Swansea McDonald's won't be going 24/7 just yet.
Lake Macquarie City Council decided earlier this month to extend the hours of the drive-thru between 12am and 5am.
However council last night reversed the decision, following concerns from neighbouring residents about noise, litter and anti-social behaviour.
The matter has been deferred until councillors can carry out a site inspection.
Several other McDonald's restaurants across the Hunter currently operate 24/7.