Even big brands like McDonald’s are not immune to K-Pop’s influence!
McDonald’s Philippines mentioned YG Entertainment’s girl group in November 2018. On their official Twitter account, they asked fans to find a local branch by saying “McDO in your area”, the same slogan BLACKPINK uses.
We wanna hit you with that pa pa ra pa pa! Celebrate today’s big news with your fave treats and find a McDo in your area! pic.twitter.com/LAoMmz0BC9
— McDo Philippines (@McDo_PH) November 23, 2018
The fast food brand also follows Lisa on Instagram, leading some fans to speculate that a collaboration may be coming up.
— 𝓜𝓬𝓔𝓵𝓿𝓲𝓷 | 𝙃𝙤𝙬𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙇𝙞𝙠𝙚𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩⁰⁶²⁶ (@pizazzyninja) June 14, 2020
Besides the Philippine branch, other McDonald’s restaurants around the world also posted advertisements that teased several big names in K-Pop.
Lmao mcdo's advertisement are TWICE,BTS,and BLACKPINK😂
idk if u alrdy see this but– pic.twitter.com/4F8XKLiR6v
— ⟭⟬ yang || ⁷ (@slpngsvge) June 3, 2019
Each group had their own witty reference. BLACKPINK’s was the “black” in the black bun product of McDonald’s…
…TWICE was seen in the words “TWICE the excitement” that introduced chicken and beef burgers…
…and BTS’s acronym was spotted in the poster stating, “Be The Star”.
As these references prove, McDonald’s is a big K-Pop fan as well!