Tim Hortons says it has reached agreement with franchisee whose restaurants it seized
The parent company of Tim Hortons says it has reached an agreement
with the head of an unsanctioned franchisee group who had his four
restaurants seized after he allegedly leaked sensitive corporate news to
"Both parties have agreed that Mr. (David) Hughes has left the Tim
Hortons business and an agreement was reached that is satisfactory to
both parties," said Restaurant Brands International Inc. spokeswoman
She declined to provide financial details, citing a confidentiality agreement.
Hughes couldn't be immediately reached for comment.
The agreement means Hughes won't seek a court injunction to get back the restaurants back.
As president of the Great White North Franchisee Association, Hughes
was a thorn in Restaurant Brand International's side since its inception
more than a year ago.
However, he had denied the company's allegation that he acted as an
anonymous source and claimed the company was attempting to intimidate