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A Twosome Place appoints Moon Young-joo as its new CEO

The former head of Burger King Korea assumes responsibility for turning the 1,500-strong South Korean coffee chain into a ‘more customer-oriented' business

Seoul-based A Twosome Place currently operates more than 1,500 stores across South Korea | Photo credit: via Shutterstock


A Twosome Place has named former Head of Burger King Korea Moon Young-joo as its new CEO. 

The Seoul-based coffee chain, which currently operates more than 1,500 stores across South Korea, said Moon’s expertise in the dining industry will support its move to become ‘more customer-oriented' in both its operations and ‘company culture’. 

Moon had served as CEO of BKR Corp., which operates Burger King in South Korea, since 2013. He also previously held leadership roles at Orion Corp.’s dining division and was responsible for bringing US restaurant chain Bennigan’s to South Korea. 

Founded in 2002, A Twosome Place is the fifth largest coffee chain in South Korea after market leader Ediya Coffee, US-based Starbucks and convenience-focused domestic operators Compose Coffee and Mega Coffee.

In November 2021, the coffee chain was acquired by US private equity firm The Carlyle Group for an undisclosed sum. 

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