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New laws keep alcohol-to-go on the menu after the pandemic

May 28, 2021
Almost 20 states passed or are working on legislation that makes takeout drinks permanent.
According to one expert, "2020 was the most important year for alcohol since the end of Prohibition."
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Takeout cocktails have saved many businesses. Some states want to make them permanent offerings.

Jun 25, 2020
Takeout cocktails have saved jobs in the restaurant and bar industries.
A bartender sells a frozen margarita to go in New York City. Offering alcohol for takeout  has helped keep restaurants and bars afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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