Quick, Easy Lunch Boxes To-Go!
Story By: Cristy Youn and Lucienne Huh Editor: Kevin Kim Web Designer: Li June Choi
A convenience store serves a wide varieties of ages. They started selling lunch boxes in 2011. As time passed, the quality of the lunch boxes became better, which made customers more interested. Many visit it instead of a full-fledged mart when they just need to buy something hurriedly. While a mart is useful when you need a great load of items, a convenience store is for when you need items such as chips, drinks, rice, and as such, in a hurry. Customers easily use convenience stores as you can find them almost anywhere you are.
Students become very busy, enrolling into hagwons from early ages. Students living in South Korea are occupied with homework, hagwons, school, and tutors. Barely having time to get a full meal, easy go-to lunch boxes are becoming a new thing in 2016. There are a wide variety of lunch boxes from rice, hot stew, different kinds of meat, noodles, etc. The popularity is so huge that every time a popular Korean drama ends, there are lunch boxes designed for specific celebrities or designed for a character in the drama for advertisement purposes.
One of the great advantages of eating a lunch box from a convenience store is that the price is very cheap. The maximum value is 6,000 won with a minimum value of 3,000 won. Rather than eating an expensive lunch, businessmen choose to eat a lunch box from a convenience store because it was cheaper and have great quality. Considering that the lunch box gives us full meals that fills our stomachs, this is amazingly cheap for students to buy.
Also, it is a quick source of food to buy when you are busy. It only takes a several minutes to choose the lunch box and set it up using the microwave to heat it up. As one interviewee said, it is easy to just go to a near-by convenience store and get a quick lunch box to eat. For busy students, packaged lunch box is the key to eating full meals in a quick and cheap price.