Hungry consumers will soon have free wifi served up alongside their Big Mac and fries as McDonald’s revises its communications menu.

On Monday, Maccy D’s said that a strategic reorganisation of the restaurant chain’s telecoms services meant that customers will be able to connect to the internet free of charge in almost 1,200 UK locations.

Based on a new “converged network,” the food outlet claims it will be able to offer secure, private corporate access as well as free wifi for customers, “with the potential to deliver a wide range of additional services in the future”.

The network was conceived and developed between telecoms management specialists AKJ and McDonald’s. Following a formal review, wifi network The Cloud was selected to support the roll out and ongoing management of the free wireless network access.

The service will be made available in almost every McDonald’s restaurant in the UK, the company said.