Burger King selects Megapath

megapath.gifMegaPath today announced Burger King Corporation selected MegaPath’s broadband managed services to power its Connect Your W@y Initiative. Burger King Corporation is deploying MegaPath’s Secure Network Services to cost effectively support data communications between its restaurants and centralized corporate resources.

Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees. As an integral part of Burger King Corporation’s Connect Your W@y Initiative, MegaPath will design and manage an end-to-end solution that incorporates high-speed DSL and secure managed services. The initial deployment will connect more than 500 BURGER KING® franchisees in the United States at the volume-based pricing generated by the combined corporate buying power.

“MegaPath’s secure access and managed network solutions will provide BURGER KING® franchisees with greater flexibility in their business operations while reducing overhead costs,” said Julian Gomez, director of operations and strategic planning at Burger King Corporation.

As a result of the deployment, BURGER KING® franchise owners will benefit from cashless transaction, point-of-sale polling, online ordering and reporting capabilities. In addition to DSL Internet access, franchisees will have access to IP video security cameras, VoIP, as well as audio and video conferencing capabilities.

MegaPath enables organizations such as Burger King Corporation to implement a single, centrally managed solution to communicate with all of its franchisees,” said James Cragg, President and Chief Operating Officer at MegaPath. “With the deployment of MegaPath’s managed IP data and security services, Burger King Corporation is in the position to focus on its core line of business without having to worry about the performance, management or reliability of its network.

About Burger King Corporation

The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,100 restaurants in all 50 states and in more than 65 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Corporation, please visit the company’s Web site at http://www.burgerking.com.

About MegaPath

MegaPath is the leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America.  MegaPath leverages its wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks, Voice over IP (VoIP) and security technologies to enable businesses to lower costs, increase security and enhance productivity.  Businesses of all sizes can easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners.

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