If the legal obligation of fair trade is a codification of the customary duty of good faith, can the scope and content of that obligation be mitigated by the terms of a franchise agreement? To some extent, the answer is yes. The court confirmed that the duty of good faith and fair trade did not exceed the explicit language of the franchise agreement and decided that the agreement allowed Tim Hortons to implement these changes, set prices for deliveries that franchisees were required to purchase, and set maximum selling prices for all menu items.7 Implement the agreement between the parties and require them not to rewrite their commitments in good faith and in an economically reasonable manner.8 In an email statement, Tim Hortons did not address the specific issue of the association`s request to drop the complaint. Contract term and renewal: as a general rule, all stores have an initial term that begins when the franchise agreement is signed by the franchisees and the franchisee and expires 20 years, less than one day after the opening of the franchised restaurant, with the exception of non-standard stores/kiosks whose durations may vary depending on the circumstances, but are usually less than a day of 5 to 10 years, based on the location of the non-standard shop/kiosk. Menu offer, presence of a passage, non-exclusive seating and other factors. It is not possible to extend or extend the duration. But in this case, it would appear that Tim Hortons took advantage of its franchise agreement with a prominent member of an independent association to push the group to stop a lawsuit – a move that shocked the group`s lawyers, especially given the glaring question in a written letter.