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‘Owner Risk’ an Important Factor When Choosing Where to Dine

‘Owner Risk’ an Important Factor When Choosing Where to Dine

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumers consider the brand’s ‘owner risk’ as an important standard of choice when eating out. According to a survey of 1,000 men and women between the ages of 16 and 64 conducted by market research firm Embrain Trend Monitor, more than half of respondents felt that “There have been [...]

Report Highlights Transformation of Korean Dining Over Past Decade

Report Highlights Transformation of Korean Dining Over Past Decade

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — In the past decade, the food service industry has gone through significant change. Food that was once a huge success disappeared suddenly, and old favorites reappeared out of nowhere. The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. recently published a report outlining popular dishes and trends in the restaurant market [...]

Shorter Workweek Boosts Popularity of Dining E-coupons

Shorter Workweek Boosts Popularity of Dining E-coupons

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — E-coupons for dining are selling like hot cakes as the end of the year approaches. The increased sales seem to be reflecting the lifestyle changes of many South Korean workers. With employees now limited to 52 hours of work per week, the number of work-related drinking get togethers has [...]

VistaJet Adds Michelin Stars to the Mid-Autumn Festival with On-board Cantonese Dining by Duddell’s

VistaJet Adds Michelin Stars to the Mid-Autumn Festival with On-board Cantonese Dining by Duddell’s

HONG KONG, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, today announces its collaboration with Duddell’s, the Michelin-starred culinary, cultural and social destination in Hong Kong.  Together Duddell’s and VistaJet will create an exclusive in-flight menu and limited-edition mooncakes to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.  The exquisite food [...]

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 [...]

Anti-Graft Law Prompts Public Officials to “Dine Solo”

Anti-Graft Law Prompts Public Officials to “Dine Solo”

CHUNGJU, South Korea, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s new anti-graft law is prompting public officials to dine alone, exercising maximum caution out of fear that the slightest misunderstanding could have severe negative repercussions. The trend has been seen particularly among those living alone, separated from their families by work, who would usually spend their [...]

SNS Users Refrain from Posting Food Photos over Anti-Graft Law Fears

SNS Users Refrain from Posting Food Photos over Anti-Graft Law Fears

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – With the new anti-graft law reshaping Korea’s dining and gifting culture, another change is being observed: people are seemingly holding back from uploading food photos on SNS platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.  The new law prohibits public officials, journalists, and private school faculty members from accepting [...]

Overseas Tableware Brands Make Successful Inroads in Korea

Overseas Tableware Brands Make Successful Inroads in Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The recent hype in Korea over cooking, dining and interior design is helping overseas dishware brands make a successful entrance in the Korean market.  Iittala, a Finnish household supplies manufacturer specializing in tableware and cookware, recently introduced a dishware collection called Teema Tiimi that reflects upon Korea’s dining culture, [...]

Restaurants Boost Department Store Sales

Restaurants Boost Department Store Sales

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Cooking is big in Korea. There are currently more than a dozen cooking shows on Korean television, featuring variety of cuisines, restaurants, and famous chefs, and department stores are benefitting from this food-frenzy phenomenon.  Major department stores like Shinsegae are hosting well-known restaurant franchises at their outlets, attracting consumers [...]