The company said the restaurant, on Fleet Street, London, has been designed with commuters and passing trade in mind, and its opening hours will “reflect the needs of that customer

Staff will mostly be kitchen workers – with those employed at the branch even wearing slightly different uniforms.

“In Fleet Street, where City workers are looking for something quick to grab on the go, it makes sense to test a smaller format – no seating and takeaway only with a reduced menu will allow us to focus on speed of service,” Trickey said.

“However, the next McDonald’s to Go could look very different.”

The company said the new concept is only the latest phase in the business’ ongoing investment strategy as it looks to develop its “restaurant experience”.

It added that while the new store is part of a trial, more branches could open across the UK as customer needs continue to evolve.