comcastTaco Bell has selected Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions to provide managed services, including guest Wi-Fi, at more than 6,200 Taco Bell company and franchise locations across the U.S.

In the press release announcing the deal, Comcast pointed out that Taco Bell has launched several technology solutions over the last few years, including online ordering and payment, a mobile app for ordering and payment, digital menu boards and free Wi-Fi at participating locations. Taco Bell has retained Comcast Business to support the technology needed for these and to support the company’s business operations nationwide, including a high-performance, redundant, highly-available network infrastructure.

Specifically, Comcast Business is supplying:

  • A new in-store managed Wi-Fi network and Managed Router solution for each restaurant capable of 20 Mbps downloads and 3 Mbps uploads minimum.
  • 4G business continuity at each location.
  • Redundant connections at each location – and to the network and corporate data centers – that creates an always-on infrastructure.
  • A distributed IPsec VPN network, providing the ability to collect and exchange massive amounts of data at very high speeds across Taco Bell locations.

Additionally, Comcast will support Taco Bell’s ability to share corporate sales figures and trend statistics swiftly and securely and distribute electronic marketing and training materials to franchisees.

“Comcast Business understands the unique network demands of national restaurant chains and looks forward to supporting Taco Bell, one of the technology leaders of the fast food industry,” said Glenn Katz, Comcast business vice president and general manager of enterprise solutions, in the press release. “By understanding the ever-changing demands of this highly competitive industry and having the largest high capacity network infrastructure in the country, Comcast is in a unique position to provide and manage all aspects of a service deployment within the quick serve restaurant (QSR) sector, whether they are a smaller restaurant group or a national chain with several thousand locations.”