Convenience stores are the new go-to lunch place for South Koreans as inflation soars

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Inflation is at a 14-year high in South Korea, and with rising lunch menu prices at restaurants, some office workers in the East Asian country are turning to convenience stores for lunch food. For under US$5, they can pick from a range of food items, including rice rolls, instant noodles and sandwiches. Government statistics show that prices for some popular lunch items at restaurants have risen significantly. The common Korean short rib soup known as galbitang, for example, now costs 12.2% more, while the price of cold noodles or naengmyun, has gone up by 8.1%.

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