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South Korea to Allow Foreigners to Work at Restaurants

South Korea to Allow Foreigners to Work at Restaurants

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to accept more foreign workers to relieve a chronic labor shortage at restaurants. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has been discussing plans with relevant agencies to include restaurants in the list of jobs open to foreigners holding E-9 non-professional employment visas by the [...]

Senior Customers Struggle with Restaurants Requiring Use of Social Media Apps

Senior Customers Struggle with Restaurants Requiring Use of Social Media Apps

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seniors are struggling with the increasing number of restaurants taking orders exclusively through apps or social media platforms, catering to the high demand from the younger generation in certain areas. A 54-year-old individual surnamed Baek had to leave a famous macaron store in Seoul’s Gangnam District empty-handed because the [...]

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 [...]