Jakarta police ask McDonald’s to discontinue BTS Meal following launch day! frenzy!

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Many McDonald’s outlets were closed in Jakarta, Indonesia, after fans of K-pop band BTS caused frenzy and chaos. There were the latest promotional offers from the boyband BTS meal. More than 30 McDonald’s outlets in Jakarta closed their door for BTS fans and only accepted online orders. After the South Korean boy band BTS McDonald’s meal was launched this month and made available in different countries.

Photographs from different sites showed the crowd gathered around other McDonald’s outlets to avail of BTS meals. Long queues comprising teenagers and adults were spread across the streets to collect their orders as soon as possible.

“We temporarily closed four of six McDonald’s stores here in Semarang for a couple of days,” Fajar Purwoto, the city’s public order agency head, said according to AFP.

Many outlets were closed due to negligence of Covid as well as health protocols. McDonalds also suspended its services to increase its delivery services by ordering online.

“Business place managers are requested to jointly comply with health protocols in order to reduce the spread of Covid 19 in the capital.” said the statement by police officials. As the Covid protocols are implemented in many countries that allow only 50% business capacity, the rule avoids large crowds and arrangements.

BTS is a South Korean boyband that has massive popularity across the globe due to its ideals and beliefs. The band collaborated with the food outlet McDonald’s to pick together a BTS meal combo. The special meal comprises chicken nuggets, chips, coke, and two sauces – enveloped in a beautiful purple box.

With the immense popularity of the band, the meal got popular within seconds of launch. Millions were seen flouting Covid rules in different states and countries to grab the offer. Some fans were disappointed that meals were not available in some parts of Indonesian cities like Jakarta.

Some tweeted their reactions on Twitter, crying and waiting patiently for the next day. “BTS meal sold out everywhere in Indonesia. I can’t even order it and the store were closed due to the overload of orders,” one user tweet read.

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