Bars Become Restaurants to Dodge Texas COVID-19 Closure Rules

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 (again) by closing bars, defined as a businesses that generates at least 51 percent of revenue from alcohol sales. Clever business people, in an effort to keep their employees working and families fed, find ways to dodge the alcohol ratio rules and keep the doors open. Texas Restaurant Association says about 1,500 restaurants had to shut down because the rule “inadvertently” shut them down, putting 35,000 people out of work.

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