New permit allows for alcohol drop-off through delivery apps

New permit allows for alcohol drop-off through delivery apps

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

New permits are making way for alcohol delivery through popular apps, like Favor and Uber Eats. A Senate bill passed in May made it possible by allowing the creation of a Consumer Delivery Permit. 

"This now makes it widespread. So anyone can use an app or whatever service they have and then request alcohol to be delivered right to them," Chris Porter, with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, said. 

He said the process has been in the works for a while and gives consumers more options. 

"If you want to order a meal at your home and you want to order, say a pizza to go along with beer, you can now have that beer delivered along side the pizza," he said. 

Service and Catering Manager for Walk-On Caitlin Mills says by adding this new service, drivers should be trained to avoid serving to minors. 

"Us as a business are very strict here on carding people, ensuring that we're following those TABC guidelines and ensuring that we're serving alcohol safely and correctly," she said. "So that's my thing is I would want to fully ensure that that was happening if we are letting alcohol leave our premises and go to customers." 

Porter said that's something TABC is already working closely with alcoholic beverage industry stakeholders and delivery services to determine issues such as fees and training requirements for the new permits.

"We're obviously going to require delivery drivers to ensure that people are of legal age and that they aren't intoxicated when the alcohol is delivered," he said.

Despite those concerns, it's a service that could deter drunk driving and bring more business to restaurants. 

"I hope maybe it will encourage people to just make those safer choices and if they do want to drink be more responsible and have it brought to you at home," Mill said. "It's just upped our to-go business a lot and it's been great for us." 

The agency expects to issue permits to eligible restaurants and bars this month.

 

 

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