Supermac’s signs Agreement with free-hotspot.com to provide FREE Wi-Fi to Customers
Irish restaurant chain to offer free wireless Internet access to customers
Dublin and Galway, Ireland, 15 March 2010 – Supermac’s, Ireland’s largest indigenous fast food group, announced today that it has teamed up with Dublin-based Anacapa Holdings, Ltd. to provide Anacapa’s “free-hotspot.com” brand of free wireless Internet access for its customers in the company’s restaurants across Ireland.
Pat McDonough, Managing Director of Supermac’s, hailed the decision as part of the company’s forward-looking marketing strategy. “We are actively leveraging new media and new technologies to improve the Supermac’s experience for our customers,” he explained. “We see free Wi-Fi as an important part of this initiative.”
Visitors to Supermac’s locations will now be able to access the Internet at no cost when they are in a restaurant. The free-hotspot.com system is especially easy to use for those with iPhones, iPod, Blackberrys and other mobile devices, as users can log on to the Internet with a single click and without having to enter email address, phone number, passwords or other personal information.
Joe Brunoli. Managing Director of free-hotspot.com, explained the unique aspects of the Wi-Fi system that Supermac’s has adopted. “Our service not only provides free Internet access for customers,” he said, “it also offers Supermac’s a way to communicate and market to their customers using the Wi-Fi system.”
The Wi-Fi equipment in the Supermac’s locations is installed and maintained by Computer Troubleshooters of Galway.
Supermac’s “HotSpots” are currently operating in 20 of the company restaurants in Ireland, with more locations planned to go online in the course of 2010. To find the Supermac’s HotSpot nearest you, visit www.supermacs.ie.
Supermac’s is Ireland’s largest and fastest-growing indigenous fast food group. The first Supermac’s opened its doors as far back as 1978 in Main Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Since then, Supermac’s has gone from strength to strength with a turnover well in excess of€82m and well over 2500 employees. The chain has over 90 stores throughout Ireland & Northern Ireland.
free-hotspot.com operates the world’s largest and fastest growing free wireless network. The company currently operates more than 4000 free HotSpots in 21 countries throughout Europe. Its HotSpots are located in cafés, hotels, pubs, restaurants, retail centres, transit centres and other public venues. The unique featuire of the free-hotspot.com solution is the WMS™ Wi-Fi Messaging Service, a Wi-Fi based communications platform that allows direct marketing and communication to the customers using the Wi-Fi system. For this innovation, free-hotspot.com received the prestigious WBI (Wireless Broadband Innovation) Award for Best Public Wi-Fi Product 2006.
To learn more about the free HotSpot programme or to find the free HotSpot nearest you, please visit: www.free-hotspot.com.
About Computer Troubleshooters:
Computer Troubleshooters is the World's and Ireland’s largest franchised Computer Service Network, providing onsite computer services to businesses and residential/home office users in 26 countries. They have 8 locations across Ireland (Dublin 15, East Cork, Cork South, Galway East, Galway West, Donegal North, Laois-Offaly and Louth) as part of a global team of nearly 500 franchise centres. With their national office network they support customer accounts across Ireland and Northern Ireland.