Do you remember last May? Nothing, no one really does, but that’s when the restaurant industry’s struggle to survive the COVID-19 era, coupled with sponsors thirsting for something to take back, prompted the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. to temporarily allow the sale of shipping-out cocktails.
Now the cocktails will not disappear soon. On Wednesday, Governor Insay Insley signed a bill that “temporarily codifies beverage license privileges, similar to the emissions provided by licensees to licensees during the COVID-19 epidemic,” a “curb”. Acceptance or delivery of alcoholic products, sale of cocktails, cocktail sets և wine drinks և sale of growers by restaurants. ”
The coding of the cocktails will last until the summer of 2023, if not more, the LCB will assess the impact of the drinks through an independent study.
At the official signing, Inslee said the measure “will help boost sales, which usually depend on the development of those licensees, և offer stability to the industry that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic.”
Selling processed cocktails still requires buying a complete meal. However, the new legislation includes a small pig, which should be of interest to the restaurant industry. It directs the LCB to reconsider the rule that some businesses should provide a full menu of eight full meals in parallel with the sale of beverages, “flexibility requirements for larger beverages food service requirements” – potential good news for owners who consider the current requirement heavy: