Liquor board tells restaurants to decide how diners may legally order drinks

After weeks of discussion, liquor commissioners on Tuesday declined to make a rule governing when diners in restaurants may legally order a drink, opting instead to allow eateries to decide how to comply with a new law. The law, HB240, which went into effect in May, clarifies that restaurant patrons may order an alcoholic drink as long as they show an “intent” to buy food. But it was left up to commissioners with the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to decide what diners and restau...

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