A lifeline for Texas bars, which they shuttered due to the Coronavirus
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved rules this week to make it easier for bars to re-open as restaurants. It removes the requirement that bars have commercial cooking equipment. They can also use sales from food trucks for the metrics. Emily Knight, who heads the Texas Restaurant Association, says it’s great that more bars are being allowed to re-open, but they must play by the rules.
Texas shuttered about 53-hundred saloons across the state, and the government is fast-tracking applications.