[Weekender] Koreans more adventurous with wine

For many Koreans of a certain age, hearing the word “Majuang” will bring a wistful smile. It is difficult to recall the taste, but in the days when imported wines were a rarity, Majuang ruled. Th...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:37

[Weekender] Rise and fall of restaurant chains in Korea

Up until the mid-2000s, US restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse was the go-to dining option for many Koreans who wanted to celebrate special occasions. The Australian-themed casual-dining chain has s...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:57

[Weekender] Dining as leisure, small luxury

For many Koreans, cutting up an American-style steak with a knife and fork was until recently the most common idea of premium dining. Western-themed restaurants thrived for nearly 20 years in the ’...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:53

[Weekender] Food tech transforms dining industry

Technological developments have significantly changed dining and restaurant operations worldwide, improving convenience and efficiency. South Korea, one of the most-wired countries in the world, is ...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:47

[Weekender] Conglomerates go head-to-head in casual dining

Competition for customers at Seoul’s various casual premium restaurants is fierce, with restaurants opened up by owner-executives of Korea‘s largest corporations aggressively seeking to set trends ...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:44

[Weekender] Shake Shack scores big with trendy Koreans

Kim Go-hee, a 22-year-old university student living in Iksan, North Jeolla Province, had one mission on a recent day trip to Seoul -- dining at South Korea’s first Shake Shack restaurant, which open...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:39

[Weekender] Korea braces for antigraft law

Korea’s civil servants, elected officials, journalists and officials of private educational institutions must soon abide by this new discipline: They cannot receive free meals that cost more than 30...

Updated : 2016.08.12 19:37

[Weekender] Antigraft bill puts local industry on its heels

A seafood restaurant based in Jongno, Seou recently adjusted the price of its two most popular dishes from 32,000 won ($29) to 28,000 won per person. It was a preemptive measure to assure that gover...

Updated : 2016.08.12 17:06

[Weekender] Antisolicitation law at a glance

In spite of all the opposition, concerns and disputes, the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act -- commonly dubbed the Kim Young-ran law -- will finally take effect starting from September 28. Guideb...

Updated : 2016.08.12 17:05

[Weekender] Confused businesses prepare for anti-graft law

With the looming effectuation of the antigraft law, most South Korean companies are suffering from confusion about how they can prepare for promotional and other events. The Improper Solicitation an...

Updated : 2016.08.12 14:43

[Weekender] Local entertainment industry anticipates hard hit with new anti-corruption law

With the induction of Korea’s new anticorruption law looming, much of the workforce public is left speculating as to the extent of how it will affect their businesses when it officially takes effect ...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:01

[Weekender] Korean firms use Olympics as sales booster

The Summer Olympic Games that kicked off Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are a bonanza for major Korean businesses that have suffered from sluggish domestic consumption for years. Companies across...

Updated : 2016.08.05 17:14

[Weekender] Augmented reality beyond gaming and entertainment

The explosive popularity of Nintendo and Niantic’s augmented reality game “Pokemon Go” has set off a boom in Korea, with companies, the government and consumers thinking about how the combination ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:34

[Weekender] 'Pokemon Go’ spotlights augmented reality’s potential

The explosive popularity of Nintendo and Niantic’s GPS-based mobile game “Pokemon Go” around the world, including South Korea, has thrust into the spotlight the core technology behind the game -- ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:31

[Weekender] Pokemon no longer child’s play

The augmented reality smartphone game “Pokemon Go” is fueling the already hyped-up market for “kidults,” a newly coined term that combines “kid” and “adult.” The Pokemon craze worldwide is l...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:55