Korean restaurant in LA becomes a hit thanks to BTS and ARMY

연합뉴스 / 2021-11-28 17:23:48
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▲ This photo, captured from Twitter, shows fans singing along to BTS' hit track "Butter" at a gopchang restaurant in LA. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- Thanks to K-pop sensation BTS, which held its first non-virtual concert in two years in LA, a restaurant in Koreatown was able to become a hit.

On Saturday (U.S. time), photos and videos of LA's "Gopchang" or "pork intestine" restaurant filled with BTS fans were posted one after another on social media.

Back in 2017, when BTS visited the U.S., member Jin had once introduced a specific gopchang restaurant as the No.1 restaurant in LA during an interview.

When BTS fans--known as ARMY--arrived in LA to watch the concert, they seemed to have remembered the superband's interview from four years ago and visited the specific restaurant.

In addition, as fans continued to pass on information about the restaurant through social media, more and more ARMYs started to visit the restaurant while staying in LA for the concert.

One video, posted on Twitter, showed fans singing along to BTS' smash-hit song "Butter," which later became viral.

▲ This photo captured from Twitter, shows people waiting in a long line to enter the gopchang restaurant located in Koreatown in LA. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)  

In another post, a photo of people standing in a long line in front of the entrance to the restaurant was uploaded with the caption that read "BTS effect."

One fan said to have waited five hours to eat at the restaurant while another fan expressed excitement for being able to eat at the same table BTS' members sat down in four years ago.



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