Utah protects restaurant chains against liquor license shortages

Last year liquor licenses were in such short supply that Buffalo Wild Wings stopped construction on its Layton location until the chain could get a liquor permit. Since then, lawmakers have protected restaurant chains against license shortages by creating master liquor permits, which became available in May. Although no chains have applied for a master license yet, officials are confident these licenses will be in demand when there’s another chronic license shortage. “It’s a matter of education...

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