For its newest superstar meal, McDonald’s has discovered a star — or seven of them, to be actual — whose degree of world fame might rival its personal: the extraordinarily fashionable Ok-pop group BTS, recognized for its record-breaking releases and legions of devoted fans.
The meal will encompass a 10-piece order of hen nuggets, medium fries, a medium Coke, and new candy chili and cajun dipping sauces impressed by recipes from McDonald’s South Korea. This signature order will debut within the U.S. and 11 different international locations on Might 26, earlier than rolling out somewhere else around the globe. With scheduled releases in 49 international locations, this marks the primary superstar meal launch of such world scale for McDonald’s.
“The band has nice recollections with McDonald’s. We’re enthusiastic about this collaboration and might’t wait to share the BTS Meal with the world,” Large Hit Music, BTS’s file label, said in a press release saying the collaboration.
The meal will solely be obtainable within the U.S. by way of June 20, USA Today reports. Already, BTS followers, referred to as ARMY, are buzzing in regards to the partnership on social media. On Twitter — the place the fanbase is incredibly “active,” to place it evenly — ARMY made the news trend and drove up engagement for McDonald’s announcement tweet, which in only a few hours has accrued greater than 170,000 retweets and 307,000 likes. (The numbers are rising so quickly that by the point you learn these phrases, they’ll in all probability already be outdated.)
McDonald’s superstar meal program, which principally takes present menu objects and packages them as a star’s signature order, has been a hit for the corporate because it debuted final 12 months. Meals from Travis Scott, the first collaborator, turned so fashionable because of a TikTok trend that some eating places sold out of among the elements within the meal. McDonald’s adopted that partnership with a J Balvin meal. Each collaborations concerned merch, which we are able to solely assume would be the case for BTS, too.