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Pizza Franchises Search for Breakthrough as Fried Chicken Industry Dominates Market

Pizza Franchises Search for Breakthrough as Fried Chicken Industry Dominates Market

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Pizza is being ruled out from what was once heated competition with fried chicken over late-night snacks and delivery food. Cheong-o DPK Co., which runs South Korea’s top pizza franchise Domino’s Pizza, reported total sales of 232.8 billion won (US$199.3 million) last year, up 114.2 percent since 2010 (108.7 [...]

Airlines Sell In-flight Blankets and Pajamas for ‘First-Class’ Experience

Airlines Sell In-flight Blankets and Pajamas for ‘First-Class’ Experience

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean airlines are selling in-flight items for consumers to quench their thirst for travel. Top flag carrier Korean Air Lines Co. released a blanket for first-class seats last month priced at 48,000 won (US$41.50). Airlines normally don’t sell the blankets used by those travelling in first class. Some [...]

Korean Air Produces Name Tags Using Scraps of Retired Aircraft

Korean Air Produces Name Tags Using Scraps of Retired Aircraft

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s biggest carrier, on Thursday released name tags and golf ball markers made with parts from a Boeing 747-400 (HL7461), a retired aircraft. The airline made souvenirs using materials produced while disassembling the old aircraft. The HL7461, Korean Air’s last Boeing 747-400, was introduced [...]

Foodmakers to Inscribe Braille on Instant Noodle Packages

Foodmakers to Inscribe Braille on Instant Noodle Packages

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Instant noodle makers are introducing braille packaging for the blind. Samyang Foods Co. said Tuesday that it will release a cup noodle edition of Buldak Bokkeummyeon (hot chicken-flavor type) and the Samyang Ramen, inscribed with braille, this month. The Korean words for “Buldak” and “Samyang” will be inscribed in [...]