McDonald's Merch/Meal Team-Up With Rapper Travis Scott Took Over the Internet (With Help From a Giant McNugget)
“Which fast food restaurant has the best fries?” will forever be a subject of debate. Everyone has their own opinion. Some will say Chick-fil-A because of their iconic waffle fries, and others will say McDonald’s because of how simple they are, yet with the perfect balance of saltiness. No one will say Burger King, because Burger King's fries are bad. (This is fact.)
There is one thing we think everyone can agree on, though, and that’s that the Travis Scott x McDonald’s "Cactus Jack" merchandise collab is one of the best—and most interesting ones—we’ve seen. But we’ll let you decide for yourself.
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) September 9, 2020
the merch game will never be the same pic.twitter.com/149AgMtuXF
— john ✶ (@johnkrug_) September 9, 2020
Included in the shop are some usual items, like hats and beanies, as well as a variety of "Cactus Jack" T-shirts, and some with designs like french fries. But there's also a rug, a $250 pair of denim shorts, and of course, the Nugget Body pillow seen above.
According to a screenshot posted on Twitter, the body pillow is three feet long with a woven label and costs $90. If you've ever dreamed of napping on a giant McNugget, now's your chance. As Travis Scott would say, “it’s lit!”
In addition, there's a lunch tray (like you'd find in any McDonald's) branded with “I’m Lovin’ It.” This is an item that isn’t typically thought of, but it can really be an essential product to bring meals from the kitchen to your work-from-home office space. The tray has a McDonald’s/ Cactus Jack logo in the corner.
— TRAVIS SCOTT FAN PAGE (@RodeoTheAlbum) September 9, 2020
If you were a little late to grab some of the merch, it’s no longer available on Scott's website. But, thankfully, plenty of people have been sharing images of the merch, along with pics of the Travis Scott "Cactus Jack meal," a special menu item at McDonald's launched alongside the merch.
The $6 meal comes a Quarter Pounder (with cheese, bacon and lettuce), medium French fries with barbeque sauce, and a Sprite with extra ice. It can only be ordered through the McDonald's app, and the meal is served in special packaging with Scott's Cactus Jack logo.
HotNewHipHop reported that, leading up to the launch, fans were beyond ready for the release:
It's been McDonald's mania over the last few days as the countdown to Travis Scott's impending fast-food unveiling loomed. Today (September 8), hoards of fans stormed the oldest McDonald's restaurant after Travis Scott visited the location in celebration of his Quarter Pounder meal being launched at the popular chain in the continental U.S. "I couldn't be more excited to bring the Cactus Jack x McDonald’s collaboration to life," said the rapper. "We are bringing together two iconic worlds. Including a charitable component was key for me, and I can't wait for people to see what we have in store."
And, knowing fans, McDonald’s commented on Instagram saying, “You guys better not end up reselling these on the Internet.”
The collab launched last week, and in that time it's sort of taken over the internet. Even the New York Times had a story about it. It's been so popular that there have been shortages of the meals at some McDonald's locations, though USA Today reported the promotion will continue (albeit it with some slight modifications) until Oct. 4.
While there isn’t any mention of future Travis Scott/ Cactus Jack and McDonald’s collabs, our guess is that this won’t be the last of them, especially with how successful the launch was. For now, fans will have to sit back and think about how lit another collab would be.