Most coffee shops and fast food restaurants now offer its customers free Wi-Fi access. Tim Hortons will install high speed Wi-Fi and expects close to 90 percent of its restaurants in Canada will have it.
If you have ever stepped foot into a Tim Hortons establishment, you may have wondered why it doesn’t have Wi-Fi service like its competitors, Starbucks and McDonald’s. The company announced in a news release Thursday that it will soon become available between now and September.
Some locations already have Wi-Fi available, such as the busy establishment at the urban centre of Bay and Bloor Streets. Just in time for the new school year, Tim Hortons will have Wi-Fi at 90 percent of its franchises in Canada.
Tim Hortons patrons will be able to log-in from a variety of portable devices, including tablets, smartphones, laptops and others. The Canadian coffee giant partnered with Bell during a tough six-month testing process with different Internet providers.
“It's all about convenience and making life easier for our guests," said Roland Walton, Chief Operations Officer of Tim Hortons, in the media release. "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."
This latest addition to the arsenal of the company is being promoted on Twitter and Facebook.
Tim Hortons maintains more than 4,000 restaurants, including 3,315 in Canada, six in the Gulf Cooperation Council and 721 in the United States.