food delivery Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Restaurants See No Alternative to Plastic Packaging and Delivery: Survey

Restaurants See No Alternative to Plastic Packaging and Delivery: Survey

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Restaurant owners recognize the fact that plastic is both costly and bad for the environment, but the lack of an alternative leaves them with no choice but to use it, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korea Foodservice Industry Research Institute conducted a survey of 150 restaurant owners, 73.8 percent [...]

Food Delivery Charges Soar Alongside Rising Demand

Food Delivery Charges Soar Alongside Rising Demand

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With increasing food delivery commissions resulting from skyrocketing demand in the pandemic era, consumers are beginning to split up delivery fees. In January, most delivery companies raised delivery commissions by 500 to 1,000 won (US$0.42-0.83). The default delivery fee, which stood at around 3,300 won last year, jumped to [...]

Increasing Number of Foreigners Working Illegally as Food Delivery Drivers as Industry Expands

Increasing Number of Foreigners Working Illegally as Food Delivery Drivers as Industry Expands

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — With the growth of the food delivery industry and intensifying competition between firms to hire new employees, foreigners are increasingly being hired illegally. Searching for a delivery job on a recruitment website returns numerous employers willing to hire foreigners, most of whom are not eligible for these jobs. Foreigners [...]

Food Delivery App Use Declines Sharply Due to Shift to ‘Living with COVID-19’

Food Delivery App Use Declines Sharply Due to Shift to ‘Living with COVID-19’

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — After expanding explosively during the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for food delivery apps is now declining steeply primarily due to the nation’s gradual shift to the “living with COVID-19″ policy. According to the big data analytics firm Mobile Index, the number of Android smartphone users for the nation’s leading [...]

Labor Union Suspends Delivery Following Entry Ban by Apartment Complex

Labor Union Suspends Delivery Following Entry Ban by Apartment Complex

INCHEON, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to the recent decision by an apartment complex to allow entry of delivery motorcycles only via underground parking lots, delivery personnel and businesses have decided to reject all deliveries to the complex. Rider Union, a labor union representing gig workers of food delivery apps, announced that it [...]