Fast Food

Forget the drive-thru, this McDonald’s is a fly thru

  • An exterior of the McDonald's plane extension in New Zealand.

    An exterior of the McDonald's plane extension in New Zealand.  (Google Maps)

  • Enjoy an in-flight fry.

    Enjoy an in-flight fry.  (Google Maps)

No need to buckle up for this tasty ride. 

An old luxury aircraft has been transformed into a McDonald’s restaurant with seating for 20.

Located in Taupo, New Zealand, the plane had been sitting vacant on the restaurant property for 24 years, according to the Daily Mail. With the recent makeover, the Douglas DC3 received a fresh coat of paint with McDonald’s colors and signature red seats.

“The site was previously part of a car dealership, the Aeroplane Car Company, and the owner bought a disused DC-3 plane, which sat alongside the building,” Eileen Byrne, the owner of the McDonald’s told the Daily Mail. “And when McDonald's purchased the site in 1990, the aeroplane came with it.”

The plane has not been operational since 1984, but hungry aeronautics fans can still get a good look at the cockpit, which has been kept in mint condition. Though the door usually remains locked, eager customers can ask for pilot’s cabin to be opened for a closer look and an first-class selfie or two.

“There is a story board which explains the plane's history and photographs of her years in service,” Byrne explained to the Mail. 

“The plan was, and still is, to keep the appearance of the plane as original as possible.”

The plane was built in 1943 and flew  56,282 during its time of service.