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Would You Like Free Wi-Fi With That?

McDonald’s® Canada serves unlimited wireless Internet to customers at most locations nationwide


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TORONTO, ON (May 18, 2011) - Today, more than 1,000 McDonald’s Restaurants across Canada will flick the switch on free and unlimited Wi-Fi, as part of the company’s commitment to placing the customer experience at the core of its business. Whether using a smartphone, laptop or tablet, customers can catch up on emails, browse the Web and stay connected while enjoying their favourite McDonald’s food and beverages.

“Providing value and convenience is what we’re all about and we’re thrilled to add free Wi-Fi as we look to continually enhance our customers’ restaurant experience,” said Joel Yashinsky, Vice-President of Marketing for McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited. “With the summer season and busy traveling months around the corner, free Internet connectivity, along with quality food and great value, will help make our restaurants convenient and family-friendly destinations for people on-the-go.”

By month’s end, more than 90 per cent of the company’s 1,400 plus locations nationally will be enabled with the new service, making McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada one of the country’s largest providers of free Wi-Fi.
McDonald’s Canada is pleased to offer free Wi-Fi together with Bell and to rely on their expertise as Canada’s largest retail hotspot provider.

“Expanding Bell’s already-leading Wi-Fi network into more than 1,000 McDonald’s restaurants demonstrates our ability to successfully meet the large-scale requirements of our enterprise customers,” said Almis Ledas, Vice President of Corporate Development at Bell Mobility. “This partnership between Bell and McDonalds means Canada’s best network just got better.”

No purchase is required to use the service. For added convenience, the new and unlimited Wi-Fi service features a one-click entry point that doesn’t require a username or password.

For more information about free unlimited Wi-Fi @ McDonald’s, click on http://www.mcdonalds.ca/en/aboutus/wifi.aspx. To find the restaurant nearest you with free Wi-Fi, visit the McDonald’s Canada Restaurant Locator at

http://www.mcdonalds.ca/en/aboutus/restaurantLocator.aspx.

About McDonald’s Canada
McDonald’s is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and operate more than 1,430 restaurants and employ more than 77,000 Canadians coast to coast. Approximately 80 per cent of McDonald’s Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by local businessmen and women. For more information about McDonald’s Canada, visit the company’s website at www.mcdonalds.ca.

Media Relations Team at McDonald’s Canada
1-877-786-3342

@McD_Canada


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