We can honestly get behind the new trend of stars curating meals at our favorite fast-food chain, McDonald's. Following in the footsteps of Travis Scott, who debuted the first celebrity collaboration with his Quarter Pounder with cheese, Medium Fries with BBQ Sauce, and Sprite, J Balvin's own McDonald's menu is now available from the Golden Arches for a limited time.
Keep reading for all the details you need in order to get your hands on this tasty promotion.
What's in the J Balvin meal at McDonald's?
The Colombian prince of Reggaeton, 35, is the latest celebrity, after Cactus Jack, to offer a promotional meal from the restaurant chain. The "Mi Gente" artist announced on Oct. 5 that he was "proud to be the first Latino to have [an exclusive menu]," and explained that, like Travis Scott's, his own McDonald's collab would be followed by an expansive merch rollout. "I mean, it's even Hispanic Heritage Month so the timing is [right]," he said.
"As a longtime McDonald's fan, I am excited to join the short list of global icons who have had a meal named in their honor," Balvin wrote in the official press release. "I am looking forward to sharing my signature order with my fans, along with more surprises that are to come with this partnership. ¡Lego!”
So, what exactly is in J Balvin's signature order? "Basically, the meal that I have here is in this chain," he told Complex magazine, pointing to the diamond-encrusted necklace he was wearing on the Zoom call where he launched his partnership, which features a McDonald's tray and meal on it.
"A McFlurry, Big Mac with no pickles, of course, medium fries, the ketchup, and tray. I just wanted to do something different with it," he explains.
The partnership with McDonald's, which J Balvin has been eating since he "was a kid," is just the latest in the Colombian star's recent collaborations. The reggaeton superstar has partnered with the likes of Takashi Murakami, Jordan Brand, and even Deepak Chopra, but wasn't about to turn down the opportunity to reconnect with his junk food roots.
"When I was a kid growing up [in Colombia,] we didn't have McDonald's until later so when I visited the United States, it was like always like, 'First thing, we gotta go to McDonald's,' and I'd get my usual Big Mac, Oreo McFlurry, and medium french fries with ketchup," he revealed to Hypebeast. "I've always gotten the same thing since I was a kid — no pickles, though."
McDonald's U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Morgan Flatley explained the collaboration with the "trailblazing international icon" was a natural one for the fast food brand. "He's always been a regular at McDonald's restaurants during his concert tours, and now we're excited to bring his go-to order to our menus across the U.S."
The J Balvin meal launches just as Travis Scott's limited-time deal ends, on Oct. 5, and will be available through Nov. 1, with more "surprises" available as part of the promotion arriving in the coming weeks.
Prices vary depending on your region, but order through the McDonald's mobile app, and you'll receive the Oreo McFlurry for free.