Indonesia – McDonalds ‘BTS’ menu rush, 13 restaurants close

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These restaurants have closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the “BTS” menu, named after the k-pop star group, causing a frenzy of orders.

The “BTS” menu has been on sale in dozens of countries since May.

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At least thirteen McDonald’s restaurants have been provisionally closed in Indonesia to prevent the spread of Covid-19, with the new ‘BTS’ menu, named after the k-pop star group, causing a frenzy of orders and a rush of delivery people. In Jakarta and other Indonesian cities, closure notices have been posted on at least thirteen restaurants, overwhelmed by delivery men who have come to collect the infamous menu – chicken nuggets, fries and a drink – available since Wednesday, according to local media. , citing official sources.

“We have temporarily closed four McDonald’s stores in Semarang for two days,” said Fajar Purwoto, a law enforcement official in the city. “We do not want Semarang to become a Covid-19 red zone again”.

One of the most affected countries

Indonesia is one of the countries in Asia most severely affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. Authorities in Jakarta have not made a statement but, according to media reports, five outlets in the capital have been closed.

The K-pop megastars became the first 100% South Korean group to hit the top of the US charts last August with “Dynamite”, a track entirely in English. The “BTS” menu has been on sale in dozens of countries since May.

(AFP)

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