McDonald’s limited-edition BTS Meal frenzy sparks outlet closures in Indonesia

SourceThe National

More than a dozen Indonesian McDonald’s outlets were temporarily shuttered Wednesday over virus fears as the chain’s new BTS Meal sparked frenzied buying from fans in the K-pop mad country.

Jakarta and several other cities slapped closure stickers on at least 13 outlets that were deluged with online food-delivery drivers picking up a meal set named after the hugely popular Korean boy band.

Food delivery riders queue up at a McDonald’s outlet in Bogor, Indonesia on June 9, 2021, to buy the new BTS meal for hungry fans. AFP

“We temporarily closed four of six McDonald’s stores more...