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Busan’s Yeongdo District Gains Popularity as Island Without Franchises

Busan’s Yeongdo District Gains Popularity as Island Without Franchises

BUSAN, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — One district in the city of Busan is gaining popularity as an ‘island without franchises’. Yeongdo-gu, an island district in Busan, is known as the islet of coffee, where various coffee festivals are held regularly in tandem with local coffee shops. These coffee shops are private stores not affiliated [...]

Starbucks Korea Doubles Down on Cashless Stores

Starbucks Korea Doubles Down on Cashless Stores

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. is adding 300 more ‘cashless shops’ in addition to the 103 stores currently in operation, starting on Monday. Cashless stores recommend that customers use a means of payment other than cash. The company noted that adding 300 more cashless stores would amount to one-third of [...]

Tumbler Sales at Cafe Franchises Soar amid Plastic-free Movement

Tumbler Sales at Cafe Franchises Soar amid Plastic-free Movement

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of tumblers at local coffee franchises surged last month amid the government’s push to reduce the use of plastic cups and straws to protect the environment. Since last month, the government has been clamping down on coffee shops that provide drinks in disposable cups without first asking customers. [...]

Café Sparks Controversy After Banning Teenage Students

Café Sparks Controversy After Banning Teenage Students

BUSAN, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A café in Busan is embroiled in controversy after banning teenage students from entering the establishment. In a poster affixed to the front door, the café says that middle school and high school students are not welcome following a spate of poor behavior including swearing, speaking rudely, and spitting on [...]