Mac of the Soul: McDonald’s BTS Meal to go on sale in Indonesia starting Wednesday

Kpop group BTS promoting the McDonald’s BTS Meal. Photo: Twitter/@McDonalds_ID
Kpop group BTS promoting the McDonald’s BTS Meal. Photo: Twitter/@McDonalds_ID

ARMYs, are you ready to eat like Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook at McDonald’s? It won’t be too long now for fans of K-pop superstars BTS in Indonesia, as the group’s collaboration with the fast food giant is set for its nationwide launch this week.

Named the BTS Meal, this collaboration promises that you, too, “can order like BTS” at McDonald’s, starting from Wednesday, June 9 at 11am. Every BTS Meal set in Indonesia consists of nine pieces of Chicken McNuggets, Sweet Chili and Cajun sauces, medium fries, and a drink. These are limited edition sauces, said to have been picked by BTS members themselves and inspired by McDonald’s in South Korea.

McDonald’s Indonesia has yet to release the price for the BTS Meal at the time of writing, but you can see get a glimpse of the set in this ad below, which features the seven superstars:

If you’re already thinking about queueing at your local McDonald’s, do note that the meal is only available on Drive-thru, McDelivery, GoFood, GrabFood, and ShopeeFood orders. It’s likely McDonald’s took into account the very real possibility of massively long queues and large crowds at the fast food outlets due to Indonesians’ immense love for BTS.

In Asia, Malaysia was the first country to get a taste of the BTS Meal late last month. After seeing huge demand for the BTS Meal in other countries, we can expect Indonesian ARMYs to be similarly showing off the limited edition food packaging in the coming weeks.

BTS, or Bangtan Sonyeondan in Korean, has scored numerous achievements throughout their eight-year long career, including making history as the first K-pop artists to be nominated at the Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards, thanks to the huge success of Dynamite, the group’s Billboard No. 1 hit and first English-language single. 

The septet released their fifth Korean-language, or ninth overall, album titled BE in November of last year featuring lead single Life Goes On. The album, which came out only nine months after Map of the Soul: 7, was described as “a letter of hope” amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. BTS recently released Film Out, a single for their upcoming Japanese compilation album titled BTS, the Best in April as well as their second English single, Butter, in late May the latter of which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart issued last weekend.

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