The Korea Tourism Organization on Wednesday launched a team of 100 undercover inspectors who check the quality of food and service at major restaurants frequented by foreign visitors.
They will visit 400 restaurants across the country from September to November posing as ordinary customers.
The team consists of 50 Koreans and 50 foreigners, most of them housewives or students. They are volunteers who will only have the cost of food and transport covered by the KTO.
The KTO will select five to 10 restaurants which receive high marks and pass on marketing strategies targeting foreign customers and provide subsidies.
Volunteers take an oath at a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday before starting their undercover mission to inspect restaurants. /Newsis