If you had asked me three weeks ago if I’ve heard of BTS, I’d say sure. I could go so far as to say I knew they are a Korean pop band, or K-pop, extremely popular and … that’s it.
So, just how I, the Food & Drink editor of SFGATE, wound up in the parking lot of a local McDonald’s, chatting with two fans about all things BTS over a meal of chicken nuggets this week, is a long story. The short of it is that the mega-fast food corporation has recently restarted its signature combo meals, teaming up with a celebrity on a McDonald’s meal. Travis Scott was the first celebrity to pair with McDonald’s in September 2020 (followed by J Balvin one month later), in a promo which last ran with Michael Jordan in 1992.