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Food Delivery Businesses Stricken with ‘Ratings Terrorism’

Food Delivery Businesses Stricken with ‘Ratings Terrorism’

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Acts of so-called ‘ratings terrorism’ are hurting small eateries as food delivery orders continue to rise following the coronavirus outbreak. Ever since food delivery has become an important factor in surviving the COVID-19 era, reviews and ratings have also become powerful tools that can sway consumer choice. While some [...]

Card Payments for Dining Out Down 10 pct amid Pandemic

Card Payments for Dining Out Down 10 pct amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a heavy blow to South Korea’s restaurant industry last year. Particularly, entertainment bars and barbecue restaurants were hit the hardest. According to a recent report from the Korea Food Service Industry Association, the value of credit card payments reported by Shinhan Card Co. at restaurants [...]

Restaurant Owners, Delivery Riders Clash over Food Delays

Restaurant Owners, Delivery Riders Clash over Food Delays

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The rapid growth of the food delivery market accelerated by the coronavirus outbreak is causing more disputes between restaurant owners and delivery riders. In the delivery market, where ‘time is money’, disputes between restaurant owners and riders occur over various delays. Restaurant owners blame the delivery riders for picking [...]

32 Seoul Restaurants Win Michelin Stars amid COVID-19 Plight

32 Seoul Restaurants Win Michelin Stars amid COVID-19 Plight

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Michelin Guide on Thursday announced the 2021 Michelin Guide for Seoul, awarding stars to 32 restaurants here that offer extraordinary cuisine. This year’s awards, livestreamed in light of the pandemic, featured a total of 178 Seoul restaurants, the same as last year. Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the [...]

Agriculture Ministry, Naver Work Together to Offer Info on ‘Virus-safe’ Restaurants

Agriculture Ministry, Naver Work Together to Offer Info on ‘Virus-safe’ Restaurants

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Thursday it has collaborated with the country’s top online portal operator Naver Corp. to provide information on restaurants that follow guidelines on the prevention of the new coronavirus. The government said earlier it will release data on restaurants that follow sanitary guidelines and induce [...]

Big Data Shows Why Restaurant Businesses are Struggling

Big Data Shows Why Restaurant Businesses are Struggling

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A big data analysis has revealed that the once popular consumer trends of exploring gourmet restaurants and having get-togethers after work, which have bolstered the growth of restaurant businesses in South Korea, have declined sharply due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The state-run Small Enterprise and Market Service carried [...]

Restaurant Owners Desperate as Food Delivery Apps Bombarded with Registration Requests

Restaurant Owners Desperate as Food Delivery Apps Bombarded with Registration Requests

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to rage on, an increasing number of small restaurants are jumping into the delivery business. The phenomenon of an overwhelming number of businesses attempting to join delivery platforms is resulting in processing delays for each application. Vroong, a food delivery platform, reported that the number [...]

Rising Commission Rates Exacerbate Delivery Crisis

Rising Commission Rates Exacerbate Delivery Crisis

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Demand for food delivery service has surged following torrential summer rain and the coronavirus outbreak. But food vendors are frustrated after delivery platforms decided to raise their commission fees last month. Some experts argue that major e-commerce compoanies such as Coupang are responsible for heightening commission rates as they [...]