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‘Alas, Those Were the Days!’ S. Korea’s Fast Food Outlets Reminisce on Old Times

‘Alas, Those Were the Days!’ S. Korea’s Fast Food Outlets Reminisce on Old Times

SEOUL, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The McDonald’s outlet at exit No. 3 of Seoul’s Shinchon Station: for many, it was more than a run-of-the-mill burger place to grab a bite to eat. “Looking for a job after graduation, I spent many hours there for group studies and mock interviews with other applicants,” said Song [...]

Automation, Self-Service Piloted Across Convenience Stores, Restaurants

Automation, Self-Service Piloted Across Convenience Stores, Restaurants

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Changes are occurring rapidly in the service industry as the minimum wage hike implemented this year has spurred on efforts to scale back labor costs. While convenience store chains are expeditiously implementing automated stores, dining establishments are actively experimenting with expanded self-service and self-checkout policies.  Per industry insiders, Emart [...]

Lotte Teams Up With Kakao to Develop Mobile Kiosk Service

Lotte Teams Up With Kakao to Develop Mobile Kiosk Service

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean IT giant Kakao has announced the signing of a business agreement with Lotte to develop new artificial intelligence services, including a mobile kiosk that will allow customers to place orders at restaurants and coffeehouses without having to line up. Kakao and Lotte Data Communication Company, retail giant Lotte’s [...]

Restaurants, Cafés, Convenience Stores Become Meccas for Pokémon Fans

Restaurants, Cafés, Convenience Stores Become Meccas for Pokémon Fans

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The popularity of Pokémon GO is gradually waning, but there are still millions of players flicking their fingers on their smartphone screens trying to “catch’em all.”  During the second week of February (February 6 to 10), an estimated 5.63 million people played Pokémon GO, which was a drop from [...]

Talking Drink Bottles and ‘Wakey’ Wristbands Turn Heads at Digital Marketing Convention

Talking Drink Bottles and ‘Wakey’ Wristbands Turn Heads at Digital Marketing Convention

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A smart sensor that a drink bottle can ‘wear’ and a wristband device that wakes up sleepyheads are being presented to the public at the ‘Innovative & Creative Show,’ a convention for small digital companies held by Daehong Communications. Daehong Communications has helped several newly formed companies debut at [...]