Extra! Korea

September 6, 2009

North Korea closes ten restaurants in Southeast Asia because of “flirtatious waitresses”

Filed under: food, North Korea — extrakorea @ 1:44 pm

North Korea has closed ten restaurants in the countries of Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. The restaurants had been specializing in North Korean cuisine, were earning dollars for the communist country, and were popular with South Korean and Japanese customers. The official reason given was the global financial downturn. However, there are reports that waitresses have been recalled and punished for being “flirtatious” with customers.

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