When restaurants were allowed to do take out and delivery during the coronavirus pandemic, they were also allowed to include alcoholic beverages to go. The thinking was that when restaurants were back to service customers inside or out on the patio that the to-go drinks would have to stop. This is not the case. Many restaurants say that allowing them to have alcoholic drinks included in their take out and delivery orders helped them make ends meet during the pandemic. The governor now says that this service can continue.

According to Spectrum News, Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the right for restaurants to be able to continue selling alcoholic beverages with to-go dinners and deliveries to their customers. The order to allow the sale of alcohol with take-out was set to expire this past weekend, but now it can continue.

This is an order that will continue to help the restaurants that have relied on alcohol sales to add revenue during the pandemic. Being able to sell beer, wine, and other beverages, have helped the restaurants to supplement them during these tough times. Continuing the sales, according to restaurant owners, allows them to have more stability. They had to get rid of many employees during the pandemic.

The restaurant and hospitality industry was hit the hardest during the coronavirus pandemic so being able to extend the to-go alcohol order is crucial for these businesses.

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