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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 [...]

Restaurant Industry Places Bigger Focus on Side Dishes to Offset Higher Cost Burden

Restaurant Industry Places Bigger Focus on Side Dishes to Offset Higher Cost Burden

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the rapid growth of food delivery services, South Korea’s restaurant industry is placing more emphasis on the development and marketing of side dishes. To offset the heightened burden stemming from delivery app commissions and fees charged by delivery companies, the restaurant industry [...]

Restaurant Owners Mull Closing Before Dinnertime as Gov’t Enforces Semi-lockdown for 2 Weeks

Restaurant Owners Mull Closing Before Dinnertime as Gov’t Enforces Semi-lockdown for 2 Weeks

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of mom-and-pop restaurants and cafes in the greater Seoul area are considering scaling back operating hours for two weeks, as the country went into a semi-lockdown Monday and most people are expected to cancel dinner appointments and stay at home. The government imposed the most stringent social distancing [...]

Neighborhood Restaurants More Popular than Those in Remote Areas in COVID-19 Era

Neighborhood Restaurants More Popular than Those in Remote Areas in COVID-19 Era

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Neighborhood ‘mat-jibs’ are enjoying rising popularity in the midst of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Mat-jib is a Korean term to describe a good and delicious restaurant. This trend indicates that people are showing more preference towards the restaurants in their neighborhood than those in remote areas. Shinhan Card Co., [...]