The Coronavirus is wrecking havoc on the food, bar & entertainment industry. With many bars completely closing, and restaurants being to-go or delivery orders only, it’s left plenty without work.
One relief came when Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out:
Restaurants in Texas can now deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to customers.
In response to #coronavirus I waived some regulations that hindered that.
These next few weeks it’s important to support our restaurants. They’re a great source of food for Texans. pic.twitter.com/j9LFsDFceE
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 19, 2020
Essentially any restaurant, or dining establishment that has an alcohol or beer & wine TABC permit, can sell alcohol *with the purchase of food. The TABC has many regulations around what and what not is legal, and we aren’t going to dive into that here. What we want to know, is once we move past this coronavirus, and social distancing is no longer a thing. Should restaurants still be allowed to sell “cocktail kits” to go? What do you think?