How to get the McDonald's BTS meal in the Philippines

McDonald's Philippines is gearing up for the June 18 launch of the highly-anticipated BTS meal by announcing how fans can reserve and claim their orders on and before the launch day.

In a post on Monday, June 14, McDonald's Philippines said they will be selling the BTS meals in stores nationwide via McDelivery and drive-thru, as well as via take-out and dine-in through their front counters. Strict physical distancing protocols will be implemented.

"Everyone’s safety is our priority, so we’ll be sharing MSafe tips soon for a smooth visit," they wrote on Facebook.

McDonald's Philippines also opened a reservation period via the McDonald's app for Android and iOS users on Tuesday, June 15, through which customers could claim slots for the BTS meal with custom packaging. The reservation period began at 8 am and ended at 10 am.

They earlier opened a reservation period on Sunday, June 13, from 7 am to 7:20 am.

Those who managed to secure a slot through the app can redeem and pay for their orders on Thursday, June 17.

The BTS meal consists of 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, medium Coca-Cola, and Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces. The two dipping sauces, McDonald's Philippines said, are two popular recipes from McDonald's in South Korea.

According to McDonald's, it's the first time they've made the celebrity signature orders program available globally. The "BTS Meal" will be available on different dates across the world. 

On Saturday, June 12, McDonald's announced that they had to briefly shut down some of their Indonesia outlets during the BTS meal launch due to frenzied excitement and fears of spreading the coronavirus.

According to a Reuters report, videos showed scenes of chaos in stores, with upturned tables and chairs, and delivery riders massing inside and outside of restaurants. – Rappler.com