South Korea food delivery giants rev up rider race amid coronavirus boom

Torri Donley

By Joori Roh and Sangmi Cha

SEOUL (Reuters) – In South Korea, some of the world’s biggest food delivery firms are scrambling to surf an estimated $4 billion wave of new orders, contracting thousands of new riders in a boom triggered by the scourge of the global economy – the coronavirus pandemic.

Koreans had already developed such an appetite for meal deliveries that the country ranked third in the world last year for food order services, according to consultancy Euromonitor. Now, tough social distancing rules and work-from-home policies to counter the pandemic have fuelled explosive growth.

South Korea’s food delivery market is expected to jump 40% this year to around $15.4 billion from $11 billion in 2019, Euromonitor data showed, topped only by China and the United States.

Surging coronavirus-era consumer demand has stoked orders, supported meal pricing and made the prospect of a career as a self-employed rider –

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Private Chefs Nicholas Chew And Leonard Cheung On The Rise Of Luxury Catering

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Just because restaurants were closed for dine-in last month, doesn’t mean Hong Kong’s one percenters were forced to slave over a stove for dinner. Trust the Tatler community to find a way to bring their favourite fine dining feasts into the comfort of their Peak, Repulse Bay and Stanley mansions and prevent the pandemic getting in the way of restaurant-grade gastronomy.

At-home luxury catering is on the rise—just look at Eleanor Lam, who flooded her Instagram feed with pictures of decadent meals prepared by the Ocean Park Marriott hotel team. Or Feiping Chang, who had the chefs from Sushi Saito at the Four Seasons hotel prepare an omakase dining experience in her kitchen.

When money is no object, hiring the very best in the business is easy as pie. “I cater for a lot of high-profile Hong Kong socialites, business executives and singers. Some are VIP clients from

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9 White Bean Recipes Even Non-Bean Lovers Will Enjoy

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Confession: Even though I’m a food and health editor who knows all about the benefits of beans…I rarely enjoy eating them. You won’t see me fill my plate with baked beans at a barbecue, and while I do buy canned kidney beans with good intentions (even armed with recipes), they tend to sit in my pantry for months.

But there is one bean dish I’ve loved ever since I was a kid: my mom’s white bean chili, served with buttery cornbread. White beans are an entry-level bean. “They are a more palatable option for people who are not used to eating beans such as black or kidney beans due to their soft texture, but still provide a similar nutrient content,” registered dietitian Kelly Jones, RD, previously told Well+Good.

That nutrient content she mentions is worth calling out. One cup of white beans has 16 grams of protein (you want

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Colo. governor to discuss restaurant support amid pandemic

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Gov. Jared Polis is set to provide an update on Colorado’s COVID-19 response, as well as a discussion around supporting the state’s restaurant industry Tuesday. 

Polis will speak from the Boettcher Mansion in Denver about 12:30 p.m. and share the update via a livestream from his official Facebook page

Polis will be joined Tuesday by Sonia

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Woburn food pantry awarded $15K in COVID-19 supplemental budget – News – Wicked Local

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State Reps. Richard Haggerty, D-Woburn, and Michael Day, D-Stoneham, secured $15,000 in state funding for the Woburn Council for Social Concern’s Food Pantry to help address food insecurity issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Food insecurity continues to be a very difficult issue affecting our community, it is my hope that these resources will assist the food pantry in providing the support that individuals and families need,” said Haggerty. “As we deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19, we must be mindful of the everyday challenges faced by our friends and neighbors.”

“The Council of Social Concern provides essential help to those facing the most dire challenges, and it does so while allowing its clients to maintain dignity and hope, two things needed now more than ever,” said Day. “This funding will fill a gap as we approach the colder weather and the holiday season, and we are pleased our

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The best kitchen gadgets, cooking tools and cookware on sale

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Shop the best kitchen gadgets and cookware on sale (Photo: Cuisinart)

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Amazon Prime Day has arrived at last. While you might be seeing a ton of featured deals on TVs and smart gadgets, Prime Day is about more than just tech—you can find great savings on top-rated cookware sets, air fryers and small appliances too (just be sure to sign up!).

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These are the best deals for cooking and kitchen products we’ve found. And be sure to check out our full list of all the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals.

The best Prime Day cookware and cooking accessories deals

  • Instant Pot 3-Qt Pressure Cooker for $44.99 (Save $75): This smaller version

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Five Guys perfect, food temperatures harm others

Torri Donley

Knoxville News Sentinel

Published 5:01 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020


Keep your fridge as cold as possible for food safety.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many restaurants have gone to takeout only, reduced hours or have temporarily closed. Please call ahead to make sure a restaurant’s status has not changed.

The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits; follow-up scores may not be immediately available. For more information on health scores, visit

Perfect scores

Elegant Otter (bar), 1123 N Central Avenue

Five Guys, 234 Brookview Center, #101 

Five Guys, 10922 Parkside Drive

Holiday Inn Express (kitchen), 816 N. Campbell Station Road


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Elegant Otter, 1123 N. Central Avenue: Garbage cans overflowing on street site. 99

Firehouse Subs, 128 Buckingham Road: Build-up in ice

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The Drinks Trust launches end of furlough grants

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The Drinks Trust is offering 500 emergency grants of £250 to those in the trade experiencing financial hardship due to the end of the government’s furlough scheme.

The furlough scheme comes to an end on 31 October and will be replaced by the Job Support Scheme. Members of the trade experiencing immediate financial hardship, who have either already been made redundant due to Covid-19, or who have recently been made redundant as a result of the end of the furlough scheme, can apply for The Drinks Trust’s End of Furlough Grant.

A total of 500 emergency grants of £250 will be given out by the charity, which will also be providing a range of wellness services to members of the trade struggling with the myriad challenges brought about by the pandemic.

To qualify for the grant you will need to have worked in

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Solano County legalized home food pop-ups. But 6 months later, chefs still can’t sell

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When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing Monday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

Under AB626, cooks can legally sell up to 30 meals a day or 60 per week from their homes when their counties opt in and they have received a permit; their annual gross sales are capped at $50,000. The law has been implemented in only one county so far, Riverside. In Alameda County, many home kitchen operations have proliferated during the pandemic without the option to get proper permitting, leading to the health department cracking

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South of Downtown community rallies to support Lincoln restaurant owner after prostate surgery | Local

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Pepe Fierro

Pepe Fierro at Bryan East Campus during his stay for prostate surgery.

Pepe Fierro has long been a selfless figure in Lincoln’s South of Downtown community.

But when the restaurant owner needed surgery because of a prostate cancer diagnosis, he knew it was time to take care of himself and let the community support him.

And the community has stepped up, with a GoFundMe page for Fierro that has raised more than $23,000 since it was created Sept. 19.

Pepe Fierro

Pepe Fierro is comforted by his dog Jet after returning home from the hospital.

White Elm Brewing Co. is hosting a Pints for Pepe event Wednesday to raise money to support Fierro in conjunction with Juju’s Vegan Creole and Cajun Cuisine.

Fierro — the owner and chef of Pepe’s Kitchen, a restaurant in the South of Downtown neighborhood that specializes in healthy, vegan food — had surgery

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