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BTS started 2021 off with a bang, and now the group is continuing the quest for world domination. Recently, BTS partnered with fast food giant McDonald’s to offer fans a limited-edition meal.

BTS decided to work with McDonald’s because the group has special memories associated with the famed restaurants. In fact, the members say they practically lived at McDonald’s when they were trainees.

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What is included in the BTS Meal at McDonald’s

On May 26, McDonald’s released a limited-edition BTS Meal worldwide. The meal is available at McDonald’s stores until June 20.

The meal includes 10 pieces of chicken McNuggets, medium fries, and a Coke. What makes this combo special is that it also comes with dipping sauces from McDonald’s restaurants in South Korea. Fans can try the McNuggets with Sweet Chili Sauce and the Cajun Sauce.

BTS and McDonald’s also teamed up to release a line of merchandise, including hoodies, T-shirts, and bags.

BTS has a lot of memories with McDonald’s

BTS’s collaboration with McDonald’s makes a lot of sense. As they shared in a new promotional video for the BTS Meal, the group has many fond memories associated with the fast food chain.

“There was a McDonald’s about 10 minutes away from the dorm where we used to live before we debuted,” Jin recalled. “It’s open 24 hours, so we would go there when we were hungry, and we’d ask each other, ‘How was your day?’ and have a good time.”

Meanwhile, Jimin revealed he also ate at McDonald’s as a high school student. There was a McDonald’s at the bus terminal he often visited, and he often stopped by that place on the way to classes.

Suga also remembers McDonald’s being a place he wanted to go to as a child. He shared, “When you’re young, if your parents tell you to tag along to the mall, by saying they would get me McDonald’s fries, then I would go.”

BTS has collaborated with many brands over the years


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BTS is one of the most popular musical acts in the world at the moment. They have a huge social media presence and a very loyal fan base. Because of this, brands know that working with BTS is a good strategy for getting more products sold and frequently seek the group out for collaborations. 

BTS has worked with numerous companies over the years. For example, the group members have been ambassadors for internationally-renowned brands from South Korea, such as Hyundai, Samsung, and LG.

They have also collaborated with clothing and apparel companies, such as Fila, Reebok, and Skechers Recently, BTS also signed a deal with French fashion house Louis Vuitton.

Aside from McDonald’s, BTS has worked with numerous food companies. Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, Starbucks, Chupa Chups, and Coca-Cola are just a few examples.

BTS’s popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, so fans will likely continue to see BTS land exciting advertising deals in the coming years.