Fans of BTS will soon be able to enjoy the South Korean sensations' favourite meal at their nearest McDonald's outlets.
In a surprise announcement via its official Twitter page on 19 April, McDonald's unveiled that it will be rolling out a special set meal inspired by the septet's most beloved menu items in 49 countries around the world starting from May 2021.
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Named "The BTS Meal", the set will comprise a 9-piece or 10-piece Chicken McNuggets (depending on your location), Large World Famous Fries, a Large Drink, and the beloved Sweet Chilli and Cajun sauces from McDonald's outlets in South Korea.
Coming this May: The BTS Meal pic.twitter.com/iarw2gYMsx— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) April 19, 2021
u decide which one is spicier on 5.26.— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 3, 2021
try both with the BTS Meal pic.twitter.com/x8X2BjA0Lc
Accompanying the announcement was a recreation of the iconic BTS logo using seven french fries and a poster with the meal's "tour dates".
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The BTS Meal is scheduled to be launched globally between May to July. The dates for Asia are as follows:
26 May - Malaysia
27 May - South Korea, Vietnam
1 June - India (Delhi)
3 June - Hong Kong, Macau
4 June - India (Mumbai)
9 June - Indonesia, Taiwan
18 June - Philippines (exclusive release: 17 June)
21 June - Singapore (originally 27 May)
14 July - Thailand
To celebrate the collaboration, BTS, which comprises RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, put their own spin on McDonald's famous 'Ba Da Ba Ba Ba' jingle in a TikTok video.
coming this May: #TheBTSMeal♬ BTS x McD Ba Da Ba Ba Ba - McDonald’s⁷
checking something, can u hear this gif? pic.twitter.com/LzfaDpqq8q— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) June 7, 2021
"The band has great memories with McDonald's. We're excited about this collaboration and can't wait to share the BTS Meal with the world," said BTS' label BIGHIT MUSIC.
Ahead of the BTS meal drop, McDonald's shared the promotional schedule which included concept photos, "lunch parties," and behind-the-scenes content.
POV: u were waiting for a sign to turn on notifications #BTSMeal pic.twitter.com/bhpccgltGi— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 11, 2021
McDonald's has also released concept photos that feature the members of the group. Check them out here.
BTS x McD: would u share a fry with RM? pic.twitter.com/CJzKSDN4Al— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 17, 2021
BTS x McD: Jin checking in, still handsome pic.twitter.com/Dn3B4VCIdn— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 18, 2021
BTS x McD: nothing sweeter than SUGA pic.twitter.com/ssq83t1b1m— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 19, 2021
BTS x McD: j-hope asked u to dance pic.twitter.com/tj4ykEBxHg— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 20, 2021
BTS x McD: Jimin feelin cool, might keep this forever pic.twitter.com/wfj3mylSsd— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 21, 2021
BTS x McD: Jung Kook the Golden Maknae meets the Golden Arches pic.twitter.com/FMQ4ctKZnG— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 23, 2021
BTS x McD: V looking vvv fresh pic.twitter.com/31Nl273maH— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 22, 2021
Mcdonald's and HYBE MERCH have confirmed a merch collab scheduled to drop on 27 May, 8 AM KST (7 AM PHT/SGT, 26 May, 7 PM EST). Find out more here.
logo collection is happening, had to tell u first pic.twitter.com/MSd9DbAArI— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonalds) May 21, 2021
One fine day, just chillin’ with friends....— HYBE MERCH (@HYBE_MERCH) May 25, 2021
BTS X McDonald's Collaboration Merch
⏰ 5.26 7PM(EST) / 5.27 8AM(KST)
📍JAPAN @BTS_jp_official#BTS #BTSXMcD #DidYouFindThemAll pic.twitter.com/Dx9t4OpAgh
A second merch drop is happening on 17 June, 8 AM KST/JST (7 AM PHT/SGT, 16 June 7 PM EST).
With this partnership, the GRAMMY-nominated 'Dynamite' hitmakers have joined the growing list of musicians who have launched special McDonald's set meals. In 2020, American rapper Travis Scott teamed up with McDonald's to launch a signature meal as well as an exclusive merchandise line, which included t-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags. Not long later, Colombian rapper J Balvin followed suit, but his planned merchandise line was eventually scrapped due to production challenges.
Following the announcement of the BTS meal, fans took to social media to express their excitement.
pov: you go for your ‘bts meal’ to mc donalds pic.twitter.com/4SiRcc9jG0— BTS || Love Yourself (@btsipurpleyoux) April 19, 2021
"here's your bts meal..." pic.twitter.com/QgJyGnuL4F— hourly jinkook (@jinkookhours) April 19, 2021
bts at mcdonalds with their bts meal 🍟#BTS #McDonalds @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/phrMClIj0D— claire⁷// (@Randomsplashes) April 20, 2021
The McDonald’s worker after I order my 50th BTS meal #McDonalds #BTSmeal #McDonaldsXBTS pic.twitter.com/IyV1B1f21K— Andrea ⁷ 🇲🇽🥳 ☀️ (@sunnyunderland) April 19, 2021
me eating the bts meal like i aint never had mcdonalds fries before pic.twitter.com/e2r0MsCvgz— hourly 2seok 🌊 I love yuo 👉👈 (@hourlyseokseok) April 19, 2021
Some even had suggestions on how the meal should look.
pic.twitter.com/PUSh4sKpup— thea (@prismamin) April 19, 2021
#bts x mcdo coming this may... pic.twitter.com/nFIUGkRqu0— ✺ (@koodakz) April 19, 2021
bts x happy meal pic.twitter.com/6IBe9NNU7R— thea (@prismamin) April 19, 2021
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