McDonald’s to offer free wi-fi in 1,200 UK outlets


McDonald’s, a renowned chain of restaurants worldwide has announced its plan to provide free wireless Internet to visiting customers in UK. The fast food chain will make free wi-fi available in 1,200 UK outlets by the end of this year.

Its restaurant customers will be able to go online via their laptops, compatible mobile phones and games consoles.The move goes one step further than some existing services, which provide wi-fi hotspots in public places but still charge users a fee.

McDonald’s Restaurants chief executive Steve Easterbrook told “The launch of free wi-fi in our restaurants in the UK is an exciting move.

“We believe (it) will further enhance our customers’ experience when they visit us,” he added.

The service will be provided by network provider The Cloud. It follows the increasing availability of wireless internet access in the UK.

Further it said that once the service is launched, they would be powering approximately 10 percent of the total Wi-Fi hotspots in Britain.