Korean Food Delivery has been on the rise with eating trends like eating alone or at home has gone up. This means that in South Korea, food delivery related businesses has seen a very successful 2016 which numbers showing no signs of decline heading into 2017. With so many restaurants in Seoul that offer delivery, it makes sense that more and more people are eating in. This saves time on transportation and is overall much more convenient. The weather in Korea makes it so that food deliveries will never truly die. Many days in Korea are rainy, snowy, or just plain too humid to go outside. Korean food delivery is very different from food delivery in other countries. Many times delivered food can be left outside for pickup which takes care of the mess of cleaning up after a meal.
The leading Korean food apps on the market are Baedal Minjok, Yogiyo, and Delivery Hero. However, you can be sure more food delivery apps will be launching soon because of the high demand. Food delivery has become more accessible than ever thanks to many of these food delivery apps. Many Korean food delivery startups are focused on creating a single location based platform for the thousands of restaurants in Seoul. Through this platform, they will be able to offer the widest variety of selections for their food delivery apps.
Baebal Minjok currently is the leader in the food delivery app service. They do over 10 million deliveries a month which are twice what they did last year. Experts feel that the trend will continue heading into 2017. New types of food delivery apps are starting to be launched by Korean Food Startups. Some are offering deliveries from high-end restaurants, restaurants that would usually never deliver.
In fact, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation predicted that more and more people will eat at home and become Korea’s dining trend in 2017. This is great news for a positive outlook for the food delivery industry.
The trend of eating alone can also be seen in convenience stores where store boxed lunches are expanding with more variety and selections. Koreans are very busy and eating quickly, even if it means eating alone is becoming the norm. According to a report by the Health Ministry, 55% of all Koreans aged 19-64 did not have dinner with their families as of 2015. The reasons being the long work hours by Korean companies and the time saved by eating alone. Others simply do not have someone to eat with. Gone are the days when eating alone was looked at as something being wrong in one’s social life. However, there are many restaurants that do not welcome single customers because of the amount of table space he or she takes up. Which is why many people would rather order from their home than dining alone at a restaurant.