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History

Nolboo’s history is as follows.

  • Present – 2013

    2016

    • 03 Selected as one of the country’s top 100 franchises (Nolboo Bossam, Nolboo BudaeJjigae & Cheolpangui
    • 06 Selected as an outstanding company for the 2016 GCSI (Global Customer Satisfaction Index)
      (Topping the list for 7 consecutive years)

    2015

    • 03 Selected as one of the country’s top 100 franchises (by Maeil Business Newspaper)
    • 04 Launch of Red Mugg Coffee
    • 05 28th anniversary of foundation
    • 05 Launch of Nolboo’s brand Gongsugan
    • 05 Launch of Nolboo’s brand Yennal Tongdak (old-fashioned fried chicken)
    • 07 Opening of a Nolboo Chef's Choice restaurant at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan
    • 10 Opening of a Nolboo BudaeJjigae & Cheolpangui restaurant in Qingpu District, Shanghai.

    2014

    • 01 Selected as one of the country’s top 100 franchises (Nolboo Bossam, Nolboo BudaeJjigae & Cheolpangui
      (iron griddle-cooked meat)
    • 02 Launch of Nolboo’s brand Osaekchanyeon
    • 03 Launch of Korean salad bar and buffet, nTABLE
    • 05 Awards ceremony for the 27th anniversary of foundation

    2013

    • 04 Launch of Nolboo’s brand Sutburae Jangdak (charcoal-broiled fried chicken)
    • 08 Launch of THE Nolboo Bossam brand
    • 09 Launch of Nolboo’s brand Hangari Galbi (Korean BBQ)
    • 09 Launch of Nolboo’s brand Oven-Baked Pig's Trotters (Pig's Trotters)
  • 2012 ~ 2007

    2012

    • Won the Consumer-Trusted Business Grand Prize for nine years in a row.
    • Launch of Nolboo’s brand Malgeun Seolleongtang Damda (beef bone soup)

    2011

    • Selected of Nolboo Bossam and BudaeJjigae as exemplary franchisees (2011) (by the SMBA)
    • Received Environmentally-Friendly Brand Grand Prize (from the Korea Brand Management Association).
    • Received the Korea Brand Star Prize in Korean Food(hansik) sector for five straight years.

    2010

    • Selection of Nolboo BudaeJjigae as exemplary franchisees(2010) (by the SMBA).
    • Received the Korea Brand Star Prize in Korean Food(hansik) sector for four straight years.
    • Selected for the 2010 GCSI (Global Customer Satisfaction Index) (Topping the list) (by JMAC Korea).
    • Received ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) certification
    • Received Good-Quality Service Business certification.

    2009

    • Became the first hansik business to be one of the top 100 brands (2008).
    • Received HACCP certification.
    • Received a letter of commendation from the Minister of Knowledge and Economy as an exemplary business in the productivity improvement sector.

    2008

    • Received the Korea Brand Star Prize in hansik sector for four straight years.
    • Opening of the high-end hansik restaurant Suraon in Beijing, China
    • Received the high-quality traditional Korean food certification.
    • Received a prize from the Prime Minister in the productivity innovation sector.

    2007

    • Won the Consumer-Trusted Business Grand Prize for four years in a row.
    • Launch of Nolboo’s brand Yoksimdameun Seolleongtang (beef bone soup)
    • Opening of Fusion Chinese restaurant Charung
  • 2006 ~ 2002

    2006

    • Received INNO – BIZ certification.
    • Won the Consumer-Trusted Business Grand Prize (from the Korea Economic Daily and the Korea Consumer Forum).
    • Received the Korean Food Grand Prize (from the Korea Academy of Commodity Science & Technology

    2005

    • Selected as an exemplary business in the New Labor-Management Culture sector (by the Ministry of Employment and Labor).
    • Received a letter of commendation from the Prime Minister for the Productivity Grand Prize.
    • Establishment of Nolboo Food Development Research Institute

    2004

    • Launch of Nolboo’s brand Hwapan Seokhoigui (roasted oysters)
    • Participated in the Seoul World Food Expo.
    • Won the Consumer-Trusted Business Grand Prize.
    • Received the National Productivity Grand Prize.
    • Launch of Nolboo’s Hangari Galbi (Korean BBQ) brand

    2003

    • Selection as an exemplary business in service quality by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)

    2002

    • Establishment of Nolboo Myeongga Restaurant
    • Received ISO9001 certification.
  • 2001 ~ 1996

    2001

    • Held the 2nd National Academic Paper Contest for Restaurants
    • Received a letter of commendation from the Administrator of the National Tax Service as a faithful taxpayer.
    • Held the 3rd National Academic Paper Contest for Restaurants

    2000

    • Opening of Nolboo Jongga Restaurant specializing in Sulfur-fed Duck in Jamsil, Seoul.
    • Held the 1st National Academic Paper Contest for Restaurants

    1999

    • Establishment of Nolboo Food Service

    1996

    • Eumseong Factory was selected as a promising SME by Chungbuk Bank.
    • Commencement of the C.I.P. work in commemoration of the 10th anniversary
      (completed in September 1997)
  • 1995 ~ 1987

    1995

    • Development of Nolboo Sottukkeong Samgyeopsal (pork belly) (new design model No. 184077)

    1994

    • Changed the company name from Nolboo Food to Nolboo
    • Launch of Nolboo Madang newsletter

    1990

    • Establishment of Nolboo Food Co., Ltd. (capital: 50 million won)

    1987

    • 03 Opening of the first restaurant Golmokjip (floor size: 16.5㎡; capital: 3 million won)
    • 05 Startup of Nolboo Bossam (floor size: 39.6㎡; capital: 5 million won)