Tim Hortons has begun rolling out high-speed Wi-Fi and expects more than 90 per cent of its restaurants in Canada will have wireless access by September 2012.
“It’s all about convenience and making life easier for our guests,” said Roland Walton, Chief Operations Officer, Tim Hortons. “Free wireless Internet at Tim Hortons will help people stay connected on the road in more locations than anyone in Canada and is yet another great reason to visit one of our restaurants to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.”
Guests will easily find and log on to a restaurant’s wireless network from a variety of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including portable computers, iPads and other tablets and smartphones.
Tim Hortons has partnered with Bell, operator of Canada’s largest Wi-Fi network, after a rigorous six-month testing process with multiple service providers.
On a personal note I have already seen some restaurants in Vancouver offering the free wi-fi (to compete with other famous coffee chain in the area). I am surprised more independent stores do not offer free WI-FI. It is a cost of doing business in my opinion.
Is free wi-fi a factor in making you eat at Tim Hortons vs another restaurant?