A FAST food drive thru restaurant in Stevenston is now set to install hi-tech signs that change with the Scottish weather.

Fast food giant McDonald’s will now advertise coffee on cold days and ice-cream on the rare scorchers occurring in Ayrshire after the new signs were given the go-ahead.

Plans to erect three digital signs and one booth screen at the Hawkhill Retail Park in the town were approved this month.

A McDonald’s spokesman said: “The single screen acts as a welcome sign on approaching or entering the drive thru lane and displays the full menu and store specific advertising, including ice cream on hot days, coffee on cold days etc.”

A second sign would show promotional food such as the Double Quarter Pounder.

A summary of what customers ask for would appear on another digital display at the order point.

People would get a final chance to check their order again at a booth screen before paying, with hopes that making menus more visible could decrease waiting times.

The application for the signs at the retail park was approved by North Ayrshire Council’s planning department subject to no conditions earlier in the month.