With McDonald’s new “BTS” menu, named after the k-pop star group, causing an ordering spree and a rush of delivery people in Indonesia, at least thirteen restaurants of the brand have been temporarily closed in the country for prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In Jakarta and other Indonesian cities, notices of closure have been posted on at least thirteen restaurants, overwhelmed by delivery people who have come to collect the famous menu – chicken nuggets, fries and a drink – available since Wednesday, according to local media. citing official sources.
“A red zone of Covid-19”
“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”. Indonesia is one of the countries in Asia most severely affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Authorities in Jakarta have not made any statements but according to media reports, five outlets in the capital have been closed. The K-pop megastars had become last August the first 100% South Korean group to reach the top of the hits in the United States with “Dynamite”, title entirely in English. The “BTS” menu has been on sale in dozens of countries since May.