HOUSTON – You can now order alcohol to be delivered with your food when you order from Texas restaurants, according to a new waiver from Gov. Greg Abbott.
“Restaurants in Texas can now deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to customers,” Abbott tweeted Wednesday night. “In response to #coronavirus I waived some regulations that hindered that.”
As long as you also buy food, you can order beer, wine or mixed drinks from restaurants with mixed beverage permits.
“The Governor also directed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to waive certain provisions to allow manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic beverages to repurchase or sell back unopened product,” officials wrote in a press release.
The waivers aim to ease the burden caused to restaurant-owners as a result of coronavirus-related closures.
Restaurants in Texas can now deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to customers.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 19, 2020
In response to #coronavirus I waived some regulations that hindered that.
These next few weeks it’s important to support our restaurants. They’re a great source of food for Texans. pic.twitter.com/j9LFsDFceE