It took a while before the superkaduper anticipated McDonald’s x BTS chicken meal hit Philippine shores, but apparently it’s only because the local fast food outlets have been preparing really really hard for the launch.
Last week, we were already wowed by McDo crew from all over the country as they simultaneously unveiled their BTS dance videos—which they somehow kept secret from the rest of us.
And on the eve of the big launch, stores, buildings, malls, and other landmarks everywhere in the Philippines had another surprise: they lit up in BTS purple like the beacons of Gondor, except this time to summon the BTS Army instead of the Rohirrim.
— ⟬⟭ᴮᴱNinong Kookie ⁷ ⟭⟬ (@tanniekosmossss) June 17, 2021
Purple night here in Uptown BGC and they’re playing BTS songs!
(@JianCasco) June 17, 2021
AHHHHHHH!!!! IT’S MY HOME TOWN BESTIES!!! I’M SO HAPPY!!!
IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL AND THEY ARE PLAYING BTS SONGS. IT’S LIKE WE ARE ALL IN CONCERT. THERE ARE LOTS OF ARMYS TOO. AFTER WORK I WENT HERE. IT’S A FINE PURPLE NIGHT AFTER ALL.
— taekook and 777 others ´︶`♡ (@btsgotjamsz) June 17, 2021
(@iridescentRM) June 17, 2021
Because we love our ILOILO ARMYs, Megaworld Iloilo Business Park lights up in Purple!
— ⫷ ＢＴＳ ＩＬＯＩＬＯ ⁷ ⫸
bts-butter.com (@IloIlo_ARMY) June 15, 2021
Don’t forget to grab your McDonald’s BTS Meals this 06.18.21#MegaworldLifestyleMalls#BTSArmy #ipurpleyou #McdonaldsxBTSmeal #Borahae #btsmealph #bangtansonyeondan #jk #v #jin #jimin #suga #rm #jhope pic.twitter.com/Y1eWJQghE0
— Newport Mall (@newportmall_) June 16, 2021
From the biggest mall in Asia, in celebration of the #BtsMeal launch in the Philippines!
— Tata (@_tataworld) June 17, 2021
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