Quick signs Agreement with free-hotspot.com to provide Free Wi-Fi to Customers
Restaurants in the Belgium to offer customers free, fast and easy wireless Internet access
Dublin, Ireland and Brussels, Belgium – 01 June, 2009 – Anacapa Holdings, Ltd. announced today that it has signed a master agreement with S.A. Quick Restaurants of Belgium, under which Anacapa will install its “free-hotspot.com” Wi-Fi solution in all Quick locations in Belgium. The agreement follows a similar contract signed earlier this year with Quick Luxembourg, and a master agreement with Quick France, signed in 2008.
Visitors to Quick 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 Quick has adopted. “Our service not only provides free Internet access for customers,” he said, “it also offers Quick a way to communicate and market to their customers using the Wi-Fi system.” The importance of consistency in the market also played a role in the deal: “we are pleased that we will now have our system in all three Quick estates – France Luxembourg, and now Belgium. This will ensure that Quick customers will enjoy not only the same quality food when they go into a Quick restaurant – they will also enjoy the same great Wi-Fi service,” he added.
The free-hotspot.com Wi-Fi service will be deployed over the coming year in all Quick company restaurants as well as participating franchisee locations.
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 feature 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.
Quick is the only indigenous European hamburger chain that operates internationally. The first Quick restaurants opened their doors in 1971 in Belgium, and since then the company has expanded to include over 450 restaurants in France and the Benelux. Approximately 72% of all Quick locations are owned and operated by franchisees. The company has recently expanded into new markets, with Quick restaurants opening in Russia, Spain, Algeria and New Caledonia.
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