Waiter, can I get a Big Mac? McDonald's unveils test

Fast food giant McDonald's plans to test table service at some locations in the Netherlands, the local news agency ANP reported.

After ordering at the counter, customers will have the option of having a waiter bring meals directly to the table at five of the chain's restaurants.


Customers exit a McDonald's restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Customers exit a McDonald's restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The move is aimed at making the chain more welcoming and flexible for diners. It is unusual for McDonald's, which has built its fast-food empire based on speed and doing away with waiters seen more typically in full-service dining.

McDonald's did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment about the test.

Click here to read more about the test (source article in Dutch).