Would you like a McWaiter with that? McDonalds 'to offer cutlery, plates, and table service'

The outlet in Warilla, south of Sydney, will be the first branch of the burger giant to offer diners the more sophisticated eating experience.

A McDonalds branch in Australia is to become the first worldwide to offer fast food fans plates, cutlery and table service.

The outlet in Warilla, south of Sydney, will be the first branch of the burger giant to offer diners the more sophisticated eating experience.

The Australian branch won approval for the move from the international firm's global headquarters in Chicago.

They will trial a more formal service for five weeks.

Glenn and Katia Dwarte, who run the branch in Warilla, came up with the idea after serving their family meals at McDonalds using cutlery.

Other diners got wind of the service and also requested cutlery, glassware, and table service.

The change in approach was cemented when the firm's Australian head, Catriona Noble, visited Warilla before Christmas and was served with crockery and glassware.

The iniative is even thought to have been tested at McDonalds branches in the UK.

Marketing Magazine claimed table service has been tried at a concept outlet in Milton Keynes, and that it could soon be rolled out in 1,200 UK branches.