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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 [...]

Japanese Restaurant Employees Least Satisfied with Work, Exposed to Highly Intensive Labor: Survey

Japanese Restaurant Employees Least Satisfied with Work, Exposed to Highly Intensive Labor: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Among restaurant employees, workers at Japanese restaurants feel most exposed to intensive labor while their sense of achievement is the lowest, a survey showed. The Industrial Skills Council, comprised of 16 associations and groups including the Korea Food Service Industry Association, conducted a survey of 160 workers in the [...]

Restaurant, Cafe Owners Fear Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions Threaten Their Survival

Restaurant, Cafe Owners Fear Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions Threaten Their Survival

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of restaurants and cafes are fiercely protesting against the government’s decision on Friday to reduce their nighttime hours of operation by one to counter spreading COVID-19 infections at multi-use facilities. While extending the toughest Level 4 restrictions for another two weeks until Sept. 5 in the capital area [...]

Amid Plunge in Evening Sales, Restaurants Turn Eyes Towards Daytime Business

Amid Plunge in Evening Sales, Restaurants Turn Eyes Towards Daytime Business

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With the implementation of the highest Level 4 social distancing restrictions for Seoul metropolitan area resulting in a plunge in night sales, an increasing number of South Korean restaurants are focusing instead on attracting customers during the day. A franchise Chinese restaurant in Yeouido, Seoul’s financial district, started providing [...]