What’s the BTS Meal from Mcdonald’s?
It’s the age of celebrity McDonald’s collaboration.
Travis Scott kicked off the trend with his Quarter Pounder meal with cheese, bacon, lettuce, fries and barbecue sauce. The “Travis Scott Meal” – the first McDonald’s celebrity menu collaboration since Michael Jordan’s McJordan Special – was so popular that some McDonald’s ran low on ingredients. J. Balvin jumped on the trend a month later with his go-to meal of a Big Mac without the pickles, an Oreo McFlurry and french fries with ketchup.
Now, the beloved K-pop boy group BTS is joining in. The McDonald’s collaboration is just the latest in the boys’ success. In 2017, they were named the most Tweeted-about celebrities of 2017. In 2018, they made history as the first K-pop group to have an album at No. 1 on Billboard. Last year the band broke an NPR record — in just 25 minutes, they garnered more first-day YouTube views than any previous Tiny Desk Concert.
The BTS Meal went on sale Wednesday and includes 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, a medium order of french fries, a medium Coke and sweet chili and Cajun dipping sauces – two new flavors inspired by McDonald’s South Korea. A commercial featuring the group’s latest single, “Butter,” aired Wednesday night.