OAKVILLE, Ont. — Tim Hortons closed its U.S. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio this week, according to a Canadian Press story. The company did not specify how many jobs were affected.
But that doesn’t mean its U.S. expansion plans are slowing, a company spokesperson said. Its parent company, Restaurant Brands International, will continue Tims’ U.S. expansion efforts from its office in Oakville, Ont. “The U.S. remains a top priority growth market for Tim Hortons, and we have made the strategic decision to drive that growth from our newly built Tim Hortons Global Restaurant Support Centre located here in Oakville,” spokesman Patrick McGrade was quoted as saying in a CTV News story. “This move will see new positions located in Canada focused on supporting the U.S. business.”
This news follows cuts at its Oakville office in January, when Restaurant Brands International axed more than 350 positions at its headquarters and regional offices, shortly after the 3G Capital takeover earlier this year. [ctvnews.ca]