cheese not included.
The idea to incorporate Buffalo sauce into its menu stemmed from noticing both the coffee-and-doughnut chain and the sauce were created in 1964, Tims said in a press release.
“I think that is part of the broader strategy to create products and items that will garner some of that social media excitement,” said Robert Carter, executive director of foodservice at NPD Group, a market research firm.
“(But) I don’t know if it’s, you know, to the point where they’re going, ’Let’s just think of the most crazy outlandish thing.”’
In an environment where consumers’ wage growth is falling behind the pace of economic expansion, restaurant industry growth is fairly flat, said Carter.
That means chains are forced to differentiate themselves and steal customers from other companies in order to boost their traffic, he said. One way to do that is create buzzworthy food and beverage items that consumers, especially the important millennial demographic, will share on their social media profiles, Carter added.
In this vein, Tim Hortons has launched a series of zany products recently. Last Canada Day, some U.S. restaurants served Canada-inspired treats, including a poutine doughnut featuring cheese curds and gravy.
“We always enjoy having some fun with our guests by sharing innovative and unique products,” a Tim Hortons spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
They’re not alone in the practice. Coffee chain competitor Starbucks launched its Unicorn Frapuccino in April, capitalizing on millennials’ collective obsession with the single-horned creature. The fast-food industry has also seen chicken taco shells and burger buns, hot-dog stuffed pizza crusts and black- and red-bunned Whopper burgers, just to name a few.
As industry growth is expected to remain stagnant over the next few years, Carter anticipates major brands will continue the trend of serving up Instagram-worthy dishes.
Brands can no longer rely on traditional advertising, said Yann Cornil, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.
With people watching less television, he said, brands must generate traction via word-of-mouth and social media.
Part of what’s helping attract people to this particular latte, Yann said, is it’s a global brand honing in on a distinct local flavour. Communities respond well to chains creating products based on their local identities, he said.
The strange combination of chicken-wing sauce and coffee also draws in sensation seekers, he said. These individuals may not even enjoy the taste, but enjoy the thrill of novel experiences. Typically, they’re younger people, Yann said, so part of Tim Hortons’s strategy may be to draw in a younger demographic.

Tim Hortons unveils Buffalo sauce latte | Eat | Life | Toronto Sun
Two Timmy's in Gopherland but only way up state in Bemidji and International Falls.

None in the Twinkie Cities.

Mebbe some day ...
Peel cops arrest woman accused of assaulting Tim Hortons staff in viral video
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July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018 6:17 PM EDT
Screengrab of a woman allegedly assaulting a Tim Horton's employee on July 15.Binder Singh/Facebook
A 21-year-old woman caught on video appearing to grab onto the hair of a Brampton Tim Horton’s employee while another staff member tries to free her has been arrested.
Peel Regional Police say a woman climbed through the drive-thru window and entered the coffee shop near McVean Dr. and Castlemore Rd. after staff had closed the dining area for the night, but were still serving customers who pulled up in vehicles.
“She began to attack the attendant on the other side and she’s grabbing her hair,” said Const. Danny Marttini. “By the time we got there, the female was gone.”
The video was posted to Facebook on Monday evening, but the incident took place at 3:17 a.m. that morning. The footage shows a male worker trying to de-escalate the situation by talking to the suspect, while trying to free his co-worker’s hair. When he does, the suspect is then seen punching the female worker. Eventually, the worker is freed and seen visibly upset on camera.
No word whether the customer was intoxicated. While police could not confirm this, media reports suggest the suspect was denied using the washroom.
“Nobody comes to work expecting to be treated this way. The aggressive behaviour of this individual is completely unacceptable by any standards. The restaurant owner of this location is providing support and assistance to the team members impacted by this incident and is also cooperating with the investigation by local authorities,” Tim Hortons said in a statement.
The 25-year-old female worker and 20-year-old male co-worker, both from Brampton, suffered minor injuries.
Leliqua Clarke of Brampton is charged with two counts of assault and one count of break-and-enter with intent.
She was held for a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Sterilize her.
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Two Timmy's in Gopherland but only way up state in Bemidji and International Falls.

None in the Twinkie Cities.

Mebbe some day ...

You're not missing much.....The coffee is only slightly better than Starbucks.....
Timmie's opened up earlier this year in down town St Paul. Passed by it a week ago and may stop in some day. Am in no hurry to do so since I drink Gevalia at home and it is quite good.
Man sets girlfriend, himself on fire at N.Y. Tim Hortons: Cops
Associated Press
December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018 5:58 PM EST
Jessica Cameron. (GoFundMe photo)
TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A man set his girlfriend on fire outside a coffee shop in an apparent domestic dispute over child custody and accidentally burned himself in the process, authorities said.
Police in the city of Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, said the man contacted the 25-year-old woman, who works at a Tim Hortons’ shop, and told her to come outside Monday afternoon. He then doused her in flammable liquid and set her on fire.
The 28-year-old boyfriend “was lying in wait” by a trash bin, Police Capt. Fredric Foels told local media. He said police had recently been called to the couple’s house for a custody dispute.
As the man sprayed the woman with the flammable liquid and ignited it, police said he also set himself on fire by accident. Both were taken to a hospital with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
Police Tuesday did not identify either person, but relatives of the woman identified her as Jessica Cameron, a mother of three. A GoFundMe page said she was hospitalized in critical condition and will undergo a series of surgeries.
Donations for Cameron’s three young sons were being accepted at the City of Tonawanda Fire Department.
Police say they expect to charge the man with attempted murder.

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A fire in Tonawanda? Now THERE'S a first!
Burns are like bear attacks, after a certain point there is no real recovery. Drawn and quartered as the fitting punishment would create employment for 4 people and 4 horses, that part has to be good news.
'UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY': Tot dies after fall into Tim Hortons grease trap
Brad Hunter
July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019 12:24 PM EDT
The sign over a Tim Hortons in Magog, Quebec. ROBERT MACPHERSON / AFP/Getty Images
A toddler was killed after falling into a grease trap outside a Rochester Tim Hortons outlet in a ‘horrible’ accident.
The three-year-old Rochester boy fell through a plastic lid into the trap embedded in the ground, similar to a manhole, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Police were called on Monday around 11 a.m. with a report of a child missing from his mother’s care. Minutes later, horrified witnesses removed the child from the trap and began performing CPR.
The boy was taken to a Rochester hospital but did not survive.
“This is a horrible, unimaginable unspeakable tragedy,” Rochester Police Det. Francis Camp said. “Rest assured that before the Rochester Police Department leaves the scene, this thing (the grease trap) will be secured.”
It isn’t the first time a tragedy of this nature has occurred. In 2017, a three-year-old girl died after falling into a restaurant’s grease trap in Alabama.
A Tim Hortons spokesman said the chain is cooperating with investigators.
“What occurred today was a tragedy and on behalf of the Tim Hortons family, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young boy who passed away,” the company said in a statement to the Democrat and Chronicle.
They will be saying sorry with the dough shortly I bet.
One just as bad was the end-gate on a truck with hot asphalt opened and buried a 15yr old kid. The recovery would have lasted hours. The boy happened to be the Superintendents son and you have to be 16 to work with asphalt as the temp makes it a dangerous good.

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