Food is the best way and usually the first step to exploring the culture of any country. In South Korea, millions of visitors visit every year and want to taste the best of K-Dining. Korean startup Wad, which operates Catch Table, one of the popular apps for reserving restaurant tables in Korea, has launched an English version of its app. Wad expects that foreign travelers who visit Korea will easily find great restaurants in Korea using the app, available for download on app stores.
The Catch Table team explained that the intention of launching the English version is to promote Korean delicacies to foreigners who visit Korea. According to one of the employees at Catch Table, “We decided to start developing our English version because there were numerous requests for launching it .”He also stated, “Incoming travelers in the past had a hard time emailing and waiting for an answer from restaurants to reserve seats; however, now they can search and easily reserve premium restaurants any time based on dates, time and number of parties.”
The number of tourists is rising as COVID-19 testing is no longer necessary for inbound travelers visiting Korea. Moreover, Korea permits foreigners from 112 different countries to enter without a visa, also leading to the influx of tourists. Catch Table is an application that allows users to quickly and conveniently make live restaurant reservations. It provides a reliable service considering that more than 2 million Korean users actively visit the app within two years of its launch.
The service has removed all complicated communications, such as phone calls and emails, from the reservation process. Users can avail of live reservations twenty-four-seven, making it a highly satisfactory app among users. Catch Table has allied services such as a customized curation list of Korean foods, which it constantly updates.
Catch Table filters restaurants by date, parties, price, food type, table type, etc. Other information, for example, valet parking and corkage services, can also be checked using the app. It also provides discount tickets to restaurants listed in its famous guidebook. The food-tech company raised $24 million in Series C investment this year from investors like Altos Ventures, Company K Partners, Daol Investment (formerly KTB Network ), Korea Investment Partners, and Orion Asset Management.
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