Ordering from McDonald's drive-thru could soon become a whole lot faster.

The takeaway giants submitted a planning application on February 15 for its store in 415 Purley Way, Waddon, that would introduce "tandem ordering."

What this essentially means is there will be one more point of order in the drive-thru lane.

In the application, McDonald's highlighted its reasoning for wanting to refurbish the store.

"Historically this process has been managed on an ad hoc basis using the existing drive thru lane with two members of staff using hand held computers taking orders from customers in 'parallel' (one vehicle in front of another other)," the application said.

"The intention of the alteration of the existing parallel process is to streamline and formalise the ordering process during peak trading times without the need to have members of staff outside of the building.

"This will also assist in reducing the length of the potential queue, by increasing the speed of preparing the orders and thus reducing congestion within the site during those busy periods."

McDonald's said this change will have a minimal affect on the rest of the building