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Are “Giant Sponge Cake” Franchises Ripping Off Customers?

Are “Giant Sponge Cake” Franchises Ripping Off Customers?

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Giant sponge cakes, better known as giant “Castella” in Korea, originated in Tamsui, Taiwan. As the name suggests, they are about twice the size of typical sponge cakes, measuring 10 to 11 centimeters long and 18 centimeters wide.  The cakes first gained widespread recognition in Korea through tvN reality [...]

McDonald’s Part-Timers Struggle with Unpaid Wages

McDonald’s Part-Timers Struggle with Unpaid Wages

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – McDonald’s Korea’s Mangwon branch had its franchise contract with the fast food company terminated on December 1 of last year.  According to McDonald’s, the owner of concern had been failing to fulfill the terms of agreement, including paying the company franchise commissions amounting to a total of about 700 [...]

Future Bright for Food Delivery Apps

Future Bright for Food Delivery Apps

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Regardless of time and place, food delivery never disappoints in South Korea. Delivery has become more accessible than ever with the introduction of food delivery apps, which brought together thousands of restaurants across the country into a single location-based platform.  The market for food delivery apps has grown significantly [...]

Latin American Floods Trigger Cooking Oil Crisis in Korea

Latin American Floods Trigger Cooking Oil Crisis in Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Last year’s floods affecting key soybean producers in Latin America, including those in Argentina, led to a drop in the soybean harvest, which is now crippling the supply of business-to-business cooking oil in Korea – further pressuring food businesses that are already suffering from soaring egg prices from the [...]