Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will allow Florida restaurants to sell cocktails along with delivery and take out food orders even after the coronavirus pandemic ends.
DeSantis lifted restrictions on allowing customers to take their alcohol to go early in the pandemic as a way to help restaurants when they were temporarily ordered not to seat customers. Eventually, capacity restrictions were put in place before all restrictions were lifted.
But alcohol to-go will continue under DeSantis’s emergency order, and the idea proved popular with Floridians.
“It worked well, people liked it, there was a good response, so we said this should be something that we just make permanent,” DeSantis explained.