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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 [...]

S. Korea’s Overseas Food Business Operations Jump 17.6 Pct in 2016

S. Korea’s Overseas Food Business Operations Jump 17.6 Pct in 2016

SEJONG, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of overseas restaurants, bakeries and cafeterias run by South Korean companies jumped 17.6 percent on-year in 2016 on their efforts to expand overseas business, government data showed Wednesday.  A total of 188 firms operated 5,476 stores in 50 countries as of end-2016, up from 4,656 overseas shops [...]

Restaurants Face Worsening Biz Conditions

Restaurants Face Worsening Biz Conditions

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s restaurant industry is suffering from worsening business conditions due to market saturation and a prolonged economic slowdown, government data showed Monday.  The number of restaurants and pubs in Asia’s fourth-largest economy stood at 650,000 as of end-2014, up 2.4 percent from a year earlier, according to Statistics [...]

New Anti-Graft Law to Impact Businesses around Korean National Assembly

New Anti-Graft Law to Impact Businesses around Korean National Assembly

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Constitutional Court ruled Thursday to uphold a new anti-graft law, a decision that is likely to affect numerous businesses across Korea.  Better known as the Kim Young-ran law, named after its advocate, the law prohibits government officials, civil servants, journalists, and faculty members of private schools from [...]

PyeongChang 2018: Korea Aims for Accurate Food Titles at Restaurants

PyeongChang 2018: Korea Aims for Accurate Food Titles at Restaurants

CHUNCHEON, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – “The Palace Exploded the Diced Chicken”, “Mixed Sea Food Iraq Government Office Surface”, “Fried French”. These are some of the local ‘dishes’ that tourists run into when travelling overseas. But a recent study showed that Korea is not immune to this problem, with many awkward menu translations uncovered by [...]