McDonald’s announced Monday that it is launching a new celebrity meal in collaboration with the K-pop group BTS starting May 26.
CNN reports the new, limited time offer will include a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets entree that comes paired with two new dipping sauces (sweet chili and cajun flavors), as well as a medium order of fries and medium Coca Cola. According to the site, the dipping sauce flavors are inspired by recipes featured on McDonald’s menus in South Korea.
“The band has great memories with McDonald’s,” said BTS’ record label, Big Hit Music, in a statement (via the New York Post). “We’re excited about this collaboration and can’t wait to share the BTS Meal with the world.”
Since September 2020, McDonald’s has been using a promotion campaign called Famous Orders that spotlights menu items by naming meals after pop culture icons, CNBC reports.
As previously reported by the Deseret News, the fast food chain kicked off the campaign with a Travis Scott meal that featured a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon and lettuce, plus medium fries, BBQ sauce and a Sprite.
According to CNBC, the Travis Scott meal became so popular that it led to Quarter Pounder shortages at some McDonald’s locations. In October, McDonald’s announced its follow-up, a meal named after reggaeton singer J Balvin that featured a Big Mac entree with medium fries, a side of ketchup and an Oreo McFlurry.
BTS has broken several industry records in recent history. In April 2019, the band became the third group in 50 years to have three No. 1 charting albums in a 12-month span, joining the Monkees and the Beatles, CNN reports.
The site adds that last summer, Spotify announced BTS as the first Korean act to top its U.S. singles chart. The band accomplished the feat with the hit single “Dynamite,” which has been played more than 815 million times on the music service.
In November, “Dynamite” earned BTS its first Grammy nomination for best pop duo/group performance, but the band ultimately lost out to Lady Gaga and Aria Grande for their hit single “Rain on Me.”