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Production Index for Restaurants Dips by Biggest Margin in 2018

Production Index for Restaurants Dips by Biggest Margin in 2018

SEJONG, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The production index for restaurants dropped by the largest margin to date last year, state data showed Tuesday, showing the weakness of the business segment that self-employed people heavily rely on. The index dropped to 94 last year from 97.2 a year earlier, the biggest fall since record keeping [...]

Michelin Awards 2-star Ratings to 2 More Restaurants in Seoul

Michelin Awards 2-star Ratings to 2 More Restaurants in Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Michelin Guide on Thursday announced its selection of 26 restaurants in Seoul with unique cuisine and quality, including two new two-star eateries. Two restaurants — fine dining Korean restaurant Gaon and La Yeon, a traditional Korean cuisine restaurant at Hotel Shilla — maintained three-star ratings for a third [...]

Delivery Apps Burden Restaurant Owners

Delivery Apps Burden Restaurant Owners

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The proliferation of delivery service apps due to the rise of single-person households and the ubiquity of smartphones among the mass public combined with the monopolistic structure that these delivery services have created has resulted in an onerous burden for restaurant owners. Addressing this very issue, the Korea Franchise [...]

Shinsegae Launches Restaurant Queue App

Shinsegae Launches Restaurant Queue App

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Group, which operates high-end department stores throughout the nation, announced that it is launching a new smartphone app that will allow shoppers to check, in real-time, the wait time at restaurants situated within Shinsegae malls. Through the service, which launched at Shinsegae’s Gangnam branch yesterday and will roll [...]

Restaurants Expecting Better Business in Fourth Quarter

Restaurants Expecting Better Business in Fourth Quarter

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The restaurant business was somewhat stunted in the third quarter this year but is expected to improve in the fourth quarter, mostly for those that serve foreign food, a sentiment survey showed Friday. The Korea Restaurant Business Index, released jointly by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs [...]

Korea to Adopt Restaurant Sanitation Grading System

Korea to Adopt Restaurant Sanitation Grading System

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will introduce a sanitation grading system for restaurants from next month, the food ministry said Friday.  From May 19, restaurants can voluntarily apply to get hygiene ratings, the ministry of Food and Drug Safety said. The Korea Agency of HACCP Accreditation and Services (KAHAS) will conduct on-site [...]

Government to Support Halal Restaurants, Attract More Muslim Tourists

Government to Support Halal Restaurants, Attract More Muslim Tourists

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Diversifying South Korea’s repertoire of visitors amid continued threats from China, the Korea Tourism Organization is planning to attract 1.2 million tourists from Muslim countries this year, up from what was roughly 980,000 in 2016.  Last year’s number was a 33-percent increase from 2015. Of the visitors, 740,000 were [...]