Taupo voted the Big Mac

Taupo's McDonald's has been given the title of Coolest McDonald's by a foodie website.

The website, www.dailymeal.com, named the Taupo fast food restaurant as the best because of the unique aeroplane which features as part of the restaurant.

The website stated: "Taupo, New Zealand, has the honour of being home to the only McDonald's location that includes a decommissioned DC3 plane as part of the store. There are seats inside the plane for your dining enjoyment, and you can view the cockpit as well! Maybe they hand out wings to first-time customers."

The plane, a Douglas DC3 aircraft, was built in 1943 and was one of three used by South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand from 1961 to 1966. In 1971 it was renamed Whio and used by Fieldair Holdings as a top-dressing plane, before being decommissioned in 1984.

World Number two on the list is a McDonald's based in a Georgian mansion in New Hyde Park, New York, and the third on the list is in Rome, a marble-and mosaic-filled delight.

Other restaurants in the top 10 included a UFO-shaped restaurant in Roswell and one in Dallas shaped like a giant Happy Meal, complete with a towering burger.

The top 10 coolest McDonald's in the world:

1. Taupo

2. New Hyde Park, New York

3. Rome

4. Dallas, Texas

5. Bray Town Hall, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

6. Ulsan, South Korea

7. Sydney

8. Roswell, New Mexico

9. Tokyo

10. New York City

- Rotorua Daily Post

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