SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The first shared kitchen at a highway rest area, where two or more owners can operate at different time periods in one shared space, has started full-scale operations, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said.
The first projects for “Shared Kitchen,” opened Thursday at the Seoul Underground Rendezvous Service Area and Anseong Service Area on Gyeongbu Expressway.
According to ministry, the shared kitchen pilot project, which will be promoted as part of the government’s new regulatory sandbox, will be operated by the rest area operator during the week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
At night, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., it will be operated by a start-up using the same kitchen and cooking facilities.
One of the operators at the Seoul Underground Rendezvous Service Area is known to be the housewife of a 4-year-old baby who is resuming social activities again after a career break following childbirth.
The startup owner at the Anseong Service Area is a college senior preparing to start a coffee shop who sells coffee and other snacks to highway night users.
“We hope that the shared kitchen will help create jobs for young people in the future without the burden of investing in facilities,” the ministry said.
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