Mobile and broadband provider O2 has signed a multi-year deal to provide free WiFi to customers at 1,200 McDonald’s restaurants.
The service will be free to both O2 and non-O2 customers, with O2 promising “all hotspots will be premium public hotspots, as opposed to using residential connections with limited bandwidth.”
The deal replaces the fast food giant’s contract with The Cloud.
O2 has similar agreements with pub operator Mitchells and Butlers; high street department store group, House of Fraser; restaurant chain, Tragus, Westminster Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.
Announcing the deal, Mark Fabes, IT Director, McDonald’s UK said: “Recent figures showed that a staggering 750,000 McDonald’s customers are logging on in our restaurants each month and we are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience.
“For the 3 million people we serve in our restaurants each day we believe that O2’s mobile expertise and enhanced quality of network connectivity will deliver a fast, safe and secure service for our customers to use when they visit us.”
Gavin Franks, MD of O2 Wifi said: “A year ago we set out our ambition to transform public wifi in the UK by offering a fast and reliable public wifi connection that is genuinely free for all, no matter which mobile or broadband provider they are with.
“This announcement builds on the significant partnerships already secured by O2 Wifi in the past 12 months, enabling millions of people the length and breadth of the UK to access the internet for free whilst on the move.”