Lovin' BTS and McDonald's? The mega-group and fast-food chain have joined hands to launch an exclusive "BTS Meal" that's available in Hong Kong on June 3
We'll be honest. You usually wouldn't expect to see McDonald's featured on Tatler. But together with ARMY, their legion of fans, we can't help but be excited for this collaboration between supergroup, BTS and McDonald's.
Hong Kong fans might not be able to see BTS as their Map of the Soul: 7 world tour was cancelled due to the pandemic, instead, McDonald's is bringing the group to Hong Kong and 50 other places in a one-of-a-kind, exclusive menu "tour" that officially kicks off on May 26.
The first stop of the "BTS Meal" is the US, while Hong Kong gets a taste of the exclusive menu on June 3, 2021. The BTS-inspired meal includes a 9-piece Chicken McNuggets (the group's favourite order), a medium World Famous Fries, a medium-sized drink and exclusive Korean-style sauces: sweet chilli and cajun dipping sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald's in South Korea. Selected regions seem to have the order's paper bag, nuggets box and cup will also have the BTS logo in the iconic purple. In Hong Kong, you can size up your fries (with Shake Shake fries) and drink.
"We love McDonald's so much. We can't wait for you to try it in the restaurants. We hope you're ready to order the BTS Meal," said BTS in the behind-the-scenes of their McDonald's commercial.
The collaboration with the award-winning superstars shouldn't be a surprise as the septet—RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook—previously did a specially remixed version of their Japanese song, Crystal Snow that can only be listened to through McDonald's WiFi in Japan.
The members have occasionally been spotted eating McDonald's too whether they're on break, on tour or during filming. Sope (J-hope and Suga) and V even own McDonald's-themed merch. So, rest assured, the exclusive meal is BTS approved.
In addition to the "BTS Meal", fans can also purchase the BTS x McDonald's merchandise which includes a hoodie, cap, pouch, beach towel, flip flops, earbuds case, robe, crew T-shirt, crewneck sweatshirt, logo bag and more. The merch has the BTS x McDonald's logo and other designs related to the collaboration. As for the much-coveted photocards that's buzzing around, customers who purchased any of the merch will receive the "special gift" until they're all sold out. More details can be found through the WeVerse Shop app.
The partnership is the latest collaboration that the Korean pop group has dropped over the past few months which includes a phone case partnership with Casetify, a camping gear collection with Helinox, a beer with Kloud, a flash tattoo team up with Inkbox, a mattress with Conway and even singing Coca Cola's Turn up your rhythm campaign, which featured the septet covering the song, Jungle.
More than a year through the pandemic, BTS provided comfort through their album, BE with the title track, Life Goes On as well as the chart-topping hit, Dynamite which recently swept the awards at the BBMAs. In a way, munching on a McDonald's x BTS-themed meal feels like the ultimate comfort food right now and it's something that we all need.
Hot on the heels of their record-breaking new summer song, Butter, maybe we can expect a butter-related collaboration sometime soon. For now, let's dig in the BTS meal together with their summer-inspired merch while jamming to Butter.
This article was originally published on April 20, 2021 and was updated on May 28, 2021.