Here are 7 things you can look forward to with the McDonald’s BTS Meal launch

Published on June 18, 2021

BTS is indeed taking over the Philippines!

With the McDonald’s BTS Meal launching on Friday, the fast food giant has prepared lots of new things that fans can expect and enjoy.

The BTS Meal includes 10-piece chicken McNuggets, medium fries, medium Coke, and sweet chili and cajun sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald’s South Korea. It will be available until supplies last.

On Thursday, Filipino ARMYs made the hashtag #BTSMeal trend on Twitter, with over 24,300 tweets about the upcoming meal and what they had seen so far all over the country.

Purple BTS packaging

For fans who are concerned that they won’t be getting the BTS packaging with the group’s logo and purple aesthetic, you have nothing to worry about.

McDo Philippines’ project lead for the BTS Meal Ashley Santillan confirmed on Thursday that yes, Filipino ARMYs would get their hands on the custom BTS and McDonald’s packaging.

“I’m happy to say that the BTS Meal will come with the BTS, McDonald’s packaging so this is the purple packaging. It will be seen in the nuggets clamshell, cup and takeout bag,” she said.

Purple McDonald’s branches

ARMYs who are planning to get their BTS Meal in stores will be greeted by purple McDo branches nationwide.

On Twitter, several fans had shared their own experiences when they visited their favorite branches, including ones located along Katipunan, Quezon City, and in San Fernando, Pampanga.

“I saw purple balloons and wow they’re ready! They are even playing BTS songs,” one said. “This is my hometown welcoming the BTS Meal. [It’s] coming to town,” wrote another.

Front counter bias lanes

Ooh, looks like lining up for your favorite Korean biases just got real because ARMYs will be literally lining up for their favorite member when they get their BTS Meals.

Several fans have also shared a sneak-peek on these store counters, which display labels such as “this is the maknae line.”

Ride-thru picture frames

Apart from the front counter bias lanes, those ordering via the fast food giant’s drive-thru channels can also experience the BTS fever straight from their cars.

In an online press conference on Thursday, McDonald’s Philippines assistant vice president for marketing and channels Oliver Rabatan said there would be ride-thru picture frames.

There, ARMYs can show off their excitement while posing with their BTS Meals.

Store photo booths

As if the branches themselves aren’t purple enough, there will also be store photo booths!

Of course, this is where ARMYs can give their all when posing and showing off their love for their favorite BTS boys RM, V, Jung Kook, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga.

The photo booths will start being available on June 21. Although the decorations may differ per store, Rabatan said each one would be super purple.

Saucy and Melting Collection featuring BTS members’ designs

If you still haven’t gotten enough of the McDonald’s and BTS collaboration merchandise which dropped last month, no worries because new ones have just been released.

The Saucy collection, available on the WeVerse Shop, includes tote bags, pens, clipboards, shirts and pens featuring hand-drawn designs by the group’s members.

The Melting collection, meanwhile, shows the BTS and “Butter” logos in shirts and fashion accessories like bucket hats, bags, pairs of socks, and tote bags.

Behind-the-scenes video of the BTS commercial

Yes, there will be more BTS content coming!

During the press conference, Rabatan announced that a behind-the-scenes video of the BTS commercial with McDonald’s would be launched on June 19.