Should McDonald’s Bring Back Pizza? Here’s what Twitter has to say
The biggest hurdle for those wanting McDonald’s pizza back is more people on Twitter wanting BTS meal back. Just scroll through the answers to the aforementioned tweet reveal that there is not even competition between the two. For example, a request for “bts mcdonals merch + bts meal + sweet chili sauce + cajun sauce + bts photocards” received more than 600 retweets and 9,000 likes at the time of writing. Besides, it’s just a tweet.
According to CNN, the BTS meal contributed to a 25.9% increase in sales in the quarter it was introduced. The meal itself was 10 chicken nuggets, medium fries, a coke and two sauces, which were new to the US. It was so popular that, as the BBC reported, the Indonesian government had to close McDonald’s due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus.
While the most cynical may view the BTS meal and other celebrity collaborations as little more than trickery to increase accuracy by slapping a famous name on already available food and calling it a special promotion, popularity of BTS is such that people were reselling the bags the food came in. The attempt to sell the bags shows even greater popularity than the Mexican pizza, which is why Twitter is leaning more towards the return of the BTS meal than the McDonald’s pizza.