Alcohol to-go, previously unheard of, became huge as consumers increasingly wanted mixed drinks. Bars were shut down — and remain shut down without the offer of food — in most cities and states, so consumers had to drink responsibly in other ways.
Bars began to create virtual concepts like Chicago’s Gin and Juice, which offers mixed drinks in pre-packaged bottles that customers mix at home.
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Other chains like Fuzzy’s Tacos started selling margaritas by the gallon to customers.
Alcohol laws show signs of changing as Ohio voted last year to make alcohol to-go permanently legal.
One-third of off-premise customers ages 21+ said they had included an alcoholic beverage with a takeout or delivery order since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, and they’ll continue to in the future, according to the NRA survey.